Oh! Calcutta: Taste of Bengal

For a quick lunch we decided to try the lunch buffet in Oh! Calcutta, since I have visited this restaurant many times.

A quick piece of information: Oh! Calcutta was an avant-garde theatrical revue, created by British drama critic Kenneth Tynan (1969) and one of the longest running revue in Broadway history.

tFor starters we were served Fish Croquettes, Fish salad, Grilled Chicken Salad and Papri Chaat. The Fish Salad was quite interesting with batter fried basa with a tinge of mustard flavour served with onions and green peppers. The croquettes were crispy with a moist heart. We happily washed this down with Corona beer and Virgin Mojito.

For main the course we had freshly fried Luchis with Cholar Dal and Malai Chingri. The prawns cooked in a creamy coconut sauce was a great combination with luchis. Along with steamed rice I tried Rui Kalia (spicy Rohu curry) which was excellent preparation. So was the Lebu Pata Murgi which had chicken pieces in a light colour thick sauce with prominent taste of Gondhoraj Lebu (a special kind of lemon with little juice and green rind found in West Bengal), – perfect for summers. I only wish the chicken was cooked a little more.

kThe Kancha Aamer Chutney, which was a green mango sweet and sour chutney was a tease for the taste buds.

Overall a great Bengali meal at affordable prices, which you can have in a great ambiance and hospitality.


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