Saturday, June 22, 2013

Zomato Bloggers Meet and some Malaysian Food

There are many perks of being a blogger and for me the best part is the friends I get to make with fellow bloggers. Recently I have become a part of the Kolkata Food Bloggers group ( thank you Kamalika for the initiative to get us all together) and life since then has been so much more fun. Today was one such fun day ...our bloggers group got invited for lunch by Zomato - your go to website for everything you need to know about eating out.
We were invited for lunch to a restaurant called Straits which specialises in Malaysian and Singaporean food.On reaching the venue we were greeted by the young and warm team of Ishita , Sohini , Angikaar , Devika and Saurav from Zomato... And at once we were made to feel at home.

the interiors of Straits

another view of the restaurant

Once everyone settled in we did a brief introduction of ourselves and by that time the food started coming in! We started with a refreshing juice of sugarcane and grenadine along with some Popiah - a version of the chicken spring roll.

The rolls were crisp and the filling of minced chicken along with some grounded peanuts was just right. The conversations kept flowing and so did laughter! Just then the main course was served. It was a platter of coconut rice ,chicken rendang , sambal egg and a side of peanuts of anchovies.

 The portions were big considering a small eater like me and to be very honest I couldn't do justice to the platter. Dessert was flavourful Sago Gula Meleka' which was sabudana soaked and served with creamy coconut cream along with some icecream. I quite liked it!

All in all it was an afternoon full of chatters , of meeting new people  and basically so much fun. I am signing off here with some images from the meet .

the Straits menu

loved their placemats
this was at the entrance
and that's us! Pls excuse the bad quality of the picture.
goodies we got from Zomato
To know more about Straits you can check out their details on Zomato here


  1. WOW! I am in Kolkata too…Where is this place?


  2. Hi Megha ,
    Thanks for stopping by! The restaurant is in S.P mukherjee Road . You can find more details from the Zomato link given in the blog.Are you a food blogger from Kolkata?