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  • Farzi Café —Take your taste bud on a heavenly ride

    Bored of regular pizza and pasta? A lazy afternoon cheeseburger doesn’t cut it anymore? Yearning for a more familiar taste to tantalise your taste buds? Then look no further because Farzi Café — an amalgamation of traditional global cuisine, with an Indian touch, modern presentation culinary styles, and ambience — is the ideal place to go.

  • Snacking on the go!

    A delicious snack that consists of three crunchy cookies sandwiched between two generous layers of thick and velvety cream,

  • Instant snack solution for children

    PRAN Mama Wafer not only creates a delightful sensation due to its delicious taste, but it can be associated with excerpts from childhood as well.

  • The perfect winter soups

    After a whole year of scorching heat and suffocating humidity, winter is a season loved and welcomed by most. However, the negatives are those cold foggy mornings, the freezing cold tap water, the reluctance to get out from those warm beds, and coughs and colds.

  • Filling snack for every break

    You can’t just go back to sleep and you can’t just ignore the hunger either. It’s too late to cook anyway and let’s face it, who wants to cook at 1AM? What if we had a solution for times just like this?

  • History of tea

    Having tea has always enmeshed with our favourite past times, be it sitting in the garden reading a book, having a family discussion, or even sharing a cup of tea with strangers in a nearby ‘tong,’ striking up interesting conversations and new friendships. Since ancient times to the current age,

  • Eating out at The Red Window

    It burns red — a jewel tucked away in an otherwise ordinary lane in Gulshan 1 — The Red Window may be dubbed as a patisserie-cum-café on the surface, but underneath a magnifying glass, you will discover it is much more precious than that.

  • Nawab Chatga

    Nawab Chatga vibes different than the fancy, fine-dining restaurants popping up all over Dhaka city. This diner stands humbly unwashed amid the wave of luxury interiors that inspire aestheticism in the era of Instagram.

  • Festive buffet at The InterContinental Dhaka

    The pandemic and its associated lockdown have made us appreciate the little things, our priorities and most interestingly, even the‘finer things’ in our daily mundane lives. Things that we usually take for granted because of its habitual presence.

  • Marzan’s Kitchen

    Colours and flavours; two of the most common words used to describe our culture and food. Needless to say, we love the spices and how they play with our taste buds. While our local cuisine holds a special emotional weight, it is okay to crave something exotic every once in a while.

  • Everyday recipes from the heart

    Mash or blend the poppy seeds and the green chillies together, and make a paste. Keep aside. Peel the potatoes and cut into small dices. Steam or half-boil the potatoes. Keep aside.

  • Raffinato: For the love of authentic Italian cuisine

    In Dhaka, there are several eateries serving Italian delicacies, but Raffinato may be argued to be a cut above, as this restaurant in Gulshan-2 is relentless about serving only authentic Italian and not unoriginal versions or twists of it.

  • Saltz: The ultimate seafood bonanza

    Many years ago, when Saltz first opened its doors, the seafood dining scene in Dhaka was more or less non-existent.

  • Summer drinks galore

    Beaches, fresh fruits, rain, and chilled drinks — all these draw up the perfect picture of summer. No matter how much we despise the gruelling heat, one cannot deny that we longingly look forward to these experiences during the hot and humid season. However, like everything else, summer comes with its own set of drawbacks.

  • 2019 Christmas Goodies

    Christmas Goodies

    It is Christmas eve today, and yet there are always those of us in a fix about buying presents for loved ones

  • Christmas Delights

    What’s better than the gifts you find under the Christmas tree on 25 December? The heavenly delights waiting on the dinner table, that’s what!

  • No toxic chemicals found in seasonal fruits: BSTI

    Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) submits a report to the High Court saying that it has recently tested seasonal fruits and found no health hazardous chemicals in them.

  • Fresh feastings

    Preheat the oven to 350 °F or 175 °C. Pour the chicken broth into a small roasting pan, and set aside.

  • Summer indulgence

    With the summer heat now an all too familiar situation, why not beat the heat by whipping up a seasonal raw mango juice? It is refreshing, and has enough electrolytes to keep you going throughout the hot days.

  • Black Cardamom

    Biting into one of these during meals has to be one of the worst feelings ever, yet it is found in pretty much every dish, sweet or savoury.

  • The bright side of dark chocolate

    Dating back to around 2000 BC, the chocolate we know and see today used to be consumed as a fermented drink with spices and wine. The chocolate we see neatly stacked in stores is the end result of numerous steps on the cacao pod.

  • Guilt free decadence

    Squeeze lemon juice over the bananas to keep them from browning. Coat bananas with the yoghurt; add cumin powder. Now mix and sprinkle the lightly toasted shredded coconut on top. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.

  • The Salt Story

    Salt was once one of the most prized of all seasonings, as revealed in the expression “below the salt”- nobles, who sat at the head of the table (above the salt), were allowed to use salt, while lesser folk, sitting below the salt, had to rely on herbs to flavour their food.

  • Tandoors from all over the world

    Although most of the world knows the word 'Tandoor' by now, let me give a brief description of it, even if just to make this read a little more technically sound. A tandoor is a cylindrical clay oven used in cooking and baking. The tandoor is currently a very important fixture in many Indian restaurants around the world.

  • Classics with a modern twist!

    A contemporary fashion line that incorporates traditional wear with a classical touch, Manas showcases the Bengal heritage and traditions in bold and light colours for those who appreciate timeless classics.

  • Middle Eastern Drinks

    Wash the dates and remove their seeds. Take a blender, add the seedless dates, pistachio, sugar and a glass of milk. Blend well for few minutes. Add the rest of the milk, ice cubes and blend all the ingredients together for 3-4 minutes. Strain the milkshake and pour the shake into the glass. Serve chilled!

  • Country fruits

    In the current context, where food adulteration is a common phenomenon, perhaps consuming seasonal fruits, in their right season, is as safe as we can be from toxic chemical preservatives. They are also cheaper and as the years go round, makes sure that the taste buds don't get bored.

  • Salad leaves

    The best thing about salad leaves or lettuce, is that they are a universal favourite from children to the elderly of the family. And for some children, it is the only way to make them eat greens sans the coercion. Not only is this a super crunchy and juicy meal, but it is also packed with minerals and nutrients that our bodies need.

  • Go Organic

    Organic food refers to food products that are produced, prepared, and processed without the use of any chemicals. It prohibits the use of chemical pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or chemical preservatives. Organic livestock raised for meat, eggs, and dairy products must have access to the outdoors and be given organic feed. They may not be given antibiotics, growth hormones, or any animal by-products.

  • Got (plant) Milk?

    You need to unleash the mad scientist in you, and look at an ingredient in terms of how it “behaves” when tampered with, and not what it's called or what you are used to seeing it as. You want to mimic the smell, taste, and texture of your favourite dish, and when you find the winning combination of your plant-based ingredients to do just that, the end result is often better than the original! Let me clarify further.