Chanda’s Khaukswey (23/31, Gariahat Road, Golpark, Kolkata)


In a nutshell:

A small but tastefully done restaurant with a small menu that serves very good Burmese food.

the facade

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bill - proof of payment
bill – proof of payment

I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Address & other details:  Chanda’s Khaukswey

google map – chanda’s

Meal for 2: Rs 800 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian & nonvegetarian

Short description – in case u r in a hurry:

We heard about this restaurant from our friends and also read about it in the social media.

inside the restaurant
inside the restaurant

The restaurant has a very prominent branding on the facade.

inside the restaurant
inside the restaurant

The interiors are small but very nicely done. Loved the lamp shades, inverted umbrellas etc.

inside the restaurant
inside the restaurant

The place being small one cud hear all talk in the next table

Ong no khaukswey
Ong no khaukswey

Service was very good. Gentleman serving us made some confident recommendations and those turned out to be good.

Pork ribs
Pork ribs

Menu card was very very focused and crisp. It was a 1 pager.

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Food was very enjoyable in general

inside the restaurant
inside the restaurant

Detailed description- in case u hv the time to. Njoy reading:

Pazun gyao- shrimp cakes. These were deep fried shrimp cakes with medium strong flavours of shrimp and partial taste of shrimp.

Pazun gyao- shrimp cakes

We were told that there is rajma in the mix, which I guess mellowed down the shrimpiness of the shrimps:) the outer layer was crisp and it was soft inside. Rate it 3.75/5

Pazun gyao- shrimp cakes

Pork ribs were excellent- they came with a thick sticky dark Brown sweetish sauce that was similar to some of the sauces I have had in the Far East. The meat was soft and very good. Rate it 4.25/5

Pork ribs
Pork ribs

Ong no khaukswey was a masterpiece – it tasted very different and better than any khaukswey we have ever had , inspite of it being chicken broth (read about my thoughts on chicken in the section ‘about me’). The (noodle) soup was thick but not a cream thickened one, like most restaurants end up doing. It was full of flavours and was just too good to taste.

Ong no khaukswey
Ong no khaukswey

The different condiments were lovely – loved all as it is and in different permutations and combinations. Chicken pieces were ‘besides the point’ and I have no regrets about it. Rate it 4.75/5

Ong no khaukswey
Ong no khaukswey

We also ordered balachaung (deep fried dry shrimp relish). This was like a sixer that crossed the ground boundary, crossed the adjacent road and fell into the chai of a guy who was sad for not able to get a ticket last minute !!!!

balachaung
balachaung

We loved it as it is but we r sure it wud taste awesome with sticky rice. We added this to the khaukswey and the latter got accentuated….. Rate the balachaung 4.95/5

balachaung
balachaung

For dessert we had khao pyin – a dessert made from red rice, jaggery and coconut milk. The red rice soft and chewy – super. It had a bit of salt in it. It balanced the sweetness of the jaggery.

khao pyin
khao pyin

Coconut milk helped in cutting the sweetness of jaggery. I Loved it. My partner found the dish a bit above optimal sweet though. Rate it 4/5

khao pyin
khao pyin

Overall rating of food averages out to 4.3/5

Wud surely revisit.

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