Sure you heard about whipping up dollops of cream on your favourite cone, but these 7 Kolkata Food bloggers seem to be really whipping up a storm. How? Read on to find more!
The group, Munching Monks started from July 1, 2017. Previously known as Bengal Food United. And today they have already covered 58+ restaurants. Isn’t that fun and interesting? How do they do it and is it their only engagement?
TOS profiled the group lead, Tanmay Basak and his team of 7 awesome food bloggers.
Tanmay runs a partnership business. Needless to say, he loves eating and if you happen to meet him, you can see it for yourself. This jovial young man is well-networked and a great team lead who takes out his team for lunch every second day. Feeling sad? Well, you should consider joining the Munching Monk’s Facebook group. Tanmay plans to eat at and review food of at least 50+ restaurants for the remaining 2017. His Puja and Christmas calendar is almost full. So, if you are interested to get your restaurant reviewed by him (& his team), contact soon.
Somnath Sinha is currently pursuing MBA from IISWBM. Prior to joining #MunchingMonks in August 2017, he was already a restaurant reviewer with Zomato having reviewed over 263+ restaurants since 2012. When asked about his experience of Tanmay, he says, “Tanmay is the most down-to-earth person and he loves him because of his terrible jokes.” When asked for some food funny experience, he says, “Once when I was having lunch at Wow! Momo, I ordered one full plate of chicken momo sizzler and one plate of pan fried chicken momo. A group of five struggling with the sizzler alone, looked at me as if I was the reason for world hunger.” We can’t stop laughing Somnath.
Anindita Ghosh is currently preparing for her medical entrance. Prior to joining #MunchingMonks in August 2017, she was already a restaurant reviewer with Zomato having reviewed over 90+ restaurants since 2015. When asked about her experience of Tanmay, she says, “Tanmay is like an elder brother to me and honestly even if he cracks the silliest of jokes, I am still very fond of him because our love for food is beyond imagination.”
Chandni Chakraborty is currently working as freelance content writer. Prior to joining #MunchingMonks in August 2017, she was already a restaurant reviewer with Zomato, and now she is an avid food blogger. She enjoys trying out new restaurants and different cuisines. When asked about her experience of Tanmay, she says, ” Tanmay is very friendly mentor and a very good team leader, his dedication towards this group is immensely appreciable and as a person he is very down to earth and really understanding.”
Jaydeep Seth runs a family business besides working as a Company Secretary and preparing toward setting up his practicing firm. Also a professional photographer, Jaydeep, prior to joining #MunchingMonks in August 2017, was reviewing restaurant experiences on Zomato. When asked about his experience of Tanmay, he says, “Tanmay is like a Santa Claus with a bag full of pleasant surprises all the time.” TOS recommends checking out Jaydeep’s excellent blog on food photography and experiences at The Foodie Monk.
Arnab Ganguly is a drummer with Kalpurush and works as a freelance content writer. Before joining #MunchingMonks in August 2017, he was reviewing restaurants with Zomato. Arnab blogs at Bhoori Bhoj and Mishti Mania. When asked about his experience with Tanmay, he says, “Enthusiasm is what it defines Tanmay for he believes food is in itself a creation of bond which starts from the passion of the chef itself. His dedication and passion towards this group is immensely commendable and as a person he is very down to the earth and really co-operative.” So here we have a celebrity; drummer and food reviewer.
Akash Samanta is pursuing MSc Chemistry from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. With Zomato, he reviewed about 100+ restaurants. Akash seems to be the newest recruit of #MunchingMonks and loves trying out new restaurants and cuisines, writing reviews, and food photography. When asked about his experience of Tanmay, he says, “Tanmay da is not like a regular dada to me; he is a mentor, leader and most importantly, a very good friend. Being a leader of our group, he takes care every tiny detail, cares for emotions of each and every member. Such a down to earth person is really a gem for any group.” Evidently, Akash is also a choice-of-restaurant advisor for his special friends.
Subhadeep Dey is in CA final year. He joined #MunchingMonks in August 2017 and reviewed over a 100 restaurants from Kolkata. He enjoys finding perfect dishes that create an everlasting bond with the restaurant, and believes that having food at any place is more about creating a memory than just eating. About Tanmay, he says, “…is a good leader who shares an equal appetite and love for food as all the members of the group, and is extremely serious when it comes to the food photography part. His friendliness creates an instant connect.” So that you know what keeps his humour going, Subhadeep says, “It’s STRICTLY NON-VEG.”
Shuvarup Sadhukhan, a graduate from Calcutta University, is now preparing for his post graduation. He loves photography, exploring new restaurants, and dishes. Shuvarup believes that people who love food are always good people. Prior to joining #MunchingMonks in August 2017, he was reviewing food with Zomato as their Big Foodie. When asked about his experience of Tanmay, Shuvarup says, “Tanmay is like a big brother and a very good captain leading his team with immense hard-work, love and care. He comes up with full surprises. Not forgetting the most important part, we both are football lovers.”
Ritwika Mitra is currently working as a Systems Engineer with TCS. Prior to joining #MunchingMonks in August 2017, Ritwika was reviewing restaurants on Zomato for almost three years. She enjoys trying out new restaurants and different cuisines. When asked about her experience of Tanmay, she says, “Tanmay is extremely friendly and welcoming. He has in-depth knowledge about food and we are getting to learn a lot from him. “
So, now that you all have learnt about these eaters of the developing world and very eager to have your restaurant/hotel recipes reviewed for some love on Zomato, within their networks, or say on #MunchingMonk‘s FB group with 17000+ active members, connect soon and get the good word of mouth fetch more receivers for your chef’s amazing recipes. TOS
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