The story of sizzlers … and Mohamushkil

Who doesn’t love sizzlers ? That hissing sound, that sizzling effect and some super hot meat on a rustic , wooden plate- just who doesn’t love them ? In kolkata, from my childhood, apart from Skyroom as I don’t recall much except for their star-lit ceiling and cold cabbage salad and being a fanboy to…

Mohamushkil at Hilsa Festival – Sonargaon, Taj Bengal

ইলিশ নিয়ে বাঙালির বরাবরই একটা কেমন যেন আদেখলামো আছে – মানে ইলিশ না খেলে জীবন বৃথা (অবশ্যই এখানে আমি গোদা ডিমভরা ১ কেজি + মালের কথা বলছি ) . মানে একটি সাধারণ মধ্যবিত্তর জীবনের অনেক অনেক ছোট ছোট না পাওয়া কে ঢেকে দিতে পারে সেই গর্ব যখন বাড়ির কর্তা সাপ্তাহিক বাজারের থেকে এক পিস ইলিশ…

Kashmiri food festival at Oceanic, Peerless Inn Kolkata

Among the lesser known cuisines in India, Kashmiri cuisine probably reigns supreme (off course I am opinionated here…) and because of some reason, it’s extremely difficult to get other than Kashmir herself and Leh, Ladakh. Now, luckily, I’ve traveled to Kashmir (and back in one piece) but that time, I didn’t have this madness called…

The eventful Kolkata winter

I the louuuuve Kolkata winters. At least for a bloody glutton, that I am, it is sheer heaven. Almost everybody is coming up with some or the other food festivals and luckily, every dog has its own day and for me, I am getting invited to some (and rejecting most for my getting-old-quotient), thanks to…

mohamushkil at Vintage Asia- the specialty oriental restaurant in J W Marriott Kolkata

This was my first Kolkata Food Fanatics meet. This was my first entry to the Vintage Asia, J W Marriott Kolkata and frankly, somehow, I am somewhat scared to enter the big hotels, especially their specialty outlets. Those who know me, you know that I’m quite comfortable with the street food, but in these joints, I…

Mumbai Local- a good vegetarian fine dining restaurant

I am a proud carnivore- a big time non-vegetarian beast, who gets sick even hearing of the vegetarian food. But, recently, it seems vegetarian food joints are on the rise in Kolkata- and that too good one. These joints are found by persons who take food seriously, I mean real seriously. And there’s always a…

JW Marriott- the new biggie in town

The new luxury property has started its operation in town and frankly, everybody is excited. And why not ? Frankly, JW Marriott is a big name and it has become sort of a competition for the city’s food enthusiasts to reach the place- either on a lunch or dinner and if not anything else, on a…

Monkey Bar. Kolkata

এইবারে তাহলে আসা যাক তার গল্পে, সে  শহরে নতুন এসেছে- সদ্য সদ্য।  এখনো তার খুব একটা ভাব হয় নি শহরটার  সঙ্গে। Monkey Bar তার নাম- অঙ্গে তার নানান বেশভূষা। camac st  এর fort knox বিল্ডিং এর ৯ তলায় তার বাড়ি।  এদেশের সঙ্গে ওদেশের পোশাক মিশিয়ে দিব্যি ব্যাপার খানা। আমাদের ডেকে ছিল সেখানে- তা গেলাম। তবে এলাহী…

Saptapadi- the bengali restaurant specializing on fusion bengali cuisine

Ilish chilly toast- the name itself was enough to blow our mind off… But, when it arrived, it was basically slices of toast with ilish paste on top with cheese. And so, the journey started with our venture in Saptapadi Restaurant – thanks to Zomato … The spread was arranged for selected Calcutta Foodies Club…

Telengana food festival in Eden pavilion, ITC Sonar

ITC sonar, Kolkata has got this excellent habit of organising different food festivals in their Eden Pavilion outlet. They invite their master chefs from different part of the world and give us, the food lovers in Kolkata to change our taste and try the authentic tastes one a while. This time, under the Kitchens Of India series,…

Jewels of north-East, a north-east food festival at ITC Sonar Eden Pavillion

Due to personal business requirements, I travel a lot- especially to the North-East region. And somehow along the time, I got acquired to their food habits. The strange spice mix- exotic vegetables. rare meats started taking on my taste-buds. And till date, I believe, north eastern cuisine is one of the most underrated cuisine in…