Flavors of the East at Holiday Inn

It’s no secret that chinese food is (arguably) the most popular cuisine in Kolkata, but at the same time, getting an authentic chinese spread is a bit difficult. We tend to ignore the original recipe and love the dishes which are customized as per our palate. And, being a Calcuttan, by nature, we are less…

Bohri foodfestival at Eden Pavillion, ITC Sonar

Bohri cuisine is one of the most underrated and less available cuisines. AS per my knowledge goes, it originated from the Shia muslim community in Yemen, who later traveled largely to western India and Pakistan. Thus there is a strong gujrati confluence in it as well as an overdose of meat, it’s not that we…

What to expect from a food blogger and what he can expect

A fight always goes on in this age of digital media boom. Let’s take a situation, some hotel or restaurant has invited a blogger (let’s keep the genre open…) or social media influencer (or even maybe a group)…. they’ve given them food, drinks (please mind, it’s a non-paid association). Now, definitely the outlet will expect…

Mohamushkil at KFC

Let me confess, I am not much of a KFC fan, but when they’ve come up with their Chizza, I was invited there for a food tasting session. As it’s close to my place, I’ve gone to the CC1 outlet for the tasting. Now, these big food chains have always surprised me with something. I…

Mohamushkil at First Flush Golpark

চা জিনিসটা বাঙালির, বা বাঙালির ই বা বলি কেন ? যেকোনো লোকাল জনগণেরই একটা পুরোনো প্রেমের মতোন। মানে, বুঝুক আর না বুঝুক, বোঝার একটা আপ্রাণ চেষ্টা সে চালিয়ে যাবেই। আমার সীমিত অভিজ্ঞতাতে দেখেছি দার্জিলিং চা ছাড়া চা যেন তার কৌলিন্য হারায় , মানে আমি যে খুব একটা কিছু বুঝি তা নয় , কিন্তু তা ছাড়া…

Mohamushkil at Dhaba-styled punjabi food festival at Durbari

There is a common trait which is found among all the dhabas in India…. The hot crispy roti (and even that crispiness can be customized) , the butter ladden, heavily spiced dal and those heavenly tandoori chicken. If we forget those classy fine-dining variety of kebabs, any day, those earthy tandoori chicken is drool-worthy. Now,…

Mohamushkil at Siliguri – the short foodie trip

This year, with family (yes, with my own wife), I’ve been on a trip to north bengal. and I’ve managed to find out few lesser-known god-foresaken places. The details for the same is posted here. Now, once we came down to Siliguri, it was like a homecoming for my mother. She was literally dying to watch her favorite…

Mohamushkil at D'Ley – another old-school chinese eating house

Like all good things, authentic Chinese eating houses are also shutting down today in Kolkata. A place with minimal ambiance and no-frills professional service- yet people flock there in groups just for the great food with honest price.  One such place is D’Ley. When one talks of the chinatown in Kolkata, we understand it to be…

The north-bengal escapade

Frankly, I was getting mind-$#%^ed here in my city. It was long back that I took a proper vacation- a vacation that would’ve given me relief from my daily hustle and bustle and those endless phone-calls and mails.  So, this time, when I started searching for my perfect summer hide-out, I came across this FB…

Thank you …..

Firstly, Thanks a lot to everyone. Really, I mean, with folded hands, from the bottom of my heart, thanks. Rarely such happens when a normal mango-people, almost reaching his forty, get to celebrate his birthday- forget about celebrating in a grand manner. But this year, thanks for my friends and well-wisher, it was a different…

Mohamushkil at Gabbars- the smoky affair

Frankly speaking, recently, this restaurant has been making quite a stir in the Kolkata foodie circle and I’m one of those poor souls who have not visited it. So, when it was time for one of my family dinners, I just looked no further and straightaway called them asking for a table reservation. The entire…

Mohamushkil at Social Kitchen, Holiday Inn, Kolkata

After a long time, this post will be not on the food or the service of the new kid in town (basically a global giant taking its first baby steps in our city of joy), but on the homecoming for me. First things first, Holiday Inn has opened their first luxury hotel in Kolkata- just…