Siliguri, Jan.2 (ANI): Sea-food lovers in West Bengal thronged a food festival to gorge on varied delicacies in Siliguri District on Friday.
The festival has popular fish, prawn and crab dishes on offer. It started on December 31 and will continue till January 07.
“We do not get to eat sea fish as these expensive fishes from distant markets do not come to our local fish market. I am glad to be here as I learnt preparation of these dishes. And as you can see, I am having fried prawns and pomfret,” said a sea-food lover, Deepika Biswas.
One of the organisers, Amit Tamang, said that the festival aimed at catering to the taste buds of sea-food loving Bengali population.
“We have collected fish from everywhere, from around the sea. For the people of Siliguri or north Bengal, we have organised World Signature Sea Food Festival,” said Tamang.
There is a huge demand for sea-food across West Bengal where the local population is known for their love for fish.
More people are expected to visit the festival in the coming days.(ANI)