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Passing through old Chinatown saw Chinese lap cheong / lap ceung / lap chong / pork sausages hanging up for sale.

In Calcutta, Chinese New Year cannot be divorced from Chinese sausages (laap cheong) and the fish and prawn wafers. Both the items can be made only during the winter for this is when the cold East wind (Pak Fung) brings out the aroma in the Chinese sausages and the fish and prawn wafers.

http://www.kolkatachinatown.com/

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Had some siu mai. That was breakfast.

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It's winter so small wooden pallets becomes firewood.

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The locality was once home to 20,000 ethnic Chinese Indian nationals; now the population has dropped to approximately 2,000. The traditional occupation of the Chinese Indian community in Kolkata had been working in the nearby tanning industry as well as in Chinese restaurants. Thanks Mr Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiretta_Bazaar

Here are some more images from Dr “Google”:

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=old+chinatown+kolkata&rlz=1C1GGRV_enNZ751NZ751&oq=old+chinatown+kolkaota&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0.11318j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Posted by bruceontour 17:18 Archived in India Tagged chinatown siu_mai old_chinatown lap_cheong Comments (0)

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