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“Eau Chew Restaurant”
Review of Eau Chew

Eau Chew
Ranked #549 of 4,338 Restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Being Indian our fondness for Chinese food is understandable. Being from Calcutta, which invented the Chop Suey and Chilli fish, we come across a vast array of Chinese food to tickle our taste buds.

Years ago, I happened to be invited to Eau Chew, to sample their simple preparations which are non-spicy and very palatable. I fell in love with their offerings and have been going back for almost twenty years now.

Amongst my favourites are the Chimney Soup, Josephine's Noodles and the minced chicken on a sugarcane stick - I forget the name but it looks similar to a Satay.

I also like the fact that we can drop in and just order a soup - they don't mind at all. The family runs the business hands-on and keeps the place washed down and clean at all times.

It is a short walk away from Tiretti Bazaar where the Chinese set up a market early every morning.

Eau Chew also accept catering orders.

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Reviewed February 29, 2012

The restaurant has a good location but the food is ok perhaps there was a new cook as when i tried this restaurant the food was'nt as good like i tried before.Just gear up as its got a good location

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Reviewed January 15, 2012

I like the food very very much. Price within reach, ambience - good. Food, excellent. Please dont go by the look of the exterior, just go inside and have...Delicious...Try Lamb... Nothing more to write... just enjoy

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Reviewed January 12, 2012

One of the very few remaining family owned chinese restaurants.Better to call up and book a table.If you want you can also order in advance so that they can use the best ingredients.You won't get the hong-kong style or tangra style cuisne which is served in tangra and other so called chinese restaurants in kolkata as well as in india.THIS IS REAL CHINESE .

Thank sckol
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Reviewed November 6, 2011

Short Description: In case u r in a hurry

Unless u have a real ‘get weird’ mindset, u will surely miss the restaurant in the first one or two times u pass in front of the place. It has a tiny puny board that hangs atop a narrow door with a long flight of stairs within. The building is inside a erstwhile petrol pump – All that remains are memories of the pump & scattered all over are fossils of what used to be goods vehicles at some point in time.

However, as u enter the restaurant, it is as good as it can get & as authentic as it can get. The place is owned by a Chinese family who run it themselves day in & day out.

If u order only one dish, let it be the Showstopper Chimney soup. A huge pot of excellent hot piping soup that is good for 2 people at least. In addition to this we had a spicy hot & superb chilly pork, chicken chilli, a very balanced sweet & sour honey lemon chicken, a second best – fish in Chilli black bean, a very good hakka mixed meat mein foon (rice noodle) & a fairly good speciality – Josephine’s noodles.

Detailed description - In case u have the time 2 enjoy reading:

Smiles are not common here. However that shud not b an issue coz the food is so good that u will forget the lack of smiles. I wud prefer this situation anyday than to have bad food with lots of smiles like in Golconda Bowl, Hauz Khas, Delhi.

The Chimney soup is served in a Chimney that has live burning coal in the base & the Soup on the top. A predominantly clear, refreshing soup with raw eggs poured on the top (that instantly solidify). Generous amounts of Fish , chicken and other mixed meats along with pokchoy & other greens are the solids that the soup contained……………Brilliant.

The Chicken Chilli was soft, spicy & juicy but I wud not call it melt in the mouth. It was essentially chicken chunks stir-fried with a lot of garlic, green chillies & onions & then sauteed with Chinese sauces. Very good.

The Chilli pork was essentially the same concept but it was much more dramatic & robust in taste…….excellent.

The honey lemon chicken was extraordinarily balanced in taste – sweet vs sour. The look of the chicken was very tempting to start with & the taste buddies were super satisfied with them.

We saw a Chicken hot bean sauce in the menu & asked for Fish hot bean sauce. As if we said 2+3 = 6, the mathematics teacher lady said – ‘Oh no, that does not work. Black bean sauce with the Chicken & if u want fish it will b fish n Chilli hot bean’. We said ‘yes’ – What came was the second best dish – the black beans with their mildly fermented flavor really transformed the fish to an unbelievable level.

Josephine’s noodles is a specialty here. It is Chicken, fish, egg, carrots & green veggies in pan fried noodles topped with a light colored gravy. It was good but not outstanding. We liked it overall but must mention that the chicken used in this dish was pretty bad – it smelled of long storage in refrigerator!!!!

What was outstanding was the rice noodle mein-foon with mixed meats. Thin noodles made out of rice had a unique texture & hence taste to it.

Overall, this is Chinese food as authentic as it can get – sitting in Kolkata. Needless to say that some Indianization has happened but whatever that be, the food is thoroughly enjoyable.

For pics of food in this restaurant & reviews of more restaurants in India & US, pls visit my blog:
www.yummraj.com

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