‘Barbeque Nation’ gets a new address – an ode to the iconic buffet joint!

There have been occasions when I have tried to refrain from buffet meals, simply because the quality of food often takes a beating in the buffet spread when compared to the A la Carte menu at the same place. In fact, this is true for many fine-dine restaurants in the city, though it’s better not…

Kabul Restaurant – There is a piece of Afghanistan in Kolkata!

There is a lot of mysticism, amusement, romanticism all wrapped around my city of joy, that many non-Kolkatans also realize, sense and admire. This city is no doubt very busy yet it has a heart that is dipped in loads of art, music, food, football and some laid-back adda! My Kolkata never bores me, it…

‘Blu Orchid’ and that touch of Tangra!

You cannot separate out a Bengali from his Kolkata style Chinese food! Kolkata street-style Hakka Noodles from small and medium vendors is probably the most-sold Chinese food item in the city. And yes, when it comes to Chinese, Kolkatans still think about Tangra. The city has now got several new-age Chinese joints, food chains, and restaurants…

‘Rang De Basanti Dhaba’ finds a new home at EM Bypass, Kolkata!

When life gives you lemons, ask dadi to make nimbu achaar! And when restaurants ask for your kidney for a good ol’ North Indian meal then head straight to Rang De Basanti Dhaba (RDBD)! That’s the quirkiest urban dhaba in town serving wholesome North Indian dhaba-style food at reasonable rates in a vibrant and colorful…

‘Overdose’ – the den of pocket-pleasing Asian cuisine!

I have been writing about food and restaurants for quite some time now and after all these years now I often get bored of places who try to follow a stereotype hit formula to make it big! So, nowadays, often many places look same to me, their food tastes same; it feels the drinks are…

My weekly dose of biriyani, at ‘Shimla Biriyani’

I can travel miles to get my favorite food and biriyani surely tops that list! I am a proud Kolkata style biriyani fanatic and every week (preferably on Fridays!) I have to get my dose of Kolkata style biriyani to satiate my eternal appetite for biriyanis! Lately, I realized that if I don’t get my…

‘Yauatcha’ launches the much-awaited Yum Cha lunch menu!

Lately, Kolkata got several oriental giants coming in but the shine to Kolkata’s culinary scenario came back a few years ago when a Michelin Star restaurant decided to set up their outlet in the city. It was Yauatcha, a Michelin star restaurant, the only one of its kind in Kolkata. It is considered as one…