Do you love yummy Chinese food? Then explore the Chinese Early morning breakfast in Kolkata’s’ Territy Bazar’, made by the Chinese people. Here, you get various types of Chinese street food like chicken Momo, chicken Tai Pao, Sumai, Pork momo, pork Tai Pao, red meat Pao, Wonton and Lots more.
Territy Bazar Kolkata
Kolkata Territy Bazar, Early morning breakfast
Come here early because they open the food stalls in the morning and close at 8:00 am. I prefer to go on Sunday because the local shops are closed, and the food stalls are more here. Also, there is no problem with parking.
The old Chinatown or Teretti Bazar Market is one of the main attractions in Kolkata. Here, you can find a part of Calcutta’s unique cultural heritage and local Chinese immigrant communities.
In the 19th century, Kolkata had many Chinese residents, about 20,000, but it has now dropped to about 2,000.
The Chinese breakfast menu in ‘Territy Bazar’ in Kolkata
- Chicken Momo 5pc – 50 rupees
- Chicken Tai Pao 1 pc – 50 rupees
- Sumai 4pc – 100 rupees
- Pork momo 5 pc – 50 rupees
- Pork Tai Pao 1 pc – 50 rupees
- Red meat Pao 1 pc – 40 rupees
- Wonton 5pc – 50 rupees
Our Holiday Story in ‘Territy Bazar’ in Kolkata
On a Sunday morning in Territy Bazar Kolkata, I entered the Poddar Court area, which was a 5-minute walk from Central Metro Station in Bow Bazar / Bara Bazar. Earlier, I heard about this street food market but did not visit.
It’s a small area where you can find delicious street food, like juicy chicken, chicken Momo and fish momo, pork momo, chicken Tai Pao, shumai, sausages, prawn wafers, hot soup noodles, stemmed baozi buns, chicken rolls, etc. But the taste differs from the other Chinese fast food in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Chinese food in ‘Territy Bazar’ Kolkata timing
The opening time is 6 am and the closing time is 8 am.
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How to reach Chinese breakfast food in ‘Territy Bazar’ in Kolkata
The exact location is between Central and Lalbazar. It’s on the Chattawala Gali, beside the telephone exchange. You can come from the Poddar Court area and a 5-minute walk from Central Metro Station in Bara Bazar.
After the best Chinese breakfast food in the early morning, you can visit
- Chinese Temples
- shop Fresh Produce
- Hap Hing store
- Pou Chong store
- Tung Nam Eating House (Restaurant)
Chinese Temples in Kolkata Territy Bazar
You can find six Chinese temples or churches here. After breakfast with Chinese street food, you can visit those temples.
1. Sea Ip Church
This church was built in 1905 and is situated on Indian Exchange Place. The church is on the main road and accessible to the other six Chinese temples.
The temple is a two-storied building, and the temple is situated on the first floor. This church is dedicated to Kwan Yin, the Goddess of love, mercy and war.
2. Nam Soon Church
The Nam Soon Church was built in 1820. It is the oldest of the six Chinese Temples of Tiretta Bazar. The Chinese church is located at the end of Damzen Lane. The Nam Soon Church is larger than the other Chinese church in Kolkata.
3. Toong On Church
The church is situated near Indian Exchange Place. Toong On Chinese temple is a decorated two-story building. Once upon a time, the church was on the first floor, and the famous Nanking Restaurant occupied the ground floor.
The famous Chinese restaurant is Kolkata’s oldest Chinese restaurant and they were established in 1924. After some years, because of some legal issue in 1980, the court ordered the building to be closed.
They moved the Toong On Church to Bow Street in Bou Bazar, but Nankin restaurant remains closed. In 2012, they settled the legal issue, and The ToongOn Chinese temple was opened in the same building.
4. Gee Hing Church
Gee Hing Church was built in 1888 and is situated at the entry of Blackburn Lane. In 1920, they moved the temple to its present location.
They made the church above Chen’s Carpentry Shop.
The Gee Hing Church is dedicated to Kwan Kun, the Chinese God of the Sea. The Gee Hing Church has two rooms, both well-decorated and furnished.
5. Sea VoiYune Leong Futh Church
Sea Voi Leong Futh Church was built in 1908. It is the smallest but most of the six Chinese Temples of Tiretta Bazar and Blackburn Lane.
In the church, Lord Buddha and other Chinese Gods are situated. This church also contains many pictures and showpieces of gods and goddesses.
6. Choonghee Dong ThienHaue Church
The Choonghee Dong Thien Haue Church at the Damzen& Blackburn Lane crossing was built in 1859. On the first floor of a Shabby building, the Choonghee Dong ThienHaue Church is situated.
In this Chinese temple, they worship the Chinese God of Fortune, Kwan Kun.
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Chinese New Year in Kolkata Territy Bazaar Celebration
For any community, the New Year celebration is the most important festival. Chinese New Year is one of the most important celebrations for the Chinese as per the Chinese calendar. The Chinese community in Calcutta celebrates this festival as others. Chinese New Year in Calcutta is one of the cultural events for the Chinese community.
In Kolkata, China’s population is mainly concentrated in two areas: Territy Market or Old China Town, and second is Tangra or New China Town.
