Foodwalk at the khao gully at esplanade

“A meaty foodwalk can only be conducted in Chitpur” – I was proudly boasting to one of my friends when suddenly he quitely told me, “you assh&%$, have you ever been to Tipu Sultan Mosque ” “Ahhh, those falooda shops ? Off course yes” I chirped, and he snapped back “then how can you make…

Kolkata Kathi Roll – Part 1

If we have to find any icon for Kolkata non-sweet food, probably, it’ll be the Kathi Roll. Few meat pieces, rolled in parantha (in some cases, laccha parota) creates some magic in Kolkattan minds. Basically, it’s a on-the-go-dish and both carbs and protein goes in- and without dirtying hands, it’s great fun. So, in this…

Cafe Monte Carlo- the fish-y bar-y affair

It’s an open secret that Kolkata is a city of secrets and even for a born-here-been-here type of Kolkattan, it’s a reality. But, when we have somebody coming from other states and if … if he/ she is a glutton (like me) and loves fish, I face one standard question “boss daru aur machhli kahan…

Mohamushkil at D’Ley – another old-school chinese eating house

Like all good things, authentic Chinese eating houses are also shutting down today in Kolkata. A place with minimal ambiance and no-frills professional service- yet people flock there in groups just for the great food with honest price.  One such place is D’Ley. When one talks of the chinatown in Kolkata, we understand it to be…

nostalgia- thy nameth is Flurys

Idiot: Sir, being a foodie, have you been to Flurys ??? Person 1: But off course, and so has almost everyone in town Idiot: Sir, may I ask you something ? Why do you go to that place ? I heard, the experience is fantastic- you get a slice of old colonial Calcutta Person 1:…

Jila Parikrama at Aaheli, Peerless Inn Kolkata

Frankly, I am not someone who goes ga-ga over bengali food in fine dining restaurants. No, it’s not the problem of those outlets, let me be very clear. It’s the problem of my typical middle class mentality. Whenever, I see a fish dish being priced at a bomb, my bong mind starts the calculation- this…

Olypub and those countless moments

Ahhh, I am frankly a little confused about what to write about THE Olypub. Rather where do I start while writing on it. Do I start on one of those lazy afternoons when we used to visit there for a quick shot of Gin (so that the smell is not there) or a few years…

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…

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…

Chhota Bristol or the Shaw’s Bar- the small tipsy Calcutta inside Calcutta

As I always say, “There lies numerous Calcutta inside Calcutta”….. When I told one of my friends that there’s a bar located almost on Esplanade crossing, where till date, Tuborg beer is priced at 115/- all inclusive, all I got was a glance of disbelief. And when I said, that the bar is also having AC…

Mex-Italiana food fest at Casa Kitchen

Being a big-time carnivore, reviewing a pure vegetarian restaurant is always a tough job. But having been in Casa Kitchen for multiple times, I can openly say, I love this place. This time, it was their Mexo-Italiana food fest. Frankly, I must say, the festival is over now and I am late, but some of their dishes…