Oodles of noodles – Baan Thai

There are certain places in Kolkata, which, over a period of time, have achieved the cult status and has gained a certain follower base of their own. In fact, the follower base is such strong that, if a certain dish is presented in a new way, the management is flooded with complaints. One such place…

August 2016- Ilish ishtyle

Rainy season is in and there are some interesting food festivals going in and around Kolkata. This time, we’ll have couple of posts dedicated to different food festivals going in the city. The first one in this series, will be the Ilish Utsav in Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata‘s all day dining restaurant, Al Fresco. From 12-28th August, they…

The great non branded biryani joints- part 2

Kolkata is THE mecca for biryani lovers. There are branded biryani joints (some of them discussed here) and then there are those lone warriors in this segment, who, over the time, has stood up to their forte (few discussed here in part 1). In this, series, rather in this second part, I would love to highlight few…

Russell Punjabi Dhaba- THE king of Chicken bharta

Let me be honest- I love chicken bharta. Primarily, because, there’s no bone in it and secondly, though less spicy, it tastes good- everywhere, or at least that’s what I used to think. But, let me tell you something. Unless and until you’ve visited a small eatery tucked inside the busy little russell street, you’ve been…

Bodega Contina- the new kid (really ???) in town

Firstly, apologies for the late posting, and I presume, by this time, Bodega is not a very new joint in Kolkata food scenario. it felt a little strange when I got a call with somebody asking for direction to my place and in the evening, a gentleman coming down physically for inviting me to the launch…

Paramount Sherbet and the small Kolkata hidden in it…

Somehow, I always felt, there lies multiple Calcutta inside our very own Kolkata. The city with its old world charm has always fascinated me along with the new-age facilities. In this hot scorching Indian summer, while finding a good cool drinks place, either we tend to end up at those numerous coffee shops with a…

Tak Heng

This post is to welcome the new baby in town- Tak Heng, the new chinese joint in town. We were cordially invited by Prithvish da to sample the food and we WERE impressed. In the following long write-up, I would try to suggest what all one can try while in Tak Heng. As most of the…

Barcelos, Kasba…the portuguese experience or something like it

Barcelos has opened up their new outlet in Acropolis Mall, Kasba . Off course a good news for us Kolkattans that after New Delhi, they’ve chosen Kolkata for their 2nd outlet in India. And I was eager to see what they’ve got. Well, “Can I have some water please ?” How to reach and when to…

What’s up Kolkata- the diary in May

Recently, food scenario is changing like anything in Kolkata and each month is having its own numerous food festivals and menu launches. Great offers are thrown in regularly to attract customers and good food is offered. So, here’s to present a compilation of some of the happenings in foodie Kolkata…. Let’s start. Its summer and…

Restaurant week India 2016 and my experience in Serafina during it

Ola Prime presents Restaurant Week, April 2016 gives food lovers the opportunity of experiencing a three course set meal in a fine dining restaurant, with plenty of vegetarian or non-vegetarian options at a set price [INR 900 plus taxes] per person from 22nd April- Ist May 2016 for lunch or dinner. Bookings for this have…