Kolkata is home to some of the culinary delights for foodies all over the country. Whether it's the crispy street-style rolls or the tangy Jhal Muri, there is so much to choose from. Recently, industrialist Harsh Goenka took to Twitter to call the city's street food the best in the country. The British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis, visited Kolkata and tried one of the famous sweets of the city - the Rasgulla. Take a look at the photo he shared:
ভারতের সবথেকে মিষ্টি শহর কলকাতায় এসে বড়োই আনন্দিত আমি। এখানকার এসপ্লানেডের কে. সি. দাসের আউটলেটে আমি চেখে দেখলাম দারুণ স্বাদের "বাংলার রসগোল্লা"। pic.twitter.com/m2tirphBML— Alex Ellis (@AlexWEllis) September 26, 2021
"I am very happy to be in Kolkata, the sweetest city in India. K. of the Esplanade here. C. At Das's outlet, I tasted "Banglar Rasgolla" with great taste," he wrote in Bengali on Twitter. The outlet he was referring to was K.C. Das, one of the most popular eateries in the city. Alex Ellis was enjoying the sweet treat from a clay pot with a big smile on his face. He had been greeted with a garland and a tika on his visit.
Desi Twitter users expressed their surprise and happiness on seeing the British High Commissioner in Kolkata. Several requested him to try some other famous sweets and dishes of the city.
Take a look at the reactions:
I hope you like it and welcome to Kolkata.— Sandipan Banerjee (@im_sandipan) September 26, 2021
Try the fresh hot Rosogolla, it's more tasty than normal one.— Lateev Beg (@Lateev_Beg) September 26, 2021
Nothing beats kolkata street food also, hope you can try some of it :)— Smita Sharma (@Smita_Sharma) September 26, 2021
He did try Roshmolai as well ????.— UKinKolkata???????????????? (@UKinKolkata) September 26, 2021
Did you try 'mishti doi'? You missed it. Do taste it the next time you are in Kolkata.— Santanu Ghosh???????? (@urs_shaan) September 26, 2021
The internet is no stranger to the food sojourns of the High Commissioner. On his previous visits to other cities of India, Ellis had tried the local cuisines in the local style. Those who follow him closely would recall his visit to Bengaluru where he tried the delicious Mysore Masala Dosa. After a Twitter poll, he decided to ditch his knife and fork and eat the dosa with his hands. Similarly, Alex Ellis was recently in Mumbai where he tried the signature street food Vada Pav and even got a gift from Mumbai's famous dabbawallas. Take a look:
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