In 1780, the Chinese first came to Calcutta. Tong Achew, a businessman, bought land to set up a sugar factory in Achipur near Budge Budge. With this, the Chinese people came to Calcutta. Soon, they shifted to Calcutta and settled in the Teritty Market and Tangra areas. Thus, the Chinese community of Calcutta celebrates the New Year in their traditional way in the ‘Teritty Bazar’ and Tangar.
Chinese New Year celebration in Kolkata
This year, the New Year fell on February 5. The Chinese New Year celebration party starts at least one week before the actual date and lasts a few days.
They start dancing preparation, the stage set up and many other decorations for homes and roads with Chinese props at Tangra and ‘Territy Bazar’ for cultural shows. On the New Year celebration day, they play dragon and lion dances on the roads of Tangra and ‘Territy Bazar’.
In the territy market area, during Chinese New Year, you can see that people are preparing for the lion’s dancing, and others are playing the drums. The dance starts with worshipping in front of the Chinese Temple. These dancing groups then enter the Territy market lanes, move into shops, local families, etc.
An exciting event will happen here. The local Chinese people put money on a red farm, dragged it with many lettuce leaves, and hung them from the windows or the door. A dancer dressed as a lion then tries to grab the money and lettuce leaves.
They form a human tower, and the lion goes upstairs and tries to grab the money. There is exciting folklore related to this. It had said that when the Nian animal came out from the hill; they were tired and hungry, and on the eve of the New Year, he tried to hunt the people.
An older man is advised to fight with the animal using red cloths drums, and cymbals loud sound. Then, it explains the celebration of drums and hungry lion’s lettuce leaves for food. Then, they crack the firecrackers as a symbol to stop the evil forces.
Though the Chinese community is decreasing in Calcutta, they celebrate traditional shows like other communities. Even young people unfamiliar with conventional Mandarin or Cantonese language follow the New Year style.
No celebration is complete without food. Chinese have a grand festival during this time. The dancing procession, which starts in the Territory market, usually ends in the Bow Barracks. The Chinese founder, Tong Achew, visited Achirpur to pay tribute to their founder.
Chinese people try to keep their traditions and culture alive in traditional Kolkata. This year the number of dance groups was less than the previous year.
Calcutta is always a place that welcomes all communities equally. A city is a rare place in society and culture.
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Shop Fresh Produce in Territy Bazar Kolkata
The” Kolkata Territy Bazar” is also one of the best places in the city for fresh meat, seafood and other daily essentials. Do not forget to go to the market in the morning because this is the proper time to get fresh meats, fish, and veggies in your hands. There, you get a wide range of flowers, fresh mushrooms, etc.
The market can satisfy your entire shopping requirement. In the meantime, finish your breakfast from breakfast places in Kolkata, ‘ Territy Bazar’.
1. Hap Hing store
Have you finished your early morning breakfast in Kolkata’ Terreti Bazar’? Then Hap Hing Co is a must-visit shop while you are here.
Hap Hing is a Chinese shop and medicinal store. Hap Hing is the oldest shop in Chinatown Kolkata, considered by the locals. In this famous shop, you get various pharmaceutical medicines from tea, dried fruits, rice noodles, and many more.
Timing: She opens the shop on a breakfast morning and closes at 10 am. On weekdays, 9 am to–noon.
2. Pou Chong store
Pou Chong shop is short of heaven for sauces. If you are looking for authentic flavours and won’t add more tests to your innovative spices Chinese dish, Pou Chong is your must-visit store.
You get different types of sauce like Momo Sauce, Garlic Chilli Sauce, Tomato Sauce, Dark Soya Bean Sauce, Soya Bean Sauce, Plum Sauce and lots more.
This store is a part of Pou Chong Brothers Pvt Limited. For the last 50 years, they have produced quality products.
3. Tung Nam Eating House (Restaurant)
Do you miss the early morning breakfast in ‘Teritti Bazar’? Then Tung Num is your next destination. Tung Nam Central Kolkata is one of Kolkata’s original Chinese restaurants and food providers – ‘Teritti Bazar’.
Here, the food is delicious, the quantity is more than enough, and the ambience still gives the feeling of the old Chinese town of Calcutta. The shop owner belongs to the original Chinese family. I hope they keep running it daily, and we enjoy the delicious Chinese food for a long time.
Note – ‘Tung Num’ Eating House (Restaurant) is not very decorated. It is a non-ac restaurant. They have no such fancy seating arrangements, and the food is fantastic. The restaurant is tax-free; I mean GST-free.
Tung Nun Eating House Timing and Menu
Tung Nun is open from Wednesday to Monday, from 11.30 am to 3 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm. It is closed on Tuesdays, and all Chinese menus.
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How to reach Tung Num restaurant
Tung Nam is between BSNL Bhawan Territy Bazar Kolkata Improvement Trust building. It is behind the BSNL office, connected through an adjacent narrow lane.
From the central metro station, it takes 5 minutes to walk towards Podder Court and reach the Kolkata Improvement Trust Building adjacent to the ‘Teritty Bazar’ BSNL Bhawan.