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With this post, I start a series on the Restaurants in Bangalore that we visit. It could be an indicator for different types of Restaurants available in Bangalore for the Food Lovers.

Oh! Calcutta is preferred Restaurant for Bengali Food in Bangalore for us. We visit 2 restaurants for Bengali Food in Bangalore – Oh! Calcutta and Bhajo Hari Manna.

I relate our visit experience on 26-Feb-2019. We normally eat at Oh! Calcutta once every 3-4 months.

Oh! Calcutta is located at Church Street (off Brigade Road) in Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Oh! Calcutta is located at Church Street (off Brigade Road) in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Our preference for Oh! Calcutta over Bhajo Hari Manna are as follows:

  1. I think Bhajo Hari Manna adds some soda in their food. We always feel extra heavy after food at Bhajo Hari Manna. However, we are not sure.
  2. Oh! Calcutta provides parking. While we generally have problems finding parking on the road side when we visit Bhajo Hari Manna.
  3. Though Oh! Calcutta is costlier than Bhajo Hari Manna, the preparation and presentation of food is much better in Oh! Calcutta.
  4. On weekends, Oh! Calcutta arranges Buffet Lunch. We very much prefer this as it provides an array of Bengali Food. The Buffet generally has at least 20 types of Bengali Foods.
  5. The ambience in Oh! Calcutta is much superior to Bhajo Hari Manna. The furniture is also much more classier.

On 26-Feb-2019, Maa was returning to Kolkata by Duranto Express. We dropped her at the Yeswantpur Railway Station. The train left on time at 11:00 AM. We wanted to pick up our Ayurvedic medicines for Diabetes on our way back. When we arrived at the Medical Shop, we found that it was closed. When we called the owner, he told us that he would come within 5 minutes. So, we waited. Eventually, he did turn up and we took the medicines.

However, it was already about 12:30 PM. It would get late for Deepshree to return home and cook our lunch. So, we 2 decided to eat at Oh! Calcutta and pack food for Riya and Ranoo.

We reached Oh! Calcutta at around 1:00 PM. The Valet took our car for parking. We had to choose between Thali and a la carte. We choose to go for a la carte and ordered Rui Maach (Rahu Fish) Dum Jhol for Deepshree and Golda Chingri Malai Curry (Tiger Prawn) for me. Along with that we ordered Basmati Rice. We also asked them to pack Rui Maach Dum Jhol for Riya and Ranoo.

The Restaurant got some starters after taking the order.

Starters
Starters

Waiting for the food to arrive, we ordered “Aam Pora Sarbat” for myself. “Aam Pora Sorbat” is Juice made out of Green Mangoes by first roasting them. It is a Bengali Speciality.

Aam Pora Sorbat
Aam Pora Sorbat

Deepshree ordered a Fresh Lime Soda with Salt.

The look of the Restaurant
The look of the Restaurant
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Awards Gallery

We had to wait for about 20 minutes before our food arrived. There were 3 other large parties in the Restaurant when we were there.

Golda Chingri Malai Curry
Golda Chingri Malai Curry
Basmati Rice - one portion
Basmati Rice – one portion. Enough for 2 of us
Rui Maach Dum Jhol
Rui Maach Dum Jhol
Deepshree's Lunch served on her plate
Deepshree’s Lunch served on her plate
My lunch served on my plate
My lunch served on my plate

After lunch, Deepshree felt like having something sweet. This was a rare demand. So, I ordered one Misti Doi. However, after having one spoon, she found it very sweet and left it for me.

Misti Doi (Sweet Curd)
Misti Doi (Sweet Curd)

We were done. The Manager got the packing we had ordered for Riya and Ranoo. Before getting the bill, he got us some Souf (Mouth Freshner).

Souf (Mouth Freshner)
Souf (Mouth Freshner)
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