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…

The great Kolkata mughlai breakfast

At last, after long prayers, winter has arrived at Kolkata. The fog is there to cover maidan and people have started wearing their customary monkey-caps. So, if winter comes, can THE Mughlai breakfast be far behind ? And, we set off one fine, gloomy morning for the Nihari-quest . Sufiya, Nakhoda Masjid Its a long distance…

Tung-Nam – Chhatawala Gully, behind Poddar Court

Like all good things, authentic Chinese restaurant is also a dying breed in Kolkata. Some place with minimal ambience and no-frills professional service- yet people flock there in groups just for the great food with honest price- Tung Nam is one such place. “When do I go and how do I reach ? “ Say, you’re…