The Bong Connection - 6 Eateries That Bring The Taste Of Bengal To Mumbai

These 6 eateries in Mumbai serve lip-smacking Bengali food, right from desserts to awesome seafood, Mumbai to Bengal in a bite!

  • The Bong Connection - 6 Eateries That Bring The Taste Of Bengal To Mumbai
  • The Bong Connection - 6 Eateries That Bring The Taste Of Bengal To Mumbai
  • The Bong Connection - 6 Eateries That Bring The Taste Of Bengal To Mumbai
  • The Bong Connection - 6 Eateries That Bring The Taste Of Bengal To Mumbai
  • The Bong Connection - 6 Eateries That Bring The Taste Of Bengal To Mumbai
  • The Bong Connection - 6 Eateries That Bring The Taste Of Bengal To Mumbai
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Over 2,000 Km away, authentic Bengali cuisine is at quite a distance from our city but for every foodie around, Bengali food is definitely a treat.  And surely no one could cook seafood quite like the Bengalis. Bengali cuisine, savoury or sweet is known for the flavours that emerge from the spices used in preparing the dishes and the milk indulgent desserts.

Take it from a Bong herself, there’s no comparison to Kolkata’s Cholar Daal, Dab Chingri or the Mishti Doi.

Here are six eateries serving the best possible Bengali cuisine in Mumbai.


Oh! Calcutta

Where: Khar, Andheri Lokhandwala, Tardeo.


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I know so many Bengalis who have been to ‘Oh! Calcutta’ and absolutely love it because of the authenticity of the preparation and taste. Also, it is one of the places where you get the fine dining experience with their classy ambiance. So, this date night, how about spicing up things with some flavoursome Bengali food?

Recommended:

Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa Boneless)

Ilish Bhaja (Fried Hilsa)


Hanglas – The Taste Of Kolkata

Where: Andheri West and East, Powai, Versova, Bandra East and West, Lower Parel and Kandivali East.


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Standing true to its tagline, Hanglas contemporary Bengali food reminds you of Bengal. A personal favorite, Hanglas has it all, be it Dum Biriyani or Fish Fry. With a number of sit-down and takeaway outlets all over Mumbai, Hanglas seems to be ruling Mumbai when it comes to fairly priced tasty Bengali food.

Recommended:

Double Chicken/Mutton Roll

Bhetki Fish Fry

Mughlai Porotha

Chicken Momos


Peetuk

Where: Powai, Kandivali East, and Andheri West.


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Talking of takeaways Peetuk is the ideal place! It might be a cozy eatery with no fine-dine feels but it’s food preparations are simple yet delicious. After all, the simplest of things are the hardest to make. With Peetuk setting up stalls in the Powai Durga Puja almost every year now, it’s carrying on the Bengali Biriyani legacy. So, my pocket-friendly hoggers, do not miss out on Peetuk!

Recommended:

Kosha Mangsho (Shredded Meat in Gravy)

Chicken Chop

Fish Fry


Bhojohori Manna

Where: Oshiwara in Andheri West.


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With its quaint décor and the concept of writing the specials of the day on a chalkboard, the restaurant has an old-world charm. Be it a Bengali looking for some nostalgic Bengali food or a fellow Mumbaikar looking to try out traditional Bengali food, one must not miss out on Bhojohori Manna.

To add on to their list of achievements, they won the best Bengali restaurant in 2015 Times Food Awards.

Recommended:

Begun Bhaja (Fried Eggplant)

Kosha Mangsho (Shredded Meat With Gravy)

Ilish Maach Bhaja (Fried Hilsa)


The Calcutta Club

Where: Oshiwara in Andheri West.


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Considered to be one of the oldest restaurants in Mumbai serving the traditional Bengali Cuisine, The Calcutta Club lives up to the reputation that Bengalis have. That is, believing in quality than quantity. The place has posters of Rabindranath Tagore, Uttam Kumar, and Geeta Dutt all around and of course the smell of kasundi (mustard sauce) hits the fellow Bongs with nostalgia.

Recommended:

Doi Maach (Curd Fish)

Roshogolla Paayesh

Luchi and Daal


Sweet Bengal

Where: Powai, Bandra West, Vashi, Mahim, Chembur, Vile Parle East, Andheri West, Thane West, Borivali West, Cuffe Parade, Veera Desai Road, Kandivali East, Goregaon East, Malad West, Tardeo, CBD-Belapur.


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Last on the list is Sweet Bengal but nevertheless, it is another place where you can taste the flavours of Bengal. The popular Bengali dessert chain is spread all across Mumbai and is giving everyone a taste of the famous Rosogullas, Sondesh, Chomchom and so on. Desserts have always been a Bong’s weakness and for anyone with a sweet tooth, if you haven’t tried Sweet Bengal yet, you are missing out on a lot.

Recommended:

Mishti Doi

Kheer Kodom

Chomchom

Nalen Gurer Sondesh

Lal Mohan

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