“Hey, do you know that The Fatty Bao Kolkata is now open!” I asked the man who was driving the car (well, He is my worse half).
“You mean the same we have visited in Linking Road! I love their Open Bao!”
“Hmmm, the Char Siu. The same! Actually, they have invited me for dinner and I was thinking if you could join me!”
“Excuse me! No Debjani! Don’t ask me to go with you to what you call Bloggers meet! A big No!”
“Don’t you think you are overreacting? What is your problem with the Bloggers meets?”
“I don’t have any problem with the blogger I am married to, however, that does not mean I feel okay with the meet! The vague reciprocation in form of a 1-minute movable show is not my thing wife! I don’t understand those! You must understand, I am an old (errr 34 years), married vulture! I need details; I need a description of food to understand the food!”
“Is that how you describe live videos!” I was shocked though I didn’t tell him I believe the same! If somebody needs to understand food without tasting it, they need it to be described properly and that probably is the reason I always believe in archiving! I don’t review food; I experience that.
“By the way, why are we discussing the way of describing food!” He asked.
“Well, they have invited me to dine there along with a friend but decided to take my worst enemy with me! Who I think will cherish the Beef Jungle Curry and the slow-cooked lamb massaman and also the Pork belly, I mean the PB&J there!”
“By any chance, you are trying to seduce me with food from The Fatty Bao Kolkata woman!”
“Is it working? Will you go with me?”
“Yes it is working and I will go with you!”
Our discussion ended there and Mehebub was there with me at the Fatty Bao Kolkata and surprisingly we enjoyed our meal without further war.
Before going further with the details of the food we tasted there here goes little detail about the Fatty Bao Kolkata. Chef Manu Chandra and Chetan Rampal’s Food Child, Asian gastro bar, The Fatty Bao stepped in Kolkata a few months back. The same chain (the Olive group) is already having Monkey Ban on the same building at Park Street.
Coming to the food I tasted there at The Fatty Bao Kolkata, we were served with a vast option of food as well as liquor. I requested them for strong cocktails and a little portion of the dishes considering the number of dishes we need to taste.
Our meal started with the Char Siu, The bao with the pork belly flavored with the BBQ sauce and with the punch of Kimchi was indeed perfect to start the dinner. This was followed by the Wild Mushroom and Truffle Dimsum. Vegetarians for sure can start with this. Decent taste yet filling the Dimsums were good.
I found the Salmon Sushi with the wasabi amazing from the uramaki section. Mehebub though was happy with his porting of Prawn Tempura. However, if you are not a seafood lover or not a fan of Sushi and want to play safe, go for the chicken options from the small bites.
My special mention, needless to say, is The Fatty Bao PB&J. Melting in mouth Pork Belly. The quality of the pork indeed the reason behind the taste. Slow cooked and buttery soft PB&J is a must order for sure if you love your portion of Pork belly.
Coming to the main, we were suggested to opt for the Slow-cooked Lamb Massaman. It came with a portion of Rice and peanut and other munchies. Comforting is the word that should go with the dish.
Though we both were happy with the lamb dish, however, we decided to not to opt for the same main for both. With one portion of lamb, we opted for the Beef Jungle Curry. Light Beef curry flavored with kaffir lime, lemongrass, and galangal. Another item must have from The Fatty Bao Kolkata.
Our dinner ended with the Cocoa Caramel. It was mind boggling with the Hazelnut and Praline crisp; the salted caramel ice cream and flourless cake and last but not the least meringue.
I must mention the liquor here; I have tried the Bottled cocktails. The Peachy lemonade was good but light to my taste. However, I found both Passion Mule (a white rum-based cocktail) and the Elixir perfect to my taste-bud.
Now that I am done with the writing I started craving for the food again from the Fatty Bao Kolkata! Needless to say, I am going to visit the place soon!
Disclaimer: Debjani was invited by the Management of The Fatty Bao Kolkata for Food Tasting.