The year was 1997. Bimbi, my best friend was moving to London. When everything was finalized and there were just a few more days for her to bid farewell to the City of Joy, we were chatting in her room when she suddenly burst into tears. She was going alone to boarding school so I assumed the tears were for her parents and for everyone she was leaving behind. I was feeling sad as well so as a very good friend I was trying to console her by saying that the term would end very soon and she would be back home to visit. Her response was ” I know and I’m not crying because of that. Aami okhane giye roll ar phuchka khete parbo na. Ami ki miss korbo“. The tears were for the famous Kolkata roll and phuchka. If you know how good Kolkata street food is, I know you will totally understand why she was crying that day. In 1997, getting Kolkata street food in the UK was tough. In 2017, Raastawala has made it a whole lot easier.