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The nuances of Bengali food

By Guest blogger – Kamalika Basu, Chief Culinary artist at camelia.artisanal Instagram – camelia.artisanal Facebook – camelia.artisanal Camellia.artisanal is a small home based food company that delivers home-made norom pak sondesh & few other Bengali sweets to all over Delhi NCR & also organizes old fashioned sit down Bengali Sunday lunches at gurugram 2-3 times a month. The Overview In a nutshell, Bengal has a … Continue reading The nuances of Bengali food

The Blue Poppy (1st Floor, Sikkim House, Middleton Street, Kolkata)

Contributed by Guest Blogger Sayantan dasgupta

YUMMRAJ has also been to this restaurant & has found it to be good & you can read YUMMRAJ’s comments at the end of Sayantan’s post.

Sayantan says –

One of my previous blogs had discussed the growing popularity of Tibetan cuisine, primarily momos, in Kolkata. Easy to make, non-oily hence more healthy and affordable. These are some of the reasons, which have made momos popular in the city. Today I intend to write about a restaurant which I discovered as late as August 2011, even though I have been residing in Calcutta for more years than I care to remember.

The entrance to Blue poppy

The Blue Poppy, is a non-fussy, basic sit-in joint serving Tibetan, Nepali, Bhutanese and Chinese cuisine at extremely affordable prices. For those familiar with Calcutta but not aware of the restaurant ( and to my surprise, there are so many of them), The Blue Poppy is located on the first floor of Sikkim House on Middleton Street.

Sikkim house, middleton street

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Swagath – Mangalorean Seafood Specialist (Sector 29 Gurgaon, besides Bikanerwala & defence colony market, Delhi)

Contributed by carnivorous YUMMRAJ & Herbivorous Guest Blogger KRISHNA DORAI

In a nutshell:

Awesome place for some unique & excellent Mangalorean seafood & other South Indian Nonvegetarian cuisines – Also serve very good Vegetarian food

Restaurant website for menucard & other details: Swagath

Cuisine type: Predominantly Nonvegetarian but quite a few very good Vegetarian options as well.

Meal for 2: Rs. 600 onwards

Swagath Dining hall

Carnivorous YUMMRAJ says –

Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:

Though they serve Punjabi, Chinjabi, miscellaneous cuisines, they excel & specialize in Mangalorean Seafood – Rarely served by many others. One of the best in Town or rather the best. Chettinad & Malabari food is also very good here.

Lady fish & Bombil fry are dishes that we order even before the menu card arrives – They are that good & u never get bored of eatin the same stuff. Then there is a long list of fishes, prawns, crabs, squids & multiple cooking options in them. U r spoilt for choice & the food is unique & cool.

U have to mention in case u want ur dish to be less spicy / hot coz some of the curries might bother u otherwise. The staff is very helpful & overall the restaurant is quite a no frills place. …….. Not too costly as well …….. good place to go for a non veg dinner on budget days & also otherwise.

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Gung the palace (bikanerwala parking, Gurgaon & also at Hauz Khas Delhi)

Contributed By carnivorous  YUMMRAJ for nonvegetarian &  herbivorous Guest Blogger  Krishna Dorai  for Vegetarian

In a nutshell:

Ur tastebuds will thank u for taking them to this place …… only if u have started to appreciate the tastes & flavors of the Far East.

Gung the Palace

Address & contact details – Google map – Gung the palace

the accompaniments that come ‘on the house’ with anything that u order at Gung

Cuisine Type : Non vegetarian & Vegetarian.

nice decoration at the entrance

Dinner for 2 : Rs. 1500 (without beverages)

Short Description:

At the face of it the dishes sound expensive – Rs. 600 to 1000 but when they r served, u realize there are around 6-8 different, exciting, cool & tasty accompaniments. The tastes, flavors & the whole experience in this place is memorable. We went for the mixed meat grill & to our pleasant surprise, a live grill trolley was brought to our table & we were served the food straight from the grill ……….. awesome.

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