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Ajung’s

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    This Hidden Gem In Tangra Is Where The Chinese Community Go To Get Their Noodles Fix

    Raisa posted on 21 November

    Shortcut

    Sick of all the Indianised Chinese? Ajung’s in Tangra {the other China Town} serves authentic Chinese food — Shangong, Pakchoy and Cuptai included!

    Hunt It Down

    Ajung’s {that’s what it’s commonly called since the restaurant doesn’t even have a signboard or a name – everyone simply refers to it by the name of its owner, Ajung} is the hidden gem of hidden gems in Tangra. Located on 147, Tangra Road {don’t bother Googling it – you won’t find it on any website or app. It’s that much of a hidden gem}, this is slowly becoming the place all the members of the Chinese community themselves go when they’re not in the mood to cook. It takes a little bit of an effort to get there but we promise it’ll be worth it. Take a right just before you reach Kim Fa {just ahead of the temple} and follow the path. The car will only be able to make it to a certain point after which you’ll have to get off and walk about 250 metres. It’s not recommended for those who find it difficult to walk {or during the monsoon}.

    All The Chow

    On a Sunday afternoon, you’ll find young people from the Chinese community hanging out over a pile of yam noodles {their Sunday speciality}. Hamchoy, pakchoy, shangkong, cuptai {a traditional soup made with offcuts of meat} are some of their specialities that you don’t get commonly {if anywhere at all} in the city. We highly recommend the wontons – fried momos topped with crunchy, fresh winter veggies {cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms and greens} and the steaming prawns {they come on a sizzler plate served with button mushrooms} and taste super smoky and awesome. No Chinese meal is complete without a plate of chilli chicken. And honestly, this is the best chilli chicken you’ll eat in the city. Lemony, spicy, tangy and perfectly crispy, you won’t find it difficult to polish off the bowl. Ajung’s hand-make their own noodles from scratch. Besides the yam noodles {which you’ll find at almost every table in the room}, you can also try the brown chow {a slightly sweet chow caramelised to give it a brown colour, a favourite with the kids} and the traditional actual Hakka noodles {tastes quite different to the ones you’re used to eating}.

    Anything Else?

    The restaurant is pretty much self-service. Help yourself to soft drinks from the fridge and cutlery from the table by the door. Sundays are usually crowded. Lunch timings are pretty early {they sometimes run out of food by 2 pm} so come early if you want to get served. A meal for two won’t cost you more than INR 750-INR 1000 depending on what you order. Some of the premium items are on the pricey side, but if you stick to the basic noodles-chicken combination, you’ll pay less. We suggest you go in a big gang – the portions are big so you can share a plate of noodles with three.

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    Ajung’s

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      locationTangra

      147, Tangra Road, Kolkata

        Fast Food Restaurants

        Ajung’s

        locationTangra