From dim-sums to soup, puchka and more, check out these monsoon delights at Kolkata diners
It’s a sight to behold when the city gets drenched and what better way than to grab your grub and settle near the glass wall overlooking Victoria Memorial at Monkey Bar and dwell into that romantic sight. The resto-bar at Camac Street offers the right bite that includes crispy and delicious Reddy’s Popcorn Chicken with coconut shavings, curry leaves black pepper and a squeeze of lemon or try a portion of hot, golden fried Mac & Cheese Croquettes stuffed with broccoli and peas. If you are in the mood for something hot and comforting, try out their pan-seared Waterchestnut and PuiSaag Pot Stickers served with a special in-house spicy peanut and tomato sauce. Nothing like a bowl of hot, aromatic broth to warm your soul in this inclement weather and what better to order than one of our Hearty Bowls made with delicious broth, flat noodles, bok choy, bean, sprouts, carrots and mushroom with chilli oil and chopped scallions available in both vegetarian and non– vegetarian options – with a choice of chicken, pork or prawn.
Available from Sunday to Thursday noon to midnight. Friday & Saturday noon to 1 am. Cost for 2: Rs 1500 ++
At Quest Mall, Yauatcha rolls out an extravagant spread specially curated for you. The special monsoon offerings include an extensive spread of Cantonese cuisine consisting of Lamb Roll accompanied with black Pepper, the light and flavourful Wrapped Chicken in Pak Choi served along with Szechuan Sauce, the monsoon favourite Shanghai Siew Long Bun with Chicken, the comforting Vegetarian Poached Peking Dumpling, hearty Pan-Seared Pork served with Sesame Bun, and Fried Turnip Cake accompanied with Green Vegetables. You can also opt for monsoon special vegetarian hot and sour soup with mushroom along with steamed and fried dim sum baskets. Cost For Two: Rs 2000 ++ Details: 09222222800.
Motor Works and Brewing Company
At this microbrewery in the heart of the IT hub, take a break from your boring desk job and steal some good moments when it rains. Order for a Tool kit Chakhna that comes with around six assorted nibbles that will lift your mood instantly. To add more fun you can engage in a puchkha challenge by ordering Half Dozen Beer Puchka. In the mood to have some chaat? Opt for Deconstructed Paan Patta Wai Wai Chaa, one of the highly recommended picks from Motor Works and Brewing Company’s menu. Pocket Pinch: Rs 225 onwards.
At the Fabindia Experience Centre, Fabcafe has some healthy options for you this monsoon. You can begin with the delightful vegetarian appetizers like Spinach, Hara Pyaz and Water Chestnut Momos (wheat-free, made with jackfruit flour & root starches, garlic chive dip), Veggie Crisps with Moongdal Hummus (crispy bhindi, sweet potato and beetroot with a moong dal hummus dip). Non-vegetarians can try dishes like Chicken Momos (wheat-free, made with jackfruit flour & root starches, served with chilli chutney and garlic chive dip), or favourite Mutton Samosa (mutton keema, onion and fresh coriander stuffed samosa). Those looking for a more hearty meal can opt for the Red Rice and Tri Dal Khichdi (prepared with organic desi ghee, yoghurt & achar).
Timing: Monday – Sunday: 8:30am –10:30pm
Cost for two – INR 1700 without taxes.
Sing along Fatty Floats Your Boat with Fatty Bao when it rains next. The Park Street eatery’s special Monsoon menu, Fatty Floats Your Boat, that starts from July 5th to August 31st, created by Chef Sumit Choudhary, is the perfect antidote to the grey monsoon days. From Chicken Dumpling with Smoked Tofu and Kimchi enveloped in translucent wrappers and steamed, to Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Dumpling with fresh avocado and Philadelphia cream cheese and Spicy Sea Bass with, coriander and basil with burnt truffle butter sauce their dim sum offering this season will be your perfect dinner starter. For a wholesome meal try Fried Prawn and Garlic Roll with minced prawns, fried garlic and chives and Asian Marinated Fried Fish. The menu also has the warm and comforting bowl of Ramen or Soupy Noodle to drive out your monsoon blues far away. Not to forget the new dim sums and gyozas. Try the Young Spinach, Asparagus, Roasted Beet, Carrot, Basil and Feta Dumplings; Basil and Kaffir Limed Flavoured Red Curry Tofu Gyoza with mushroom and curry broth; Artichoke, Red Cabbage, Celery, Asparagus Wontons with homemade Guilin chilli sauce; Chicken Dumpling with Smoked Tofu and Kimchi, Crab Meat And Lobster With Orange Miso, Mint and Fennel with Fish Roe Gyoza; Tea Smoked Crystal Duck Dim Sum and a whole lot more both for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.
July 5th - August 31st, 2019. Average Meal For Two: Rs. 1500++
The very filmy restaurant at Salt Lake, Friday Release brings to you Baarish ki Sifarish - a special menu for monsoons. The highlights of the menu include Chicken Pepper Pakoda, Pomfret Masala Fry, Pakoda Platter Veg, Tandoori Bhutta, Karela Calamari, Jhatka Pani Puri, Tandoori Stuffed Patol along with the food menu they even have an amazing cocktail menu like Coconut Genie, Moscow Matka, Thandi Tehlka and Green Monsoon.
When- 25th July to 10th August 2019. Cost for two- Rupees 900 plus taxes for two people.
Echoing good vibes in the city, the unique café managed by deaf and mute staffs, located at Topsia, has introduced a special Monsoon & Mor Menu. Echoes at Topsia is not only giving us a reason to celebrate Monsoons but is also elevating our urges to have the delicacies that can keep our senses alive throughout the year. This monsoon menu is chiefly about comfort foods. The menu offers with a list of mouth-watering dishes such as Bun Maska with Chai plus Parle G, Famous Wale Chole Kulche, Pao Bhaji Makkhan Marke, Chilli Chicken Burger, Chilli Paneer Burger, Chilli Chicken Pizza and Chilli Paneer Pizza. Not only these, but the menu also comprises some refreshing and delicious beverages such as Pan Shake, Aam Panna, Strawberry Fizzy Wizzy and last but not the least, Mango Fizzy Wizzy. From 20th of July till the 31st of August at any time between 12:30 PM to 12 AM. Pocket pinch: Rs. 69/- to Rs. 379/- (+taxes).
Bune The Coffee Room
At Southern Avenue enjoy the pitter-patter with a piping hot soup to comfort you on a windy and wet day. Bune - The Coffee Room has curated an impressive menu that includes tasty and healthy soups and luscious power-packed salads loaded with tropical fruits and vegetables. Start your munch with Vegetable Sweet corn Soup, Chicken Sweet Corn Soup, Chicken Manchow Soup, Chicken Hot & Sour Soup, Vegetable Clear Soup; and healthy and tasty salads of freshly chopped monsoon fruits in Veg Roasted Lemon Mango Salad, Bell pepper & Mushroom Salad, Fresh Mango Salad. Bune has non-veg salads as well in their list, so boost your body up with a lot of protein-packed in Roasted Lemon Mango and Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad.
Make the most of Monsoon at this pub in Sector V. From some crispy Nadru ke Chips for a munching spree to Sharabi Kebabi Flambe to tantalize your taste buds, have them all. For those who are up for a wholesome treat, Bakstage Mangolian Sizzler available in both veg and non-veg is a must-have when the rain God is up for his tricks. Also, it’s available with the choice of topping. Backstage also has something for big gangs. Order 5-litre keg on the table with a huge tub of Lahiri Popcorn for Rs 3,750.
Duration: 15th July,'19 - 31st July,'19.