cup32.png Food of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is rich with various types of foods which enrich our culture and make it familiar among the people of other nations in the world. There are different types of foods in Bangladesh which are totally dissimilar from one another from the side of taste and value. Generally, rice, dal, fish, vegetable and meat are our main dishes and the people of Bangladesh take three meals in a day. In the morning, we take breakfast where the urban people take ruti, porota, biscuit, vegetable, chicken, tea etc. and the rural people take muri, khoi, pitha or stale rice with chilly. In lunch, the people of different range take different foods according to their own choice and demand. Most of the people take rice, dal, vegetable and fish in their lunch. There’s a common saying: “Fish and rice make a Bengali.” At the time of cooking our cook uses different types of spices like garlic, peppers, turmeric, onion, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, or mustard seed etc. that make our foods more tasty. In our daily meals we generally take mixed vegetables, fish bhuna, fried okra, Bhorta, fried eggplant, chicken curry, lentils, Egg curry, beef, mutton etc. with rice. Again in our snacks we normally take Paratha, Samosa, Singara, puri, fried roti stuffed with eggs, Naan, Pitha, Mishti Doi and Ras Malai. After taking our meals we usually drink tea, milk and cool drinks. We also take various types of fruits in our leisure time; mango, jack fruits, banana, pine apple, orange, apple, guava, water melon and other seasonal fruits are taken according to the season and choice.

Cuisine

slide32.png Some food items are popular across entire Bangladesh, while some are regional favorites. In Rajshahi and Rangpur areas, the use of freshwater fish is huge. This region is also famous for its sweets. The town of Comilla is famous for its food culture, most notably the Tehari or Biryani, a rice-based dish. Saltwater fish are commonly found in Barisal and Khulna regions, which are also famous for their heavy use of the spice Piper chaba.

The staples of Bangladeshi cuisine are rice and, to a lesser extent, roti (whole wheat flatbread). These are generally consumed with vegetable, poultry, beef, fish, goat, and mutton curries. Ducks, koel, and pigeons are also eaten in the rural areas. This country also has to offer a host of vegetables, such as a variety of gourds, roots and tubers, leafy green vegetables, succulent stalks, citrons and limes, green and purple eggplants, okra, red onions, banana tree stems and flowers, etc.

slide32.png Mustard and vegetable oils are primarily used for cooking in Bangladesh, along with sunflower oil. Depending on the type of food, ghee is also sometimes used to enhance the flavor. The food can range from sweet to mild or extremely spicy, and it resembles the cuisine of Northern India and Pakistan. It also has some similarity with the northeast Indian cuisine, most notably in the way fish is cooked. The most common types of fish eaten in Bangladesh are rui, rohu, katla, magur, hilsa, and chingri. The most relished item in this country is the platter of panta ilish, which is a dish made with rice and curried hilsa fish.

slide32.png The main course comprises rice and flatbreads, like luchi, porota, naan, roti, etc. Curried dishes of chicken, fish, beef, mutton, or daal (lentil soup) are prepared as accompaniments. Certain specialties are gosht bhuna and machher jhol. Biryani, which is a rich rice-based dish, is also served on special occasions as the main course.

Bangladeshi cuisine also has a rich tradition of sweets. Mishti doi, or baked yogurt that is sweetened with charred sugar, is eaten between main course and desserts. The most common sweets and desserts are roshogolla, sandesh, rosh malai, phirni, and malapua. These are typically made during festivals and other special occasions, like weddings. Pitha is also a special Bangladeshi sweet made from rice flour and sugar. They are either pan-fried or boiled.

5 Delicious foods in Dhaka you can’t miss on your travel

1. Morog-polao of Nanna Biriani: Best morog-polao at Bangladesh. Morog-polao is a very special food of Bangladesh, specially served at marriage ceremonies or any other big family festivals. “Morog” is chicken, and “polao” is rice cooked in a special way. Morog-polao is specially cooked rice with large portion of chicken, served with a special drink named “borhani”. A very testy and famous food of Bangladesh.
Location: “Nanna Biriani” is a famous restaurant located at old Dhaka. They have four branches there. But to taste the best morog-polao, you have to go to their main branch which is located near “Tara Masjid”. It’s a very famous mosque of Dhaka. Take a rickshaw from any place at old Dhaka and go to Tara Masjid. Ask someone about the restaurent – they’ll show you.

2. Vuna Khichuri of Ghoroa Restaurent: Vuna khichuri is another famous food of Bangladesh. It is made of rice, dal, and meat – chicken or beef. Rice is cooked dry with dal in a special way, and meat is added with it. This is a very delicious food of Bangladesh. You’ll find the best Vuna Khichuri in Dhaka at Ghoroa Restaurent.
Location: Ghoroa restaurent is located in the business heart of the city – Motijheel. From any place at Motijheel, take a rickshaw to Modhumita Cinema Hall. The restaurent is loctated in the same road.

3. Kacci Biriani of Sunami Restora: Biriani is the king of every food of Bangladesh. In every big occation in any family, this is a must have food. It is make of specially cooked rice and mutton. If you come to Dhaka and do not taste Biriani from any of the famous restaurent, you’ll miss half of the food culture of Bangladesh. Sunami Restora serves one of the most tasty Biriany of Dhaka.
Location: Sunami Restora is located at Jhigatola Bus Stand at Dhanmondi. In the bus stand, ask someone about the restaurent – they’ll show you.

4. Beaf stake of Mukta Biriani: You you are a steak lover, you must taste the beaf stake (“Goru chop” is the local name) of Mukta Restaurent. Speciality of this stake is, it is so spicy and full of masala.
Location: “Mukta Biriani” is located at Goran Tempu stand. From Malibag, take a rickshaw to “Goran Tempu Stand”. Once there, tell him to go to “Harvanga Road”. Ask someone there about the restaurent.

5. Grilled Chicken of Chhayanir: Chhayanir makes the best grilled chicken at Bangladesh. It is so tasty that you’ll never forget the taste of it in rest of your life once you taste it here. The chicken is very specially grilled here, and served with their special bread.
Location: It is in the Science Laboratory corner near new market. In science laboratory signal, it is in the east side of the over bridge – a very small shop.

Resturant in Mirpur

1. KFC
Location: Mirpur - 11

2. VIP'S Restaurant
Location: Sony Cinema Hall Bhaban ( 2nd Floor ), Mirpur 2 , Dhaka- 1216

3. Rashayan Restaurant
Location: 14/KA/2, 1st Floor, Shah Ali Bag, Mirpur-1, Dhaka-1216 ( Next To UCEP Towards Sony Cinema Hall )

4. Dhaka Fried Chicken & Pizza
Location: House#40, Road#9, Block#H, Mirpur-2, Dhaka-1216 ( Shere Bangla National Stadium er V.I.P 2 no. Gate )

5. Bayleaf Restaurant
Location: House - 2, Road - 5, Section - 6, Mirpur, Dhaka - 1216

6. Banolata Food Place
Location: Plot - 6, Main Road - 3, Section - 7, Mirpur, Dhaka - 1216 ( Near Mirpur 11 No Bus Stand)

7. Delicious Food
Location: Road - 7, House - 1, Block - A, Section - 10, Mirpur ( Original - 10), Dhaka - 1016

8. Dosa House
Location: Plot - 2, Block - A, Main Road - 1, Section - 13, Mirpur, Dhaka.

9. Yantai Chinese & Thai Restaurant
Location: Basic Electronic Complex ( 1st & 2nd Floor ) Ind, Plot - 1/1, Avenue - 4, Main Road - 3, Section - 7 ( 11 No.Bus Stand ), Mirpur, Dhaka - 1216.

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