Chinese Breakfast At Territi Bazaar

Swarit By Swarit, 5th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Though, being born and brought up in Kolkata, I did not hear the name of Territi Bazaar until a year ago. Everyone told me that it is a must visit place in Kolkata and I must visit it to understand it better. And lo behold when I did reach there and consumed everything that it is famous for- I can aptly state that this is the best breakfast juncture in the City of Joy!

How to Reach Territi Bazaar

It is quite a struggle to reach the exact location- if you ask me! So, I will tell you guys how we reached the place. There were four of us, so we took a metro from Kalighat and reach Shovabazar Sutanuti station. From the station we took a cab to Territi bazaar. As you have to reach there very early in the morning and the roads are quite deserted at that time- it will take you around ten to fifteen minutes. Remember to take a right turn from the crossing in between Central (Bowbazar) and the Medical College, also known as Kolutola. The cab won’t take you any further. You have to get down and walk for a few minutes and you can see the bazaar laid out over a large area. Territi Bazaar is open daily in the mornings and is critically placed on the Sun Yat Sen Street. One can smell of yummy Chinese food even from a distance.

Ambience of Territi Bazaar

Territi Bazaar comprises of sellers like an old but very hospitable Chinese lady and her daughter. They serve the customers- belonging to Buddhist monks, Chinese people, Office goers and young college kids. These are the trademark bunch of customers that you will find at the bazaar.
I had hot piping chicken momos from the old woman. Ahh! They were yummy! I can still taste them on my lips. My second stop was a man who was selling some amazing dumplings. I had two plates full of them. I think he makes one of the best fried pork momos in the whole city! You should definitely try them.
In a little distant place, fish balls were sold in some corners. There were other tiny shops as well which sold such momos along with daily market items such as vegetables and fruits! We had reached quite early and we could find people opening up the shutters of their shops.
People mostly come here to enjoy a few platters of momos or dim sums, but I found some other delicious food items as well. Spring rolls and pork sausages are my favourites. Freshly tied pork sausages are kept hanging which you can devour, as they fry those in front of you. Where else you can find such bliss? Pau, the ball shaped over sized dumpling, with all sorts of pork, chicken, and fish filling is definitely on the must have list.
All the food available at the bazaar is cooked in warm home-style manner, after genuinely following the authentic Chinese recipe and is served with homely warmth and hospitality. It will give a certain happiness as the place has a laid back attitude, with elderly Chinese reading the Chinese newspaper and sipping on cups of green tea and women talking about the latest gossip in Chinatown- you will feel that you have reached a bygone era.
If you are looking for a fine dining experience and perfect seating arrangements- then this is not for you! The other problem is that the breakfast time begins very early and gets over by eight. All the shops are make-shift and if you reach a little latter you won’t find anything except for a trail of yummy smell that remains there. You have to consume your food on the road side itself. And I can vouch that breakfast at Territi Bazaar is must to do in Kolkata people’ list!


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I am a citizen journalist who loves to writes and share views with people. I live in Kolkata but I travel a lot.My articles will be mostly informative and narrative

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
10th Nov 2014 (#)

Getting up early in the morning is worth it! Thanks for this foody goody share - siva

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