The City of Joy looks more cooler in scorching summer with the arrival of modern Asian bistro Pa Pa Ya, who opens their first outlet at Kolkata after Delhi and Mumbai. Sunday brunch showcases super innovative presentations and buffet served right at your table. This is where culinary skill meets the science of gastronomy.
First thing I asked to the restaurant manager is what Mamagoto means. What I understood this means “to play with food”. True to its name, Mamagoto is a fusion Pan Asian cafe with a relaxed and casual atmosphere where affordable Asian cuisine & drinks combine with quirky decor. Uniqueness for Mamagoto is not only lies in its name or menu but also the decor looks edgy and vibrant with its retro black and white tiles and the quirky Asian graphics and motifs make the space. Behind those walls inside their secret kitchen they deconstruct and reconstruct various Asian street food. There is so much freshness in their presentation and the ingredients in the platter. Its a bowlful of goodness.
We, Indians though travel round the world but our attachment and fascination towards Indian cuisine is like cohesive bonding. Mughali tops the chart among the various Indian cuisines and keeping this trend in mind we find so many outlets opening up to serve the connoisseurs. The question is how many actually touches the heart. The Feast Street brings to us the authentic Mughali cuisines, one can imagine to find only inside alleys of old Delhi.
In the era of cloud and digitization, why to own a full scale restaurant when the steamy sumptuous food can be served on your cozy dining table with a flick of an app. Keeping this concept in mind a group of young entrepreneurs created The Great Biryani Co. brings our eternal favorite Mughlai cuisine through their first delivery takeaway counter in the city.
We, like minded foodies are are always in hunt for the hidden gems at every corner of the city and recently we found out Dragon Shack. Few bloggers from PanchPhoron we invited to sample few delicacies from their new launches. Tucked at the quaint corner of Jessore Road this outlet produces Tangra-style Chinese dishes at par with Chinatown. A small sitting capacity majorly a delivery outlet but have variance in their menus. With the price tag in menu found this a great value for money.
Westin the newest 5 star property in the city brings for the foodies their signature restaurant chain Seasonal Tastes. The restaurant presents cuisines from every corner of the world apart for Indian platter in their grandeur buffet spread. The dessert section has the largest array for delicacies. The unobstructed views of the cityscape from 10th floor is a bonus for the connoisseurs.
In general pizza outlets uses electrical ovens for baking but the authentic way is baking inside the wood fire clay oven. For the wood fire pizza how to prepare dough is the trick as moisture needs to be retained.
Kulfis are years old innovation much before existence of ice creams. Reincarnated by few experts of Bombay Kulfi to bring this delicacy back to digitization era.
Red Bamboo Shoot is being one of the pioneers in city when it comes to Chinese cuisine. This time they went a step ahead to incorporate Indian and Mughlai cuisine in their menu. However, it still has its rough edges that needs to be polished. Though they have so many options in Indian menu but the issue is all their dishes tasted the same.
Baan Thai means “Thai Home” known to be serving top notch Thai dishes at the city under supervision of legendary in-house chef Klae Somsuay.