The Thai yarn at Oberoi Grand

Gargantuan temples, Buddha effigies and the Massaman curry I had at an aunt’s place in Pattaya is all that I can recall from my fragmented childhood memories of Thailand. I am quite a fan of South Asian cuisine especially Thai but never had a deep insight into it, so imagine my surprise when I got…

The Palms turns 2!

The month of October has been quite a month of jollifications for The Palms Restaurant not just because it has been the month of festivals but also because this prodigious brainchild of Priyadarshini Dey completed 2 years of existence in the food hub of Kolkata. Offering a fine dining experience in the city without serving…

Diwali special coconut crescents

The thing about Indian festivals is, they are too many in number and double are the number of ways to celebrate them. The festival of lights, Deepavali is celebrated across the country with fire, colors and sweets. Needless to say the revelry varies from one part of the country to another. Deepavali at my place…

The breakfast post.

I can categorize people into three genres. First up are people who break the morning fast religiously with much poise. Next up are people who prefer simpler rather a quicker start to the day sticking to minimal and fast. The last category is for people like me for whom breakfast is a long told myth….

Benjamin Bangalee

A bengali who has retained bengaliness with a touch of west. The makers of Benjamin Bangalee, Bina Ghosh and Arup Ghosh chose to name their restaurant so to stress on the fusion of West with Bangaliyana! Situated in James Long Sarani near Behala this eatery is more of a family restaurant than a quick diner….

Flavors of orient

The hype for Chinese food in this city is never subsiding. Upholding its reputation for serving the best Chinese food in the country, Kolkata has no shortage of old and new eateries exploring the flavors of orient. Being a city of food lovers, Kolkata’s love for Oriental flavors is unappeasable. Adding to oriental genre for…

Caking it @Flurys

 Cake is the answer, who cares what the question is. Customization. Sounds familiar? Well the world today draws its breath from it. Everything around us finds a way to gets customized, “It is about giving things a personal identity” as many would say. From notebooks to clothes, from phones to food there is nothing that…

Living nature’s way

In today’s world of growing health disorders taking measures for a salubrious life has become impervious. Small changes lead to a revolution. Similarly tiny healthy steps culminate into a healthy lifestyle. Sugar, is one of the prime necessities for sustenance. In a household like mine use of sugar in daily lifestyle is mandatory. But in…

From Awadh with love

The tale of Awadh and Mughals is as old as history itself. The ascendancy of Mughlai cuisine over the region of Awadh was inevitable during the mughal rule. The flair of Awadhi cuisine despite of having striking similarities with Central Asian and Middle Eastern cooking patterns is indigenous to India today. Amidst all the brands…

The Aam-affair at Flurys

Summers, a native of the tropics is more than just a throng of hot winds and searing heat. It is the season ushering mangoes to the sweltering tropics. This juicy summer stone fruit with its fragrant sweetness, exuberant texture and impeccable taste is inordinately enticing. The temptation of mangoes is unparalleled and adding to this…

FRIED AND ROLLED OVER!

The fried or ice pan ice cream made its way to India quite a while ago. This skillful mixing and rolling of  milk or cream with desired fillings over a chilled teppan, a favorite of East Asia has wooed the Indian ice cream lovers victoriously! Branding this style to kolkata is FROLLZ or more conveniently ‘Fried…

Kolkata’s new pet friendly cafe:The love room.

It is not everyday that you come across a pet friendly cafe that too in city which is yet to construe the phase ‘pet friendliness’ in its true sense. The idea of pet cafes mostly originated in America and japan and India to be honest has just given in to the pet friendly initiative with…