- Momo’s –
Though Momo is a Tibetan food, Kolkata people loves Momo more than anything, Its more like a comfort food. Momos here are served with a piping hot soup and the perfect sauce for accompaniments- the very definition of comfort food!You will find Momos in a roadside stall fpr INR 30 and also for 300 in a Fine-dining Resturant. The momos near Territte Bazar has some Buzz as the most authentic places to have momo. Except that Momo Plaza, Momo I am, Hamro Momo, Denzong Kitchen serves some amazng momos. Moreover if you are looking for Street options then Stalls near Jadavpur 8b, Bapi da momo, Momogiri is very much affordable and superb in taste.
Steam , Fried, Pan fried are some common variant you will get.
One of the staple Kolkata breakfast is Kachori and sabji and not to mention Jalebi also.It is mainly made up of Maida and there is a filling of Daal inside, along with it there is some mildly spiced aloo sabji and Mirchi ka salan. It doesn’t cost much and it will fill you up. Kachori and sabji is a must have on Sundays and other Holidays. Breakfast or evening snacks Its your choice. You will get 4 pieces of kachori and sabji for just INR 20. Maharaja, Maharani, Sreehari, Sharma sweets , Puti ram are some of famous places.
Kolkata is world famous for its wide verity of fish items. We love lots of recipes but one that is a MUST MUST for everyone is Fish Fry. Fish fry or Bhetki fry is a very famous street food of West Bengal. Bhetki (or any white fish) will be first marinated in a green paste then they will get a coating of breadcrumbs and before serving will be fried until golden. You will enjoy soft, flaky fish inside and crispy, crunchy coating outside, just heavenly. Not only Fish fry also try Fish Orly, Fish Finger, Fish Kabiraji.
Mitra Café, Apanjan, Bijoli Grill, Maachli Baba, DilKhusa Cabin are some iconic places serving one of the best Fish Fries for Decades.
6. Desi Chinese –
Once home to 20,000 Chinese has now drastically declined in number, however, it has not lost its food culture yet. Authentic Chinese with all the traditionally cooked food lures people from all over- especially during the Chinese New Year when the place is decorated with Chinese hangings and little dragons on the shops and houses. Chinese Breakfast consisting of rice dumplings and soup is the most sought-after Chinese preparation while one can also find the Indian version of Chinese. However, you’ve to be an early bird for this one. Visit the place no later than 5.30 AM, stocks last till about 6.30 or 7 AM.
7. Tela Bhaja-