Few restaurants where I am loving the biryani recently

I love my biryani and no that’s not a statement. Out of the few things that bind Kolkata together, biryani ranks high among them. We are kind of finicky when it comes to that particular item. But recently, few joints have come up, who’re giving some serious thought on it and producing some seriously good…

Mohamushkil at New Paul Dhaba, Manicktola

There is something called as a single-dish-restaurant. They take years to master one single dish and are quite okay with that. And, rather than going on for some hundred dishes from 10 cuisines (and all tasting the same), they push their customers for those very very few dishes on which they excel. This is the…

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…

Mohamushkil at the Parsi food festival at The Parsee Club

As per the history and Quissa-E-Sajan goes (and as usual, I’m extremely bad with both), parsi community came down to India during around 8th century and settled in the western coast. The cuisine is, for some reason unknown, very closely guarded and kept secret only to the community. As I could find out from my Mumbai…

Desserts you should try while at Varanasi

Varanasi, as they say, is the oldest city on earth. And, a city which has not changed itself, barring from some mobile company ads, from last few centuries deserves at least some special mention in the food scenario. Being a food-lover and registered glutton, this was probably my third visit there and I’m not ashamed…

Cake mixing আর আমার শহর

Christmas- for a foodie like me, the term itself has got a separate smell, a separate taste. The smell of cakes roam around freely in Calcutta streets and the preparation starts some 1-2 months back with the cake mixing session and my story starts from this time of the year. You think you know Kolkata…

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…

The Grid Topsia

It’s now an established fact that we, Kolkattans love to eat or rather live to eat and these restauranteurs know it very well. Probably, that’s the reason, nowadays, we see a good number of restaurants, some pretty posh, opening up. But, among all the glitz and glamour, many forget the basic of the food business…

Chili's – an invitation to remember

Have you seen the movie “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”- yes yes, the famous one by Big B. Now, there was a sequence, where Big B (in his childhood avatar) goes to a house on an invitation, but little does he understand that he actually is not invited. So, after some unpleasant exchanges, he understands the scene…