Hot Patties (হট পেটিস): Crispiest Street Snack in Dhaka

One of the most popular yet hugely understated street foods in Dhaka is the super crispy and spicy street treat, commonly known as ‘hot patties’. What is It? Hot Patties (হট পেটিস) is an extremely crispy and crumbly puff pastry with a spicy filling made from onions and chilies. It’s one of the most sought-after…

A Trip to Paharpur Monastery

The Buddhist Monastery at Paharpur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located around 260 kilometers North West of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The place is also known as the Somapura Mahavihara (সোমপুর মহাবিহার). This article will cover my recent trip to the historical site. Moreover, I will be covering some of the newer additions to the place…

Bangladesh Travel Vlog Ep.1

One of my New Year resolutions in 2016 was to travel to every district of my home country, Bangladesh and visit all of the important landmarks there. In the following video I have documented short video clips from 20 out the 64 districts of Bangladesh. Here’s the first of three episodes of my Bangladesh Travel…

Top 5 Pizzas in Dhaka (2016)

After more than a thousand years since it was first baked in Italy, Pizza still remains as one of the most popular food items in the entire world. However in Dhaka, Bangladesh, traditional oven baked Pizzas have only started gaining popularity in the early 2000s. As a Dhaka-ite in 2016, you might get confused about…

Nuhash Polli: A Photographic Journey

Nuhash Polli, now a serene picnic spot, was founded in 1987 by prolific writer and visionary filmmaker, the late Humayun Ahmed. Nuhash Polli was Humayun Ahmed’s private getaway spot where he used to spend most of the last years of his life. As a director, he used this heavenly location to shoot most of his…

Bela Sheshe Food Court: Why it’s the Best

Food Courts or Hawker Centers are quite popular all around Asia for their large variety of inexpensive food offerings. In Dhaka, most of the food courts are in one way or the other, linked with a large shopping mall or shopping area. In the past, the primary purpose of food courts in Bangladesh was to…

Khulna: A Culinary Journey

For travelers, perhaps the sole reason to visit Khulna is to explore the majestic beauty of the Sundarbans, world’s largest mangrove forest. While that is definitely a ‘must-visit’ for everyone, the food in Khulna, especially within the Khulna district should not be underestimated. Before my trip, I honestly did not have much of an idea…

12 Items to Try at Bashundhara City Food Court

Whether it be a large meal after an entire day of shopping or simply a casual hangout with friends and loved ones, food courts at shopping malls have been a major source of recreation for the consumers’ dining needs in the 21st century. In Dhaka, the food court at Bashundhara City Shopping Mall has added…

4 Best Places to Eat Lasagna in Dhaka

Lasagna is probably one of the oldest forms of pasta in the world. I first heard of this meat and cheese filled delight from the cartoon ‘Garfield’. I was never a big fan of the show but the way Garfield’s love for lasagne was portrayed, made me want to try it. Fun Fact: ‘Lasagne’ is…

6 Burgers You Must Eat in Dhaka

What makes a burger ‘Great’? Is it the texture of the bun or the tenderness and juiciness of the meat inside? Is it the perfection of the patty or the sauce that swirls around within? The reality is, even if you follow a recipe word to word, the odds are that the burger won’t be…