Bengali Feasts in Fukuoka, 2024 Spring


Posted on 01 May 2024 21:00 in ASKSiddhi独断うまい店 by Yoko Deshmukh

Have a beautiful "Bengali with bestie" moment in Fukuoka!

Indian Spice Factory, a unique culinary venture run by the Nakayama couple, stands out as the only Indian restaurant of its kind in Fukuoka.  


Because my friend K-san from Fukuoka, who lives in Surat, Gujarat, admires Bengali home food, we decided to meet at the restaurant. It is a coincidence that two people living in India are back in their proximate hometowns. 

Located just a 30-minute bus ride from Nishitetsu Ohashi Station, the restaurant offers a convenient escape to a taste of Bengal in the heart of Fukuoka.

For ease and simplicity of choosing the menu, they serve a vegetarian thali by default, and based on this, you can select whether you want to add fish, mutton, chicken, shrimp, or another vegetarian dish. I chose fish (they sourced carp that day), while K-san chose mutton (the "real" one as they used goat.) 

Chai was thick and rich, and I recommend you order a small size so they can serve you that familiar terracotta cup, instantly bringing you back to the nostalgia. Then, Ms. Nakayama shared with us a piece of homemade Bengali Mithai, topped with silver flakes brought straight from Kolkata!

Moreover, it was my first time meeting Ms. and Mr. Nakayama post-pandemic, and it was like a pleasant homecoming. They are so friendly that they attract many interesting friends around them. Likewise, their home-style delicacies are well accepted by both Indian visitors and local ethnic lovers.

I wore my "formal" to the Nakayama's restaurant, which was a saree.
(The cotton saree was sourced from Chidiyaa.)

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Yoko Deshmukh   (日本語 | English)         
インド・プネ在住歴10年以上の英日・日英フリーランス翻訳者、デシュムク陽子(Yoko Deshmukh)が運営しています。2003年9月30日からインドのプネに住んでいます。

ASKSiddhi is run by Yoko Deshmukh, a native Japanese freelance English - Japanese - English translator who lives in Pune since 30th September 2003.

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