Dacres Lane | Introducing Kolkata street food in BBC Travel Show UK
I introduce #Kolkata street food to Benjamin Zand for the BBC Travel Show. We had the signature pauruti-stew-ghugni and also the khuchuri combo at the famous Chittoda's restaurant ~ an eating hole in the office district which boasts of a few regular diners who have been visiting the place for the last 40 years!
Where Will You Eat Bengali Food In Kolkata? | From Traditional to Bohemian
Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture. ∼ Mark Kurlansky There was a time when finding a Bengali restaurant in Kolkata was difficult. It was limited to either the ‘no-frill canteen’ Suruchi or the ‘hotel restaurant’ Aaheli in Peerless Inn. And much later an inclusion of few Bengali dishes in the menu of Sonargaon in the 5-star ambiance of Taj Bengal. Suruchi is Kolkata’s first Bengali restaurant established in 1969 by the All Bengal Women’s Union and has been frequented by stalwart guests like Satyajit Ray. But it was, and still is, a no-frill joint serving good home-style Bengali food…
Flurys in Kolkata | The Legend Still Continues in Park Street
Flurys in Kolkata is legendary. The tearoom founded by the Swiss couple Mr and Mrs J Flurys in 1927 is still one of the most fashionable Park Street addresses.
Scoop In Outram Ghat | Yesss, It Still Exists!
A comment left on my Instagram post by my cousin sis who had been my closest friend during my childhood, left me in utter confusion… ‘Does Scoop still exist in Kolkata? Khoj korish toh/do check!’ The referred scoop is not an ordinary scoop of ice cream or a new piece of gossip doing the media round, but a very special ice cream parlour by the Ganges. Visiting Scoop had been a luxury, a special destination for a very special treat that required a lot of saving up. After all, Rs 25 spent on an ice cream sundae from a meager pocket money of Rs 50/week didn’t come cheap. And what…