We Bengalis are very sentimental about our fish. We eat fish like every day and if given a choice then in every meal. We have like some cosmic connection with fish. Ask a Bengali to be without having fish for a week he might find it is absolutely okay to murder you!

Here in Bangalore there are apartment complexes where they don’t allow non vegetarians. Imagine a Bengali trying to get a house for rent over there. Back in 2011 when we were looking for a place for rent we skipped all the properties that were listed with – prefer vegetarians.

My in-laws were visiting us one time and we had gone to Coorg for a quick holiday. For us food is a big part of any holiday. We were staying at a resort which was supposedly a good one over there. During one of the dinners my father in-law wanted to order fish fry. The restaurant in the resort didn’t have any fish fry apparently. They served only seer fish (which is a sea fish, and we are river water fish eating people) and that too only for lunch!

This is something that’s almost unacceptable for a Bengali.

“You don’t even have a fish fry?” asked my father in-law.

“No sir, no fish fry”

What worthless restaurant you are, we all thought inside!


Have you too faced such a situation where you are sentimental about a particular food?

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This post is written for the A to Z Challenge 2016 for Day 14 Letter N. Visit A to ZBlogChatter to read other beautiful bloggers!

Tina Basu

12 Comments on No Fish Fry

  1. bellybytes
    April 16, 2016 at 12:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Well once we looked all over for eggs in Shillong market and found real big ones which turned out to be duck eggs!

  2. bookworm
    April 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm (3 years ago)

    So many different tastes for food. We in the United States definitely have our preferences. Apparently, everything must have (dairy) cheese melted all over it. Or, it must be deep fried. Deep fried cheese is the best of both worlds. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  3. Geets
    April 16, 2016 at 1:59 pm (3 years ago)

    O I am very particular about onions! with certain meals if onions are not served I'm not able to have food!
    This post reminds me of my Bengali friend who is a fish lover. Like crazy. Just the way you've mentioned!


  4. Patricia Lynne
    April 17, 2016 at 12:36 am (3 years ago)

    Ok, this might sound weird, but grilled cheese sandwiches are my food of choice. When I was little, that's how I judged if a restaurant was good or not.

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  5. Roshan Radhakrishnan
    April 17, 2016 at 8:03 am (3 years ago)

    For a gluttonous fellow like me, surprisingly I dont think I have that kind of an issue… I just eat what's available. Of course, I will choose a non veg over a veg place for any day of the week 🙂

  6. Tina Basu
    April 18, 2016 at 6:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Atleast you got some eggs

  7. Tina Basu
    April 18, 2016 at 6:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Sometimes I feel let the world go to hell I am willing to drown in cheese

  8. Tina Basu
    April 18, 2016 at 6:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Hehe that's great

  9. Tina Basu
    April 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Yes river fish tastes better to me too

  10. Tina Basu
    April 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Lol. I love grilled cheese sandwiches too

  11. Tina Basu
    April 18, 2016 at 6:04 pm (3 years ago)

    Me too no veg over veg any day


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