My Fishy Hilsa Tales ~ Part 2

I love eating my Ilish or Hilsa – most people are surprised to hear this from me because I am a Parsi but I adore this fish. It’s the Queen of the Fish for me. I have eaten Hilsa since I was a child and inherited the love for it from my Mother. My father found it too bony a fish and lacked the patience to…

My Fishy Hilsa Tales ~ Part I

My first opportunity to write in Bengali thanks to Hangla Hneshel Magazine – the most popular food magazine in West Bengal. This was for their Durga Puja Special Issue and I was honored to be invited to write and I chose Hilsa or Ilish Fish which is much loved to us in Bengal. This is…

The Darjeeling Momo from Wow! Momo

The Momo has long been a popular snack across the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent. These delicious little dumplings are found all across the Central and East Asian regions. The popular version we all love can be broadly referred to as the Himalayan momo which is believed to have journeyed to us from the…

My Ode to Skyroom

When you’re as obsessed by food as I am and also happen to blog and write about it, one of the questions you get asked most often is “What is your favorite restaurant?” The reason I rarely have a name to offer in answer is because sadly it has closed down a quarter of a…

The Return of Serafina

When Serafina first opened in Kolkata I was super excited. Everyone who reads my blog will know that I love food and I thoroughly enjoy a good Pizza. My preferred kind of Pizza is a good thin crust pizza. I visited Serafina, ate the pizza and did a double flip. I also fell head over…

The Westin wowed me with their Sunday Brunch!

The Westin Kolkata is the most recent luminary on the culinary scene of Kolkata and visiting it has been on my wish-list for a while now. I am very glad we had scheduled our Kolkata Food Fanatics New Year Meet at Seasonal Tastes their beautiful restaurant on the tenth floor of the hotel. Picturesque views…

The Wow Fatty Bao

The Fatty Bao, launches with many surprises – a 75-seater, Izakaya and Noodleshop inspired Asian menu that’s brimming with fresh flavours and signature cocktails in a trendy, intimate space. This is the seventh outpost in India, after Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. It successfully marries a laidback vibe with award-winning food and drinks. Executive Chef Prashanth…

The Bon Appetit Cake Mix

If you call The City of Joy your home then Christmas is a big deal and its warmly celebrated by all Kolkatans. For most of us an integral part of Christmas is the Christmas Cake. We all have our favourite ones and eagerly look forward to going and buying our cakes. I have fond memories…

TG by Tanvi Ghai

My first brush with Tanvi was when my cousin had called us over to her house to celebrate her anniversary. Dessert was a beautiful, decadent Chocolate and Fresh Strawberry Cake which we all went gaga about and polished off and on further enquiry it turns out it was from TG by Tanvi Ghai and I…

Roll & Biryani Pet Pujo

If you have lived in Kolkata then you can’t be unaffected by the vibrancy and hum of excitement that grips the City of Joy. For a non-artistic person like me who can’t draw a straight line the beautiful Puja Pandals that dot every nook and corner of our city are a tribute to the magnificent…