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…

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…

Kung-Pao and its Double fried chilly chicken

শেষ কবে ভালো চিলি চিকেন খেয়েছেন মনে পড়ে ? মানে ওই যে মালটা আমরা সাধারণত খাই – খানিক চিকেনের সঙ্গে একগাদা পেঁয়াজ, ক্যাপসিকাম এর ঘন্ট – আর অল্প কিছু কাঁচালঙ্কা “যেতে পারি কিন্তু কেন যাবো” মার্কা মুখ করে লুকোচুরি খেলে, সেটা বলছি না। আর gravy চিলি চিকেন আমার মতে oxymoron – ওটা চিকেন ইন ঝাল…

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…

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…

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 (few discussed here in part 1). In this, series, rather in this second part, I would love to highlight few…