Cuisines

A little bit of Thai-Early Influnces



The Thai people migrated from valley settlements in the mountainous region of Southwest China between 6th and 13th century. Influenced by Chinese cooking techniques, Thai cuisine flourished with the rich biodiversity of the Thai peninsula. As a result, Thai dishes today have some similarities to Szechwan Chinese dishes....

Bengali food that cuts across borders



Till the 1990s, Bengali food – cooked just like home – was sold by restaurants that were all located in north Kolkata.
These restaurants were small (15-40 seaters), close to medical or general colleges (which traditionally attract outstation students or visitors who prefer home style food) or had informal ti....

Chinese Breakfast-Breakfast at Kolkata's Chinaland



Kolkatans swear by Chinese cuisine and I am no exception to this rule nurturing a fetish for authentic Chinese delicacies since my college days. It was this passion that led me one fine Sunday morning through the bylanes of Calcutta to Sunyat Sen Street (Chhatawala Gully) near Tiretta Bazaar and Poddar Court. For every....

Christmas Cake



Christmas without cakes is akin to Shakespeare's Hamlet without the ghost. The Christmas cake pulls out all stops coming with yummy delightful red cherries, black currants, black and yellow raisins, plums, almond flakes, cashew nuts and fruit peels put together with the choicest spirits- all for a perfect cake to celeb....

Continental Delight



If you are a foodie then Kolkata is your destination. The sheer number of eateries and the variety of cuisines available cannot but tempt even the die-hard home food lover to try a dish or two. And things couldn't get any better as the number of restaurants is growing by the day. This does not mean that the city is com....