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

by Raw Hasan · 18 comments

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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:

Best place to taste biriani at Dhaka

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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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 LoneRunner August 27, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I’ll have to try these on my next hop there !


2 rawhasan August 27, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Welcome to the family!

These are really some exclusive food in Dhaka. Surely you’ll love them. Let us know your experience when you taste some of them. :)


3 Nate 0502 August 28, 2010 at 2:59 am

What is Borhani? Is anyone who sends a photo to me, please?
Thanks a lot.


4 rawhasan August 28, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Borhani is a special drink which is served with biriani, polao, or anything oily. It is made of sour yogurt, mustard, bit salt, pudina leaves, peppers, waters, and lots of other ingredients.

You can find a full recipe of Borhani here.

Photo of Borhani


5 mahmud August 28, 2010 at 4:26 am

Hi Bro, u missed Hajir Biriani/ Tehari!!! Add this please…


6 rawhasan August 28, 2010 at 11:40 am

Hajir Biriani is one of the greatest biriani in Dhaka, but in opinion to many bloggers at somewhereinblog.net, Nanna’s biriani is the best. So I’ve added it here.

Anyway, I am thinking about compiling a list of 10 best biriani shops at Dhaka, where I’ll add Hajir biriani and others. In the mean time, you can write a feature about Hajir biriani if you wish. That would be a nice thing to read. I’ll search on net if any photo of the shop is available.


7 Shafiq September 6, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Nice post. Thanks for the elaborate address. You can add beef chap of Geneva Camp at Mohammadput. It is very special for food lover.


8 rawhasan September 6, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Mustakim’s chap shop of Geneva camp was in the news yesterday on television! Have to compose another list of great food of Dhaka.


9 pammy March 14, 2011 at 3:20 am

nice to read
and what about street food / food on wheel in Dhaka.
on lorry food some countries china india BANGKOK HAVE VERY DELICIOUS FOOD


10 rawhasan March 14, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Bangladesh also have some great street foods. I have to write a separate post about that I guess :) Good that you mention!


11 Rajib April 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Bro, can you provide some more details of sunami restaurant?
as an avid kachchi lover, myself I have visited places like
1. Star hotel
2.AL Razzaq of NorthSouth road
3.Royal Hotel of Lalbagh
4.Cafe jheel of Topkhana road
5. Hotel Raj & Hotel Rajdhani of Gulistan they all have mindblowing kachchi but I’ve never heard of sunami !! and I cant wait to try it…


12 rawhasan April 2, 2011 at 1:55 am

They make biriani of great taste. Nothing much details to provide, just go and taste yourself!


13 Emran Hasan March 4, 2012 at 12:44 am

Nice post…chayaneer’s grilled chicken has lost its glory AFAIK…I have tasted a lot better grilled chicken in one restaurant in Uttara…can’t remember the name…will post here if I can find it out :)


14 bdtravel March 6, 2012 at 12:53 am

Haven’t gone to Chhayanir a while. Don’t know their current condition. Would like to hear about your restaurant at Uttara. :)


15 Shubho Salateen July 3, 2012 at 10:26 am

I tasted all except Kacchi birani of Sunami restora…I like some items( like beef curry,varta etc.) of Nirob Hotel at Nizimuddin road.


16 khalid,kazi yusuf March 25, 2013 at 7:00 am

you also forget to tell about hanif biriani of nazira bazar, fakruddin biriani, mamun biriani of nazimuddin road, kabab of shawkat at mirpur benaroshi polli.


17 Anita August 20, 2013 at 8:42 pm

All sounds delicious…but any vegetarian biryani places you can recommend?


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