One sleeps well when they eat well and that happens when you visit wonderful eating places that specializes in excellent food. I have been eating a lot of different cuisines lately that have been very impressive on it’s own way but what makes me always go back to these places or recommend it to all is for it’s unique nature the place puts out each and every time with it’s entire hospitality that one diner always looks up too. Few months ago i had posted my experience of visiting The Bhoj Company in Dalhousie and now i am back again to share a little inside stuff about it’s parent branch which is considered a legendary place in the New Market area more precisely addressed at 30, Mirza Ghalib Street, Opposite Fire Brigade Head Quarters, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016. This place is very famous and has a good record of preference by tourists living nearby as well as for the local crowd too. The Bhoj Company has established itself a great name with authentic dishes prepared in Dhakai and Bengali cuisine style over years now and they continue to do so with perfection which definitely is their charm factor.
The decor and vibe of this place is no different from the Dalhousie one except that this place is a bit smaller in size but still don’t get worried as they proudly have a two divider seating area,well organised for many to accommodate in. Total decor and outlook is done with cream shade walls,wood brown furnitures and grey sofas that give this place a very pleasant feel overall. There is soft folk songs always on the playlist on loop. And among all this,not to forget there is Kingshuk Saha again ,the main man here who does an marvelous job in running this well maintained restaurant with his management staff and support along. So things will be exceptional here as always and i might not be a Bengali but my love for great food especially in Bengali cuisine is something i can stand tall at any day and anytime. People who have no idea about this cuisine please do visit The Bhoj Company to experience this lovely cuisine and they are one of the best restaurants in Kolkata to get you authentic fully loaded dishes.
As i came here through an invitation along with well known co-bloggers of the city,we were served a lot of food that was a belly filling and great proportional taste affair altogether. I had been fed up so much varieties of food that i can actually boast about this place happily to everyone so they can explore the long listed menu which The Bhoj Company is covering,almost everything possible you can think of as a Bengali dish.
The food that was presented for the day started with Kachki Machher Chorchori,Chitol Machher Muitha,Chitol Machher Kalia, Pabda Machher Dhone Patar Jhal,Aar Machher Aloo Begun Bori Diye Jhol,Kochu Pata Chingri Bhapa,Chingri Malai Curry,Mocha Chingri,Bhetki Paturi,Dhakai Morog Pulao,Bhuna Khichuri,Sorshe Ilish and ended with Mishti doi.
The dishes have such good preparation that i cannot pick just any single one among all for recommendation,so my suggestion would be to try out as many dishes you can and surely you wont be dissapointed the way the dishes take you by surprise. Still,however i would like to describe some of the dishes which i found to be unique like the Chitol Machher Muitha which was a dish i tried for the first time that has knife fish presented on a plate in four ball shape,flavoured and cooked in spices and special ingredients. This one was extremely nice,soft and went well with rice totally. Bhetki Paturi is another dish of fish one having Barramundi fish along with mustard paste flavour . This one was simply great as it gave a melt in the mouth feeling with every bite. Moving to the Bhuna Khichuri dish ,well it is a yellow colour rice dish that had a nice mixture of selected regular veggies and garnishing in it . I loved how it had the flavour balance of not being very rich neither being very plain too . Last one being a Chicken dish was must to mention so the Dhakai Morog Pulao has a nice piece of Chicken and a egg cooked in rezala gravy served along with special pulao rice and i must say i enjoyed it very much.
After eating all the heavenly delicious food that The Bhoj Company has put forward,one can easily fall in love with this place,so do visit here on any day or occasion especially during this time of the year when Christmas and New Year’s is a food lovers ideal time to feast as that would indeed be a special time to celebrate over lovely food.