Kolkata Makes It To 2023 List Of World's Best Food Destinations - 5 Must-Try Foods In The City

Jan 19, 2023 18:26 IST
As per food website Eater's list of the best 11 culinary destinations in the world, Kolkata is one of the places every foodie must explore in 2023. So, if you are planning a trip to Kolkata, here are a few food items that you must try. And yes, this list goes beyond macher jhol, kosha mangsho and mishit doi.
  • Kathi Roll

    Did you know, roll finds its roots in Kolkata? According to historians, its origin can be traced back to a single restaurant, known as Nizam's, founded in 1932.
  • Tele Bhaja

    Tele bhaja plays a major role in our food habit. It is basically Bengali-style pakoda made with aloo, peyaz, baingan, fish, chicken, mutton to name a few.
  • Kolkata Biryani

    Biryani in Kolkata stands out in the lot due to the inclusion of potatoes and egg. History has it, King of Awadh - Nawab Wajid Ali Shah - invented Kolkata biryani when he was exiled to Kolkata after being dethroned from his capital Luckow in 1856, by the British.
  • Desi Chinese

    The Indo-Chinese cuisine that we enjoy across the country finds its birthplace in Kolkata. The history of Indian Chinese food traces back to Hakka Chinese traders, who settled in the city in the late 1700s.
  • Phuchka

    The Bengali version of golgappa and panipuri, here the aloo filling is spicier and mashed with various masalas, sprouts and imli puree.
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