Kolkata Chinese shoemakers’ business wears out

Chinese shoe shops at Kolkata’s Bentinck Street. Kolkata: Chinese footwear makers may lead the world with exports topping $9 billion (about Rs38,000 crore) a year, but what the famous Chinese shoe shops on Bentinck Street in central Kolkata are selling these days is almost entirely sourced from contract manufacturers in Uttar Pradesh.

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Chinese Hakka Chow Mein

Below is a nice Hakka Song about a guy selling addictive noodles, that get more addictive the more you eat. Enjoy !! ;)

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Eau Chew Restaurant

Eau chew restaurant is at 12 Ganesh Chandra Avenue in the hub of the commercial part of Kolkata. Not far from the famed Bentick Street above a petrol pump is this 85 year old restaurant legend. It is run by the Huang family; Joseph, his wife Josephine and his children- Jennifer and Joel. Mr. Huang also has a daughter Joanna who is now married and settled in Canada. Eau Chew has some great Chinese food and is not your run of the mill Indian Hakka Cuisine. There have been several write up in newspapers and magazines about Eau Chew Restaurant.

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Tong Achi’s wifes grave

Tong Achi’s wife’s grave

Tong Achi had 2 wivies. One was chinese and the other was a Muslim.

I think this is his Muslim wife’s grave. Her name was Philibi not sure though.

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Forget Nano, Chinese car maker eyes Bengal

A cautious Bengal government has included Singur on a list of sites being weighed by communist China’s largest automobile maker for a car plant. Read more…

Ah Po Mai Ham Choi

Funny hakka song !! Check it out !

Tangra Leather Tannery up in Flames


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Chinese Consulate in SaltLake Kolkata


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