2 cafes – one vision, different path and Mohamushkil

Recently, I’ve been to 2 cafe, which I found quite different from the usual run of the mill numerous ones. Both cafes have got one aim, one motto, one vision and that’s the good part, but surprisingly, the path taken is quite different. This is their story. The first one is Cafe I can Fly….

Manicktola- the new Kachori capital inside Kolkata ?

So, the slight chilliness is in the air. Winter is settling in. But frankly, when did season decide for a Kolkattan what to eat (maybe except the sudden madness of cakes during christmas) ? My maternal grandfather used to live in Manicktola ….. and though they’ve moved from there few years back, but those memories…

Chitto da’s Suruchee restaurant and Dacre’s Lane Kolkata

Let us talk about one typical joint in the heart of city- Esplanade. Have you heard of the name Dacre’s Lane ? You may or may not. Now, this area is the father of all khao-gully (food lane) in Kolkata. A whole stretch of around 100 mtrs is full of street food vendors on both…

Singhara chow- the hidden breakfast gem in Kolkata

Somehow, for some strange reason, there is a dearth of good breakfast joints in Kolkata. Now, I am not talking about the places which makes great kachori. I’ve been to few of them and they’re just great (you can read about them here) and also those places serving the great mughlai breakfast in those hazy…

Ujjala Chanachur and that middle aged bhodrolok

Let us visualize a middle aged kolkattan bhodrolok. Let us assume this gentleman has reached home after a (supposedly) hard day’s work, he transforms into his customary pyjama and ganjee. And, the next thing he shouts for (with that secret love in his tone) to his be(i)tter half is, “Ki go, cha-ta hobe ?” Now,…

Mohamushkil searching for Mumbai food – part 2

So, mumbai had been good for me for last few days (you may like to read that from my previous post here). Time was running short for exploring mumbai food . And, just at that point of time, Niladri fixed up time with me for another old time tested joint there called Bagdadi Restaurant. Now…

Mohamushkil searching for mumbai food – part 1

Mumbai is a city of dreams – they say and frankly for a foodie like me, that holds true. Maybe the competition is so high here, or let me put in this was, there are so many restaurants, that either you are good or you die- it’s a super cut-throat competitive world. So, it was…

Butter Fried Cheesy Egg Toast – an affair to remember

If you want me to name my 3 loves in life, it would probably come like this ….. my takia/ pashbalish (the pillow which I love and make love), wife (whom off course  I love) and eggs. Like almost any bong middle-aged men, very few love affairs still exist in our life and those which…

Mohamushkil at KFC

Let me confess, I am not much of a KFC fan, but when they’ve come up with their Chizza, I was invited there for a food tasting session. As it’s close to my place, I’ve gone to the CC1 outlet for the tasting. Now, these big food chains have always surprised me with something. I…

Mohamushkil at First Flush Golpark

চা জিনিসটা বাঙালির, বা বাঙালির ই বা বলি কেন ? যেকোনো লোকাল জনগণেরই একটা পুরোনো প্রেমের মতোন। মানে, বুঝুক আর না বুঝুক, বোঝার একটা আপ্রাণ চেষ্টা সে চালিয়ে যাবেই। আমার সীমিত অভিজ্ঞতাতে দেখেছি দার্জিলিং চা ছাড়া চা যেন তার কৌলিন্য হারায় , মানে আমি যে খুব একটা কিছু বুঝি তা নয় , কিন্তু তা ছাড়া…

Apanjan- the legendary fish fry in south Kolkata

“South Calcuta has no good joint for fried food, barring Bijoligrill” my friend told me. That set me thinking. Though I am a lover for north Calcutta’s dingy old fry shops, still I can remember at least couple of great joints from my old para, bhowanipore who can easily compete with city’s best and most…

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. You can check part 1 of this series here In this, series, rather in this second part, I would love…