Hilsa Reinvented , Season 5

Ilish, hilsa, hilsa herring or hilsa shad is a species of fish in the herring family and in my humble opinion the undoubted Queen of Fish. For me the Hilsa has no completion that comes close in terms of its unique taste and versatility. And for the last few years Chef Sharad Dewan and his…

Uber Ice Cream

Uber has been a great boon to Kolkata and gone are the days when you worry about getting a taxi or having a taxi driver cheat you. Now all you have to do is use their app and call your cab right to where you are. However what I have found particularly refreshing and enjoyed…

Red Hot Chilli Pepper (Salt Lake)

This restaurant is part of the same group which started Red Hot Chilli Pepper in Ballygunge almost two decades back and serves up some great Chinese cuisine. There are now 4 branches in the city including this one and they flourish as Kolkata’s love for Chinese endures. They serve a lunch buffet for INR 525/=…

Fuji

I am not a great fan of Japanese food so although Fuji is located fairly close to home it took me a while to visit even though I had heard good things about it. Some cousins in town and wanted to eat Japanese so off we went for dinner. Fuji is located on the third…

Momo Happiness at The Blue Poppy

The Momo is a type of dumpling native to Tibet. It is similar to Chinese baozi or Japanese gyoza. The dish is believed to be of Tibetan origin and since then has spread to other neighboring countries by Tibetan refugees. Momo is a type of steamed bun with some form of filling. It has become…

Ramzan Special Buffet at K-19 ,Park Plaza

I am a frequent visitor to K-19 and have been since Park Plaza opened up in the City of Joy. They usually have a great Buffet Spread on offer both in terms of variety and quality. As its Ramzan they have included some special items for their patrons and we were invited by the Management…

All Aboard the Mumbai Local

Mumbai for me was all about holidays especially in the summer break as I had family there. It’s a city I have visited all my life and food was always the highlight of all my visits. When I heard that there is a new restaurant in town and it’s called Mumbai Local I was quite…

Beijing

I have been a regular visitor to Tangra , Kolkata’s Chinatown for a quarter of a century. My favorite eatery in those days was Kim Ling opened in the early 1990’s by Monica Liu , “The Queen of Tangra” as she has been dubbed. This formidable lady is a true ode to “woman power” and…

IFTAR @ ALFRESCO

I have always believed that memories and associations play a great role in our choice of food. My earliest years and fond memories are of my maternal Grandparent’s home in Dharamtolla Street where the call of the muezzins would herald daybreak and Eid would mean standing on the balcony of their home looking down at…

BARCELOS

I was invited to Barcelos the week it opened up in Kolkata but regretfully due to work commitments could not go. Since then it was on my wishlist and a few days back after watching a movie at Acropolis Mall we finally made it to dinner there. I had heard mixed reviews from my friends…

6 BALLYGUNGE PLACE

Though I am not a Bengali I absolutely love Kolkata ( I was born here) and I adore Bengali Food. Regretfully its not cooked at home very often so I usually like to head to 6 Ballygunge Place my cravings attack. I recently visited with my family and had a superb dinner there. This place…

MANGO MANIA AT FLURYS

The Mango is our National fruit and is popular across the country age no bar. Juicy, delicious and versatile it can be eaten both raw and ripe, cooked and uncooked, paired with savory or sweet. No wonder then it is such a favorite and I am no different. As a child it takes me back…