Food and Dining is in itself an experience in Kolkata city.
Diversity is prevalent in the Kolkata city and food is no exception.
The cosmopolitan population relishes a great variety of dishes and
recipes. Vegetarian, non vegetarian, sweet dishes, there is
something for everyone. One interesting fact about the city is that
there are more than 270 restaurants in the city alone. These
restaurants serve all kinds of dishes encompassing veg and non veg
dishes, deserts, soups, appetizers and popular sweet dishes of
Bengal. From street vendors to star hotels the food is a speciality
of these people. It is like the local population are not satisfied
with their home food.
The popular food of Kolkata consists of rice called as bhat,
lentils, fish curry popularly as macher jhol and sweets. These are
supplemented by luchi and tarkari which are fried bread and and
fried vegetables with curry. The snacks comprise of Singara, Jilpi,
Kachuri and Alur Chop. Some other recipes include Khichdi (blended
rice and lentils), labra (mixed vegetables) begun bhaja (plant
slices in fried eggs), dim bhaja (fried eggs) and alu posto (fried
potatoes). The sweets include the popular rasgolla, sandesh, payesh,
jilpi and pantua. The best restaurants in the city are provided by
the star hotels.
The popular dishes served in restaurants include Punjabi, Mughlai,
South Indian dishes and Chinese. Chinese food like the rest of the
places is quite popular. Chowmein is served at most of the
restaurants. There are several stores that sell confectionery like
pastries and patties. In the recent years Thai and Mexican food is
gaining popularity. The city is provided with a great number of
Pizza huts. In Kolkata one needs to have an appetite and rest is all