Immigration of Chinese refugees to India dates back to the early 18th century. The first immigration recorded was of Hakkas in the year 1837. The Chinese immigrants originally worked in the leather and tanning industry as there was a huge demand for them. Later they segregated choosing different professions. Today Kolkata is home to over 2,000 Indo-Chinese people, their main occupation is working in restaurants or stalls as cooks.
What to Expect in Tiretta Bazaar
Street FoodTiretta Bazaar is absolute heaven for foodies, the food sold here is a blend of Chinese, Cantonese and Bengali flavours. The Bazaar is very famous for its absolute mouthwatering delicacies. Tiretta Bazaar serves simple yet complex varieties of food which will make you smile with satisfaction. The most famous dishes sold here are dumplings, which are either fried or steamed as per your preference served with a hot bowl of lip-smacking soup. Pork sausages, hot noodle soup, pies, bao, pork fillets and spring rolls are some authentic Chinese dishes you can find in Tiretta Bazaar. If you are looking for an absolutely filling and delicious breakfast then TirettaBazaar is the place for you.
Local MarketTiretta Bazaar is the best place in the city to buy fresh produce. The bazaar is famous for selling fresh meat and seafood. Sun Yat-Sen street is the best place to buy the day’s fresh catch, vegetables and a huge variety of mushrooms.
Stores To Visit At The Bazaar
Hap Hing store sells a wide variety of items like homemade sauces, rice noodles, tea, dried fruits and medicinal plants. The locals say that Hap Hing is the oldest store in Chinatown. It opens at 6:00 AM and closes at 10:00 PM.
Pou ChongPou Chong is one of the must-visit stores in Chinatown. The shop sells a wide variety of sauces, each one of a different flavour, colour and consistency. Pou Chong is the shop of Pou Chong Brothers who are known to be the oldest Chinese sauce manufacturing company in India.
How To Reach Tiretta BazaarTiretta Bazaar is located in Tangar, Kolkata. Poddar Court Bus Stop and Laal Bazaar bus stop are the closest bus stops near Tiretta Bazaar located at a distance of 500m and 1.2 km each. The nearest railway stations to the bazaar are B.B.D Bagh station and Central Metro Station located at a distance of 2.3 km and 800 m. To travel within the city metros, ferries, trams, buses,
rickshaws and taxis are available. The closest airport to Tiretta Bazaar is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport located at a distance of 14.8 km.