|Published : 19 Sep 2016, 21:22:41 | Updated : 19 Sep 2016, 21:29:25|
Change your menu week after Eid-ul-Azha
Nearly one week has elapsed since Eid-ul-Azha was observed in Bangladesh and everybody is slowly getting back to their regular schedules, the need to change the appetite from beef, pulao and curry to something lighter is necessary now.
It is better to mix and match, or opt for something healthy so that the red meat intake gets balanced soon enough, otherwise the body of an adult person who consumed beef and meat of other sacrificial animals in the last 7 days, is going to go for a whirlwind of a ride. Let’s take a look at what Dhaka can offer your satiable palates.
• Fish and Co. (Gulshan 1) – The obvious choice here, as seafood fares the best, lightest and healthiest alternative you can imagine. From fritters to grilled delectable seafood, you can find everything here, albeit at a hefty price. If you take my advice, go for their Feast Platter (Tk 2000++), it will contain generous portions of Prawn Tempuras, Fried Calamari, Grilled Dory Fish, Peri Peri Chicken – alongside Mashed Potatoes, Seafood Paella and herbed vegetables.
• Fajitas (branches across the city) – Yes, you read it right. Submarine sandwiches, tacos and those Taiwanese Formosa QQ-Tea drinks are the remedy for your Post-Qurbani hangover. You just have to ask them to keep their hands away from the mayonnaise, that thing is addictive like cocaine.
• Thanda Garam (branches across the city) – Fresh (read - refrigerated) fruit juices to cool down that appetite. You get to choose from a god-awful array of fruits, ones you could not think would ever be ‘juicified’ or those which you thought would never try. Try the unexpected ones, you just may get an acquired taste out of jackfruit juice, for example.
• Ci gusta Bangladesh (Banani rd 19) – Authetic Italian ice cream and other delectable dishes. If you truly want a premium Italian gelato experience, order their chocolate soft gelato and Tiramisu, you will not regret it. They have already been receiving rave reviews in social media. -bz