Bangladesh has a great heritage of food. In the capital city Dhaka, there are some very special food which are cheap, but very rich in taste, and only known to the food-lovers of the city. Here is a list of 5 very special dishes of Dhaka which you won’t want to miss, if you have some time in hand and want to experience the food heritage of the city.
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.
Price: Morog-polao – 80 Tk/plate. Borhani – 15 Tk/Glass
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.
Price: Vuna Khichuri – 120 Tk/plate. Borhani – 15 Tk/glass
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.
Price: Kacci Biriani – 85 tk/plate. Borhani – FREE!
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.
Price: Beaf Stake – 70 Tk/plate. Borhani – 10 Tk/glass.
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.
Price: Chicken:- Quarter – 40 tk, full – 100 tk. Bread – 7 Tk/pc
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.
Taste some of the foods in you Bangladesh travel, and let us know how you like it.
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