Moa- Jayanagar , Baharu and quest for the best variety

childhood is a strange thing. So many items remain there sketched as a voice, as a memory. When I was a kid, Naren da used to come to our Bhowanipore house (with that box and degchi on his head) shouting “Moa chai, jayanagarer moa, nolen patali gurrrrrrr “.  Now today, I don’t even remember whether…

Golbari and Rupa- thy name is nostalgia

Idiot : “good morning sir. I was planning to ask something to you for a long long time. What’s your opinion about kosha mangsho ?” Person 1: “That’s the exact reason people call you an idiot. Who doesn’t like Kosha mangsho ? It’s just like liking somebody else’s wife. Everybody knows it’s a sin, but…

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:…

একটি প্রেমের গল্প- culinary adventures আর শহর কলকাতা

আমাকে লোকে ইদানিং কোনো এক খোদায় মালুম কি কারণে কে জানে, বেশ কিচ্ছু জায়গা (তাও খাবার নিয়ে) invitation পাঠাচ্ছিল , কিন্তু এই ফোন তা যখন এলো একটা বই পড়ার জন্যে, সত্যি বলতে কি, একটু ভেবলেই গেছিলাম। তা যাকগে, বাঙালি হিসাবে ফ্রি তে জিনিস নেওয়া আমার ধর্মতো অধিকার ফলে হ্যাঁ  তো বলে দিলাম। আর একদিন সকাল…

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…

Anarkali Restaurant- near Metro Gully, Kolkata

A good number of my friends are great photographers and like all good photographers, visiting Metro Gully is a must-do. Its the narrow lane just beside the Metro Cinema Hall (now closed) in esplanade area. Now, the lane is full of street hawkers selling different items ranging from imported (mostly fraud) shoes to expensive (mostly original)…

What do I get to eat at Chinese breakfast, Tiretta bazar

Ok, So we know there’s a famed chinese breakfast happening in Kolkata – but questions always come to our minds …. Where is it ? when its set up ? Which items do I get there ? And many more. Let us find out… Where to go and when to go ? Let us first…

Calcutta Coffee house….. and on its coffee

This time I am planning to venture into mother of all the coffee shops in Kolkata- The Calcutta Coffee House, college street. Seldom comes a food-joint which can rise above the stature of a food-place and becomes epitome of cultural history. This is one such place. Calcutta Coffee House is known as the hub of…

Royal Indian Hotel, Chitpur

Previously, I’ve posted something about the generic biryani scenario in Kolkata. And out of them, very few joints have proved to be synonymous with quality and legendary food. And even fewer have been able to come up to such a level that stories are written on it and research has been conducted on them. Royal…