Decent Authentic Bangla food option!
Walked in at about 10:30 PM and the place had half occupancy. About 15 closely spaced tables in a hall, bluish illumination, dull environment, and sluggish staff.
North Indian, Indian Chinese and Bangla preparations on menu. Since it was called Royal Bengal; I preferred to stick with only Bangla preparations. Decent portion sizes.
Posto Bora- Finely grinned Posto (khas khas) mixed with ginger-garlic paste and binding agent; coated with a layer of Posto; deep fried till crisp and golden-brown; served with thin sliced onion rings having mustered sauce dressing. Crisp outside soft inside, very fragile. Tasteful!
Sona Mug Dal- Yellow lentils with green pees fried using green chillies. Too much oil floating on top of the pot. Not up to the mark!
Mochar Ghanto- Semi dry Bangla delicacy made from shredded banana flower, diced potato and grated coconut. Decently spiced and high on oil. Nice!
Rice- Plain rice which was dry, absolutely white and loose. Not in line with authentic Bangla rise (Though I cross checked before ordering and was told it is par boiled).
Date-Palm Jaggery Sondesh- Little hard and sweet with unmistakable taste of khajoor gur. Good!
Overall, decent Bangla food!
Food taste: 3.5
Food quality: 3.5
Value for money: 3.5
I could see some familiar and rare Bangla non veg preparations on menu. Did not try due to time constraint.