Eau Chew (12, Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Kolkata)

In a nutshell:

Fabulous Chimney Soup & other mouthwatering Chinese dishes served by a Chinese family in a nondescript restaurant with very nice interiors.

Address & other details: Eau Chew

The showstopper at Eay Chew – Chimney Soup

Cuisine Type: Nonvegetarian & Vegetarian

Meal for 2: Rs. 400 onwards

Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:

Unless u have a real ‘get weird’ mindset, u will surely miss the restaurant in the first one or two times u pass in front of the place. It has a tiny puny board that hangs atop a narrow door with a long flight of stairs within. The building is inside a erstwhile petrol pump – All that remains are memories of the pump, some new cars parked there & fossils of what used to be goods vehicles at some point in time.

This is what u see from the road – remains of an extinct petrol pump

However, as u enter the restaurant, it is as good as it can get & as authentic as it can get. The place is owned by a Chinese family who run it themselves day in & day out.

As u walk in closer, the signboard is visible

If u order only one dish, let it be the Showstopper Chimney soup. A huge pot of excellent hot piping soup that is good for 2 people at least. In addition to this we had a spicy hot & superb chilly pork, chicken chilli, a very balanced sweet & sour honey lemon chicken, a second best – fish in Chilli black bean, a very good hakka mixed meat mein foon (rice noodle) & a fairly good speciality – Josephine’s noodles.

The stairway to heaven (foodie’s heaven)

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