This post is about bengali food festival at three sixty one degrees restaurant, the Oberoi gurgaon dates – 9th to 19th September 2021 In a NUtshell A fabulous bengali pop up by journalist & food historian Pritha sen, ably assisted by Surojit Rout (founder, Ekdalia Road)…… three set menus to choose from – vegetarian, fishy, meaty. Loved most of the dishes – this was like … Continue reading Bengali food festival by Pritha sen (the Oberoi gurgaon)
In a nutshell: An establishment that has stood the test of time, this place has some real good sweets to remember. Address & other details: Balaram Mullick Meal for 2: Rs. 50 onwards Cuisine Type: Vegetarian Description: The Shop was started in 1885 as a tiny makeshift shop in an upcoming locality of that time – Bhowanipur. The Official website says that Asutosh Mukerjee, among … Continue reading Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick (2 Paddapukur Road, Bhowanipur, Kolkata)
When we started going to this tiny Bengali (including jewish, persian, anglo Indian, mughal food popular in Kolkata) joint in Galleria market, the food was good – It was always suboptimal as compared to the best food in that category in Kolkata but was quite good as compared to similar other options in Gurgaon. This time we went there, we found that the menu card had changed & a lot of good stuff had been removed. When we started eating, it became a real challenge to control the frustration of paying & eating sub ordinary food ….. U get much better than this at people’s home in Kolkata…………… leave apart restaurants……… For Bongs, this can still b a bearable eatery to have dinner on those ‘no cooking today’ days…………… but surely not a good place to have a great ‘eat out dinner’ ………….. maybe just OK OK dinner.
Nowadays in Bengali marriages Dinners r quite cosmopotlitan & they r usually served by caterering companies. However, the lunch that u get in a typical biyebari (marriage) is usually a multi course bengali lunch – for the close relatives & family members – it is usually cooked not by hi end caterers but groups of cooks referred to as ‘thakurs’ – I can vouch that all such lunches that I have had in the last ten years were better than the thali at Love & Mustard. So, the owner of the restaurant might as well get a good Thakur to get the food right.
Love is lost (love & passion for making good food) & the mustard is not fresh & tangy any more!!!!
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Much better than the overhyped Maharani & Maharaja Kachori shops on the Sarat Bose road
Meal for 2 – Rs. 20 onwards
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Yummy flavorful kachoris with mast aloo ki sabzi & pickled green chillies, crisp jalebis, good khasta kachoris, malai lassis & good gulab jamuns & many more varieties of Bengali sweets is what u can get at this place.
Ideal for a lazy morning breakfast……….. & a sweet day
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This is one of the largest eateries in Gurgaon in terms of sheer size. It’s a very good place to happily eat out at low cost & buy sweets as well. I would not say that any of the food available is the ‘best I have ever had’ but almost all are good & surely much better than average. To list a few,poori subzi for breakfast, Ghar wali thali, Speciality Thali, Paneer tikka, Aloo tikki, tandoori platter, pao bhaji, kali daal, Jalebis, select bengali sweets, motichur ke laddoo, kalakand are some of the best that u get in Gurgaon. However, as I mentioned, I have had better in some or the other place (specialists).
They also serve Chindian (Indian version of Chinese food which the Chinese National have never heard about e.g. Veg Manchurian etc), South Indian, Bakery items (bekaar eee) & a lot of good bhujias in pre packs that u can buy over the counter.
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Both veg & non veg food is good. Starters like mochar chop (pakora of banana flower), Gondhoraj Bhetki, Smoked Hilsa, Kaankra Chingri Bhape are unique & drooling good. Daab Chingri, Potoler Dolma, Chhanar dalna, Jhingey Posto, Chingri macher malay curry, Kosha Mangsho, Rezala are some brilliant dishes available here as well. Kolkata Biryani is good but few notches less than Arsalan Park Street Kolkata. Bhapa Sondesh, Nolen Gurer ice cream are very unique desserts served here as well. Overall – Need several visits to taste the variety available – strongly recommended by ur Bong Foodie friend YUMMRAJ