Durga Puja in Kolkata is not only about praying and following rituals. It is also about meeting with friends and family, travelling around the city to see the various idols and illuminations, and eating out. Hence it is also an opportunity for the city’s restaurants to present innovative menus for their patrons. Fatty Bao, a unit of the Olive group, has come up with two menus for its puja spread OMG (Oh My Goddess)! -- an all-day a la carte Asian Specials Menu for those who love to relax and enjoy an exotic menu and an Old School Chinese Buffet for those who are in a hurry and would not like to pour over a detailed menu.
The all-day a la carte Asian Specials Menu lists dishes where diverse Asian culinary specialities meet Bengal’s own. So you have Mustard Marinated Chicken Bao with kasundi mayo, Gondhoraj kimchi, shichimi powder, sesame seeds and micro greens; Baked Aubergine served with Gobindhobhog rice, tossed seasonal vegetables, spicy soy sesame and chili sauce; Whole Bhetki served with wok tossed vegetables, Thai fragrant rice and Singapore sauce, crackling mustard, coriander micro-greens, seven spice powder with lemon wedges. How about Sichuan King Prawns prepared with Dale sauce, green vegetables, mustard micro green, Gondhoraj lemon zest, fried garlic and chili oil? Or some Stuffed Mushroom made with three-pepper sauce, fried garlic, seven-spice powdered, crispy chili oil, beetroot micro-greens and ABC sweet soy, Penang Tofu tossed with Malay spicy peanut sauce, fried garlic, Togarashi, micro greens, chili oil, sliced red chilies and lime. Try the Grilled Lamb Chop with Wasabi infused sweet potato mash, milagai bajji, and tamarind pistachio sauce, or the Grilled Chicken Skewer, served with home-made Anticucho sauce, green chili and raw mango relish, Togarashi and beetroot cress, and the Pan Seared Tofu with black bean sauce, Somen noodles, seasonal vegetables, Sichimi powder, fried garlic and sweet potato chips and end your meal with milk chocolate Jasmine Tea mousse with caramelized honey, Panna Cotta, chocolate tuille and coffee ice-cream.
The Chinese Buffet consists of soups, starters, mains with ample choice of vegetarian, fish and chicken, fried rice, noodles and three desserts. Start with a bowl of hearty Hot and Sour Soup available both in vegetarian/chicken options, followed by Kimchi baby potatoes, Crispy Fried Chili Cottage Cheese, Crispy Fish, Spicy Sambal Chicken, steamed Minced Vegetable Dim Sum, Chicken & Celery Dim Sum, Vegetarian Fritters with soy-garlic sauce, Vegetarian Thai Green Curry, Chicken in Sichuan sauce and Fish in Oyster Sauce. Also on the buffet are vegetable fried rice and vegetable garlic noodles. For dessert, there is the ever favourite vanilla ice-cream, fruit tart and Gondhoraj custard pudding.
The Fatty Bao’s signature Asian inspired offering of small plates, soupy noodles, hearty bowls of ramen, the signature baos, sushi, dim sums will be available too.
What: OMG (Oh My Goddess)! Food Festival
Where: Fatty Bao, #801, Fort Knox, 6, Camac Street, Kolkata- 700017
When: October 8– 21, 2018. All-Day a la carte Asian Specials Menu: 12 noon to 11pm; Buffet Menu: Lunch: 12 noon to 3pm and Dinner: 7pm to 11pm (only guests 10 years and above permitted for dinner).
Pocket pinch: A la carte: Meal for two without alcohol, excluding taxes Rs.1500 ++/ Meal for two including alcohol, excluding taxes Rs 1900++); Buffet: Rs 1000+ taxes per head for food only.
Reservation: 033 46022744