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Restaurant Review: The Royal Bengal Tiger Cafe; Tiger Burning Bright


Bengalis simply love their food and they know how to enjoy it as well. Needless to say they have their unique ways to relating to food as well. Whether it is through their mother or grandmother’s secret recipes, folklore, geographical barriers, aromatic associations or even through the growls of a Bengal tiger! Interesting right! Well the latest kid on the block, the Royal Bengal Tiger Café, dedicated to creating awareness about the endangered species is a place worth visiting.

The décor of the café is worth mentioning. Trust me you would be worth entertained as you step into this café. With clean modern lines, indoor-outdoor casual seating interspersed with some greens, snazzy new display shelves emulating European trends of food display, loud volume of retro music and wall mounted selection of menu makes it socially acceptable alright. Several artistic impressions on the wall reflect the plight of the king of the jungle.

Now, it’s time for the menu to be savoured. While the theme of the café focuses largely on Bengal and its endangered species, the food served is also worth mentioning. You can choose from a plethora of options right from breakfast menus to dinner dates. Whether it is the traditional Bengali kochuri and chholar daal to the Chinese delicacies from the Tiretti Bazaar, you would find everything at your exposure while you step in to eat here. Here goes a list of the food served Veg ghugni (`75), egg devil with fish (`150), mochar chop (`100), chicken cutlet (`125), fish fry (`150), steamed veg dimsums (`80), shorse chicken sandwich (`195), mutton Mughlai parota (`190), macher (fish) chop (`150), mangsher (mutton) chop (`150), parota and kasha mangsho (`200), royal crusher cold coffee (`150), lemon iced tea (`80).

The Bengali styled chops are served with pieces to two and the taste does not yield much wonder. On the other hand the home-cooked styled ghugni is genuinely tasty and demand some extra servings. The dimer devil served with some carp coating is something different. However, the fish fry is surprisingly served with tartar sauce instead of the traditional kasundi. Grilled chicken sandwich is worth a try while the Mughlai porota is almost a meal. Finally it’s the kosha mangsho and the lachha porota that scores the most. Do remember to try it. Address:  91, Golf Club Road, Rajendra Prasad Colony, Tollygunge, Kolkata, 700033

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