We Bengalis are very sentimental about our fish. We eat fish
like every day and if given a choice then in every meal. We have like some
cosmic connection with fish. Ask a Bengali to be without having fish for a week
he might find it is absolutely okay to murder you!
Here in Bangalore there are apartment complexes where they
don’t allow non vegetarians. Imagine a Bengali trying to get a house for rent
over there. Back in 2011 when we were looking for a place for rent we skipped
all the properties that were listed with – prefer vegetarians.
My in-laws were visiting us one time and we had gone to Coorg
for a quick holiday. For us food is a big part of any holiday. We were staying
at a resort which was supposedly a good one over there. During one of the
dinners my father in-law wanted to order fish fry. The restaurant in the resort
didn’t have any fish fry apparently. They served only seer fish (which is a sea
fish, and we are river water fish eating people) and that too only for lunch!
This is something that’s almost unacceptable for a Bengali.
“You don’t even have a fish fry?” asked my father in-law.
restaurant you are,
we all thought inside!
Have you too faced such a situation where you are sentimental about a particular food?