Chinese cuisine with affordable price has a new address in Kolkata
The Chinese Walkker has a lip smacking menu on a pocket friendly budget
SOUTH KOLKATA’S Bhawanipore gets a new address for Chinese cuisine with The Chinese Walkker, t h a t o p e n e d i t s d o o r s t h i s December. Run by three partners, the 36-seater small diner done up in red and white, offers a wide range Chinese cuisine. “We are big fans of Game of Thrones, hence decided to add the name White Walkers to our eatery’s nomenclature with an extra K. It’s a place where foodies will have a Chinese fine dining experience, but on budget,” says Sayanti Basu Sarkar, one of the partners.
We started off with a hot Prawn Basil Soup which whetted our appetite, with the aroma of basil leaves working their magic. The slightly tangy soup with prawns and mushroom was filling. One can also choose from a variety of soups on offer, including the interesting Fish Ball Soup and Crab Basil Soup. Next to arrive on the table was the Asian Duck Roll served with a sweet chilli dip. The mildly spiced duck meat stuffing — soft and juicy — was cooked to perfection, and melted in our mouths as we bit into the crispy roll.
D r u m s o f H e a v e n , a fried chicken legs dish was worth trying, too. We w a s h e d them all down with Lily Top, a litchi mocktail in attractive shades of blush pink and white, with a sweet, fruity flavour. The Chef ’s special starters — Oriental Barbeque chicken/fish, Smoked Lamb and Green Chilli Chicken — lived up to expectations. Vegetarians will also not be disappointed with dishes like Wok tossed French Beans, Teriyaki Mushroom and Green Chilli Babycorn or Mushrooms. For the main course, we gorged on Shanghai Fried Rice and Fish in Chilli Mustard, one of the signature dishes on the menu. While the mixed fried rice was delectable and less spicy, the side dish was remarkable in its use of mustard sauce, which is rather unusual in Chinese cooking. The strong flavours of garlic and mustard complemented each other well.
One-pot meals are also a part of the menu, including Nasi Goreng noodles served with prawn and chicken satays a n d a Ramen Bowl. We ended our gastronomical journey with Fungly Tao, a wanton stuffed with coconut and pineapple salpicon and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Meal for two at Rs 1,000 (AI)
Open from 11 am to 11 pm.