Chinese New Year in Kolkata is much celebrated affair.
Kolkata sees a much prominent Chinese population on the city who has been living for generations. They have also made a huge mark on the culture and food of the city and no wonder Kolkata Chinese is one of the most popular cuisines that the city craves for. Just like the English new year the Chinese New Year also happens to be one of the most important festival in the city. The Chinese population in the city is seen in two areas- the Territy Bazar or the “Old Chin town” and Tangra (New China Town). If you are visiting Territy Bazar you get to see that the whole area of Territy Bazar, a prominent Chinese locality sees a lot of dance performances with people dresses as dragons, play of drums and cymbals, and yes the bright coloured paper patterns that decor the streets. They celebrate in a completely traditional way.
With so much cultural celebration in the city one cannot miss out on all the good food that the city has to offer, so we at Slurrp have made a list if all places that you can visit on this day.
The Westin, Rajarhat
The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat is all set to honour the Chinese New Year rituals, with a variety of culinary feasts for family and friends. The menu will offer some mouth-watering dishes like “ Spicy waterchest”, “Chicken sitake shumai” ,” Cream Cheese maki”, “Stir fried Asian green ”, “Spicy Mapo tofu”, “Sacha Lamb'' ,”Braised Chicken” and many more. The spread ends on a sweet note with some petite desserts like,”Tub Tim Krob” ,’Matcha Cheesecake” and many more
Meal for two- 3500 plus taxes
The special menu includes a variety of starters like Double-Cooked Green Chilli Chicken, Chengdu Style Chilli Fish, Asian Style Chilli Garlic Prawns, Mushroom Teriyaki, Lemongrass Chicken. The main course consists of dishes like Vegetable Dumplings in Manchurian Sauce, Stir-Fried Asian Greens, Tofu, Burnt Garlic & Toasted Almonds, Chengdu Style Spicy Fish, Burnt Garlic, Sichuan Peppercorns & Scallions, Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Caramelized Leeks & Chilli Oyster Glaze, Wok-Tossed Lamb in Chilli Hoisin Sauce and Szechuan Chilli Lobster to be accompanied with staples like Jasmine Rice, Garlic Butter Fried Rice, Stir-Fried Hakka Noodles and Meghalaya Chilli Garlic Noodles.
Meal for two- Rs 1,500 plus taxes
Fairfield by Marriott
The special dinner buffet has been crafted by the remarkable culinary team at Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata, and it will ensure that guests experience an astonishing set of flavours to commemorate the Chinese New Year. The menu will boast an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes like “Hot garlic chicken wings”, ”Vegetable spring roll”, ”Stir fried fish in oyster sauce”, ”Garlic basil soft noodles” and many more. End this ambrosial spread on a sweet note with some decadent desserts like,”Ginger and Honey cake”,”Darsan” to name a few.
Meal for two- Rs 2200 plus tax
The Fatty Bao
The Chinese New Year special menu consists of small plates like Roasted Baby Potato, Kung Pao Lotus Root, Chilli Chicken, Three Cup Chicken, Crispy Chilli Fish. Mains on the menu includes Stir fried Greens, Vegetable in Spicy Chinese Garlic Sauce, Braised Chicken Celery and Soy, Vegetable & Butter Garlic Noodles, Pan-fried Noodles with Chicken, Burnt Garlic & Vegetable Fried Rice, Chinese Sausage, Asparagus & Bacon Fried Rice.
Meal for 2 : Rs 1,500 plus tax(without alcohol) | Rs 1,900 plus tax (with alcohol)