It is the non-vegetarian in me that got a bit critical whenever I visit a vegetarian joint, especially in Kolkata. However, my recent visit to Sumo Dough was no exception at all. I was not much sure initially how am I going to like a vegetarian Italian joint with a Japanese name. But as they say, looks can be deceiving and here I am, happy with the vegetarian serving there at Sumo Dough.
Located almost in the heart of the city, Sumo Dough is ought to attract the vegetarian crowd in the city with their not so expensive Italian vegetarian food. I must mention non-vegetarians will not get much offended as well with the house special fresh bakes that are Eggless. Well, I was a bit curious about the name and upon discussion found they are focusing on the "Sumo" portion size and hence the name! Basically, at Sumo Dough, they are having normal and Sumo portion of every dish and that clarifies the Japanese funda!
Now coming to the food I tasted there, my meal started with a Kitkat Shake, which was average but filling. the next item served, a bowl full of Mushroom Cappuccino. The cappuccino was the best item served that day. It was subtle, well balanced and just the way a Mushroom Cappuccino should be.
When I was almost done with the soup I was served with the house favorite, as they call the Philadelphia Cheese Rolls. I can really go back there just for the cheese rolls. With a crunchy outer shell and soft cheesy inside, the Philadelphia Cheese Rolls were worth trying.
Next Item served was the Modern Caprese Salad. For me, the salad was okay-ish taste-wise however, I found the presentation really chick and modern. I decided to skip on the Pizza and hence opted for the Ravioli Bolognese. The Ravioli was decent taste wise but I found the portion size a bit on the smaller side. My meal ended with a perfect portion of Chocolate Waffle with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream. The meal delightful and so the chat with the Chef who informed me that they always use homebaked goodies and even pizza base and pasta! I was also informed about the Jain option available for their entire menu.
- What: Sumo Dough, the vegetarian Italian joint in Kolkata
- Where: 6B Elgin Road, Next to Bhawanipur College, Kolkata, West Bengal 700020
- Pocket Pinch: INR 500- 600 for two persons (approx)
Disclaimer: Debjani was invited by the management of Sumo Dough for Food sampling.