Look & Feel: Physically, there’s not much to Bengal Brothers. Located on Wan Chai’s Johnston Road, the shopfront opens onto the street, offering a few barstools and a counter for alfresco dining. The rest of the shop is awash in Pepto-Bismol pink. There’s a postcard window on one wall that looks into the busy kitchen; diners grab their orders through the window. One another wall, there’s a menu, along with a digital ordering and payment system. It’s a quick, efficient grab-and-go façade, though guest can grab a perch if they want to quickly chow down on their meal before heading back out onto the busy streets.
On the Menu: The menu at Bengal Bros is short, sweet, and packs a punch. The signature item is kati rolls—all made with homemade paratha—available in different varietals. There’s the always-satisfying BB Classic Roll ($85) which comes packed with freshly-beaten egg, chicken tikka, mint, cashew chutney, and house pickles, though you might want to get adventurous with the Tamil Pepper Beef ($90), Aunt D’Souza’s Goan Pulled Pork ($90) or Railway Lamb Roast ($90). For the vegos out there, never fear—you’re catered to with the Achaari Paneer Roll ($80) and Punjabi Chickpea Roll ($75).
If you’re not feeling the bread and want to skip the kati rolls, you can still indulge with the First-Class Bowls, where generous, tender chunks of meat are thrown over rice and served with a cucumber and peanut salad. You’ll get the same flavor profiles as with the kati rolls, just without the bread.
To round out your meal, be sure to tack on one of the street snacks—we’re pleasantly surprised by the Sweet Potato Chaat ($55), though the Gunpowder Fries ($40) looked good too—and a homemade Fresh Mango Lassi featuring India’s premium Alphonso mangos.
Jeng: The generously-filled kati rolls and yoghurt-y lassi.
Not So Jeng: Overall, Bengal Brothers does what it says on the tin—it’s a grab-and-go storefront specializing in kati rolls, so don’t expect any other frills.
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