Following Kolkata’s Continental Food Trail
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When you talk about the vibe and culture of a place, it involves the region's eating habits and food style to a large extent. Kolkata, for instance, is known more for its diverse taste in food than so many other things. People from the city who have migrated to other places always look back fondly to recall the amalgamation of the unique food culture of this place. As much as Britishers took away from Kolkata, they have also given back a lot to the city. Food and cuisine are among those things. In Kolkata, you find a slew of continental menus in its small and big restaurants. Of course, one may argue that these menus are far from perfection, but you can’t deny the effort put in to provide you with a fine-dining experience. 

Here are the top items from Kolkata that are part of the unique continental menu

  1. Mongolian Noodles: The term is oriental, but the item is found across continental menus in Kolkata. Almost inspired by the pesto, this is well-cooked noodles laced with greens. The silky texture is enhanced with the minimum spicing, and there is a smoky aftertaste this dish leaves.
  2. Grilled Chicken With Sautéed Veggies: Thinly sliced veggies and grilled breasts of tender chicken make this dish a heritage pick. Mildly seasoned with pepper, salt and rosemary, family joints, like Tangerine, make this dish finger-licking good to date.
  3. Lamb Chops With Soup On The Sides: A very British thing, chops across continental menus are nicely minced and spiced dishes. And when it is lamb, it sure is best washed with some cream of chicken soup to go.
  4. Chicken A La Kiev: A Trinca’s gem, A La Kiev, is a continental darling across Kolkata eateries. Deep-fried dollops of chicken with a butter cube inside, the dish is inspired by the era of the sahibs.

The next time you are out on a Kolkata trip, make sure you check out these unique items barely found in the same form elsewhere.

Satarupa B. Kaur has been writing professionally for a decade now. But, she is always on the go; she loves to travel, books, and playtime with her toddler as she explores new places and food!