Guwahati on Sunday witnessed yet another start-up dream coming true. For this HSLC rank-holder, it was a dream-come-true moment when he, along with his college friend, opened a pan-Asian cuisine restaurant – Fat Belly – opposite Rabindra Bhawan, near Dighalipukhuri on Sunday.
HSLC rank holder Dhiraj Deka went on to study engineering at Assam Engineering College where he met Parixit Bhattacharjee. They went to Mumbai and Goa to work for top multi-national companies. It was a dream for them to come back to Guwahati and venture into the food sector. “We always wanted to come back to Guwahati and venture into the food industry. After spending about 6 years outside, we are now back to where we belong. Fat Belly is our gift to the people who love pan-Asian cuisine,” says Dhiraj Deka, one of the co-founders of the restaurant.
The restaurant serves around 20 varieties of momo besides a number of Indo-Chinese starters and main course items – both in vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. “We are serving some of our choicest dishes which are deliciously crafted for the people who love pan-Asian cuisine. Our Grilled and Afghani momo varieties are must haves,” says Parixit Bhattacharjee who played for Assam in Under-15 cricket before being the general secretary at AEC.
Besides the speciality momo varieties, the restaurant serves around 20 types each of rice and noodles preparation. In the main course, the restaurant boosts of various chicken, pork fish and prawn items. Fat Belly special starters include chicken lollipop; chicken, pork and paneer yakitori, drums of heaven, a variety of chicken wings and wontons.
“We have also introduced various combo offers along with our special a-la-carte offerings. We are enriching the dining experience keeping in mind people opting for quick-bites as well as lunch and dinner spreads. Being centrally located, we are hopeful that people will love the experience at Fat Belly,” says Manjita Kalita Chowdhury, the third co-founder of the restaurant. Manjita, an ardent food lover, has earned her experience in the restaurant and catering businesses for the past 15 years.