Burmese Food Expedition with Chanda Dutta, The Orient, City Center 2 Kolkata

   Kolkata city whose people are known for loving good food and good books, are now pampered more with gourmet restaurants one after another who are serving people of Kolkata the taste of a wide range of foreign cuisines. From Italian, Mexican, continental till our neighbourhood cuisine, Burmese. The people @ The Orient, City Center 2, organized a cooking workshop on Burmese Cuisine along with their Burmese food festival going on right now to let people know the authentic taste of Burmese Cuisine. And the enthusiastic self in me of learning new cuisines, jumped upon the opportunity to watch the cooking demonstration by none other than Chanda Dutt, the master on Burmese Cuisine when The Orient invited Kolkata Food Bloggers to attend the workshop.

Chanda Dutt, who hails from Taunggy, Burma, now known as Myanmar, is an expert in Burmese Cuisine and arranges Burmese food festival at her home every year to teach people the authentic taste of Burmese Cuisine. Burmese Cuisine is altogether influenced mainly by Chinese, Indian and Thai Cuisine. Some of the spices they use extensively are shrimp paste, fish sauce, roasted garlic, soy sauce. Chanda Dutt taught us three dishes, One salad/appetizer, One Chicken soup cooked with Coconut milk and one shredded dried Shrimp in onion-tomato based gravy. All three dishes were unique in taste, especially the chicken soup was out of this world, I still can't forget the taste.
KFBian Indrani Dhar with Burmese food expert Chanda Dutta
Read more of Indrani's experience HERE

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