‘Pan Asian Delight’ at Sonnet brings you closer to South East Asian delicacies!

Kolkatans are basically food loving people. Bengalis spend most of their hard earned money to please their taste buds, and that’s a piece of fact. There is no denying that most of us love a scrumptious meal over networking or venturing out for newer horizons. This makes the race simple and sweet but adversely affects…

‘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…

‘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…

‘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…

Red Panda – tales of an oriental hidden gem!

The city dwellers have lately developed affection for South East Asian cuisine and have started to fit in Thai or Burmese food beside the Chinese delicacies which has been ruling the Kolkata culinary scenarios for decades now. You will find several new eateries or grandiose restaurants coming up in the city serving these soul-pleasing Asian…

Buddha Smile – Awesome home style Chinese preparations!

Devouring Chinese food on weekends is extremely common amongst Bengalis. They need to have either some satisfying Chinese meal or some Kolkata style biriyani to satiate their taste buds and they wait patiently the entire week for these weekend gastronomic getaways, either with Chinese or with Mughlai cuisine. At least I have many friends (who…

Food Tasting session at the grand opening of Hoppipola, Mani Square

Now there is one more reason to be happy, or rather ‘hoppi’ if you are at the Mani Square mall, even after watching a boring movie at the multiplex! I guess my hint was explicit enough to let you know what I am talking about. Yes, the fun joint called ‘Hoppipola’ has opened up its…

Biggest food and fashion festival – Streets of India 2016

If you think of two basic necessities of human life then surely you will think of food and clothes! And we are always very keen to keep picking up such things from everywhere around us, especially when we are walking by some street side stalls of food or fashion. This kind of street shopping exudes…

Mamagoto – much loved Pan Asian restaurant – now in Kolkata!

I had been an ardent fan of Pan Asian restaurant, Mamagoto and have been recommending it to my friends ever since I had a meal at their Gurgaon Sector-29 branch three years back during a winter weekday afternoon. Their Thai dishes were so authentic that I remembered of the dishes and flavors which I had…

Chill out at Tram themed restro-bar “Tram Deepo”

Very often you won’t find two contrasting elements coming together to produce any wonder. Such was the case at the latest eatery where I was invited. This restaurant is called ‘Tram Deepo’ and as the name indicates, it is a themed restaurant and the theme is the vehicle that Calcuttans are availing since 1873, i.e.…

Lavish Puja special Buffet spread at Alfresco, Lalit Great Eastern (Kolkata)

Durga Puja these days has become synonymous to having great food, pandal hopping and having a good time with friends, family and loved ones. It is one such occasion which a Bengali looks forward to, waits and plans for all through out the year. So, it is quite that we want the best to happen…

Durga Pujo-r Mahabhoj 2016 at First Innings, Stadel

It’s always a pleasure to dine at Stadel for their unmatched hospitality and of course for the good food which is available out there. Last week I was at this place for their Durga Puja menu launch. To be honest, I was floored seeing the mouth watering delicacies which were all presented in front of…