Mango Prawn Glass Noodle Salad

Last week I rustled up a glass noodle salad with ripe mangoes and prawns, and this was a real flavour bomb, with sweet, salty, sour and heat all fighting for its space with equal gusto ♥️ For me, this was the perfect light and bright summer bowl.

Sun-dried Tomatoes in Ten minutes

I love sun-dried tomatoes and the extremely concentrated flavour that it provides. Now considering my resolve to eat more salads in the days to come, I was looking to find a steady supply of it. However, I hate how expensive they generally are. Now to explore avenues of making it myself, I soon realized that…

Let’s get Rolling: My Asian Rice Paper – Seafood Rolls

I have an inexplicable attraction towards rolled food. Be it the legendary Kolkata kathi rolls, sushi rolls, cinnamon rolls, or even a chicken roulade. And this of course extends to Vietnamese spring rolls too! Those translucent little sticks, packed with bursts of flavours and a dozen textures, are a joy to eat. So when I…

Brunching a Happy Brunch at Afraa:

Brunch is my favourite meal of the week. That is because I get to be super lazy and get up late, and then have a celebratory meal of surviving yet another week in this big, bad world. Last Sunday I went to Afraa Restaurant & Lounge, to try out their  Sunday Brunch, priced Rs.999/- plus…

The Baap of Barbeques: Barbeque Nation, Park Street:

Unlimited skewered kebabs, on a live grill in the middle of the table, is a scene straight out of my food dreams. And thankfully, unlike most other dreams, this one is pretty easy to fulfill. Because, with Barbeque Nation opening at Park Street, I don’t need to travel all the way to Salt Lake to…

My Journey through the Continent @Asia Kitchen by Mainland China

I am a sucker for Asian Food (well, food in general, but Asian food in particular). So when  I saw the advertisements around the city of a new Asian place opening up at Kasba, from the house of Mainland China, I immediately made a mental note to pay a visit, rather sooner than later. It…

The Perfect Sunday Brunch at the Gateway Hotel:

What: A Sunday Brunch worth having  Where: The Gateway Hotel, Kolkata, from 12.3o hrs to 15.30 hrs, every Sunday Cost: Rs. 1600/- plus taxes for alcoholic brunch and Rs. 1400/- plus taxes for non-alcoholic brunch, per head. No cost for children below 3 years. For children aged 3-8 yrs, it is Rs. 800/-.  Sundays are…

The Park Street Newbies, all set to Steal the Show!

A few days back I posted on the Classic Park Street Pit-stops, (Classic Pit-Stops at Park Street:) eateries which have defined the original Food Street of Calcutta for ages now. So, to not post about the new entrants of Park Street would almost be a sin now. The new players are not just doing well, but…

Crossroad Cafe -Where happiness isn’t Pricey:

I was intrigued by the pictures of their food on Instagram, and had it pretty high up on my wishlist for some time. The nice little cafe, has a bright, happy feel to it and the genial servers welcomed me with a beaming smile as I entered. I went there with friends old and new for…

Classic Pit-Stops at Park Street:

Park Street is the original food street of Calcutta. No matter how many new places open up at Sarat Bose Road, or Rajarhat, this is one basic fact which remains unchanged in the lives of us, the Calcuttans. Many of once-fancy restaurants of Park Street have now been closed down, or have been reduced to…

A Happy Me at the M Bar Kitchen:

One of the relatively new entrants in the Park Street food scene is the M Bar Kitchen. Notably, it is one of those places in the city which boast of serving food with Molecular Gastronomy tricks for the visual delight. Located well inside the Magma House, this place can be pretty tricky to locate, in…

The Mango Festival @ Advieh, Hotel Celesta:

What: Mango Festival Where: Advieh – the Multicuisine Restaurant, at Celesta, the boutique Hotel When: 15th June – 15th July Indians are a passionate lot of people. Our madness is fuelled by various things to which we are inherently entwined with, like cricket, lavish weddings, or the king of fruits – the glorious mangoes. No…

Hakuna Matata: Gaiety in the Air, Happiness in the Tummy

Don’t worry, be happy! And eat some amazingly good food while you are at it. That, in a nutshell, is the feeling one would get at Hakuna Matata, Park Street. The bright yellows all around is an instant mood-lifter, and it is evident that a lot of thought has gone into the decor of the…

Au Bon Pain: Bite into Beautiful Bakes

Brilliant would be an understatement for the location of this bakery-cafe. And I have been here at least a dozen times, and every single time I have had a genuinely positive experience. I love the way the place looks, starting from the table layout, the wall murals, the menu and of course, their super comfortable…

Raj Spanish Cafe- Sudden joy at Sudder Street

I first went to this place on a lazy rainy afternoon, when the entire place was empty. The tables, arranged in a neat straight line, have a corresponding charging point, and that is something I really liked because I am a person whose phone/laptop is perennially out of charge. Each table has a tray packed…