Foodee is a restaurant that sits at the centre of Banani and offers a great environment to its customers,and good food at affordable prices. The restaurant is decorated in bright colours of white and purple and has standard seating tables as well as private and semi-private rooms. The private room is the only smoking area in the whole restaurant with the rest of the setup being family-friendly. Friends can opt for the private room if they are many in number and plan to kick back, watch some television and relax. It is the perfect place to, for example, to watch a cricket or football match with some good company.
Foodee successfully covers quite a few genres of food in their menus. They have more than one menu for you to choose from, depending on what type of food you are craving. You can go Mexican or Indian for example. What makes Foodee stand out from its competition is their range. They have a menu that contains the set menus for lunch. Students who don't want to spend too much money for lunch – between breaks at their local universities – can enjoy the set menus that come as cheap as about Tk 170. You can pick from a maximum of four items with your choice of fried rice or chowmein.
If, however, you want more of an experience and don't have to hurry back to class, then you can stay a while and order an appetiser. You can go classic Mexican with nachos or maybe try out the flavourful chicken goujon. There are also the typical choices such as onion rings, BBQ wings and french fries. You may also want to consider the Dieter's Choice menu. This is for people looking to eat a lighter and healthier lunch. This menu has a cream of mushroom soup, hot and sour soup, and also has a healthy Greek salad, the yoghurt and fruits meal, and finally, a Russian salad.
The main course also offers a wide range of items to choose from. There are themed set meals that you can pick from including the Indonesian set meal, Mexican set meal and Turkish BBQ set meal which has rice, chicken, mushrooms, vegetables, fried egg, and it's all BBQ! The set meals are priced at Tk 300 on average with the Turkish BBQ costing a little over Tk 400. The most expensive items on their extensive list are the steaks, with the different steaks averaging around Tk 800. You can get yourself a well-cooked T-bone steak and an appetiser and wrap up your meal at about Tk.1000.
If you want something completely different then try out their Indian menu full of curries that you know and love. They have the chicken or beef tikka that you can try out with naan. They also have the chef's highly recommended tikka biryani, Afghani chicken biryani, and the classic Hyderabadi biryani.
Foodee also has an extensive juice bar where you can find fresh juices of all sorts, from apple to mango, to the Foodee Special. You can also try out their mocktails, milkshakes or even the humble tea. Also available are the Foodee Choco Dream and the Foodee Cookie Dream which are their special desserts.
Foodee is the ideal place for students who want a filling lunch but don't want to cause serious damage to their wallets. Foodee has a variety of items that one can choose from and offers a nice and friendly environment where you can just sit back and take a breather from your long hard day of assignments and work.
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By Naveed Naushad
Photo: Shariar Khaled