Take-Away Bong Bong Gets Resurrected As A Restaurant
If you live or work in Bandra, you may be familiar with Bong Bong—The Bangla Foodpath, a take-away joint that specialised in Kolkata kathi rolls. The shop, which closed in April this year, was a precursor to Bong Bong the restaurant, which is slated to open near Khane Khas in Bandra, on Wednesday, November 7.
The 500 square feet restaurant is kitted out in all things vintage such as kerosene lanterns, an old radio, and framed Boroline and Murphy Radio advertisements. The sepia-toned walls feature hand-painted murals of hand-pulled rickshaws, and the stereo plays tracks from previous seasons of Coke Studio Pakistan. All of this is meant to evoke the Kolkata of yore.
The menu at Bong Bong however is decidedly contemporary. The restaurant owners, former ad professional Surjapriya Ghosh and marketing executive Kanika Mohan Saxena, describe the food as a fusion of Bengali and European cooking. For instance they will serve Bengal-style spare ribs (roasted pork ribs served with a radhuni flavoured sauce); herbed chicken money bags (steamed chicken in a banana leaf); Bengal five spice potatoes; and broccoli and mango pickle envelopes (banana leaves). During lunch and dinner, the main courses will be served as pre-plated dishes. After lunch, from 3.30pm to 6pm, Bong Bong will offer whole wheat rolls, sandwiches and burgers such as the pork salami sandwich with sweet chilli; creamy chicken and masala egg white sandwich; Bengal-style mutton burger; masala prawn roll; mutton tikia roll; and masala bombil roll. The partners are working towards a wine and beer licence and also intend to launch a late-night kathi roll and biryani delivery service on weekends. Prices range from Rs69 for rolls to Rs449 for mains.
Bong Bong is slated to open on Wednesday, November 7.Tags: Bong Bong, Restaurants
Near Khane Khas
HoursDaily, from 11.30am to 12.30am