2d ago| Food & Recipes

Original piri-piri flavoured Galito’s now in Bangladesh

A popular Piri-Piri chicken brand broke a few hearts in its wake when it chose to exit the country a few years ago but for those who were feeling its absence a little too strongly, fret not, for brands come and go, but Piri-Piri is here to stay! The newest Piri-Piri joint in town, Galito’s has the hot, pulsating African flavours at the heart of its recipes.

4d ago| Food & Recipes

Capawcino Cat Café: Coffee and Paw-sitivity!

Capawcino Cat Cafe is genuinely one of the happiest places you can visit. Located above Mehedi Mart in Bashundhara, it’s the first ever cat cafe in Dhaka. You are immediately greeted with a burst of life upon entering the cafe with its rooftop setup, refreshing decor and paw shaped stepping stones that lead you to the main attraction of the cafe: a cat zone with around 20 cats! Much like some of the rescued felines the cafe cares for, their story to better days too is filled with highs and lows and we caught up with Rahat Rahmam, the founder, to uncover it.

4d ago| Food & Recipes

Recipes for every mood

If you are someone who wants to try new dishes every other day to break the monotony, these are the recipes for you. Whether you crave meat, or fish, or even egg, there’s something here for everyone.

Complete your breakfast spread with All Time Family Cake

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, as it gives us the required energy to go about with our daily activities and tasks while keeping us full for a long time. A balanced breakfast must include a mix of essential nutrients and required minerals to keep us energised, and All Time Family Cake ensures just that. It contains essential nutrients that act as the fuel for our body that not only enables us to complete our daily activities but also keeps us full.

Celebrate the end of the year with delicious pithas

Winter in Bangladesh signifies three things; travelling across the country, badminton tournaments in every neighbourhood, and of course mouth-watering pithas to suit just about every palate. There are at least hundreds of different varieties of pithas. Some are associated with the harvest (Nabanna) in winter while some others are prepared on any grand occasions like weddings, Eid or Puja. Some are crunchy, some steamed and others delightfully soaked in sugar, molasses, milk or date palm syrup. Most of them are sweet, though there are some savoury pithas too for those of you who likes things spicy.

Complicated recipes made easy

In this day and age, it’s very difficult to find time to do just about anything, meaning much less time in the kitchen, save for the weekends. But if the mood demands something scrumptious, lack of time is the last thing that will work as an excuse! These recipes are dedicated for those express situations where time is short but craving is not.

February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023

Original piri-piri flavoured Galito’s now in Bangladesh

A popular Piri-Piri chicken brand broke a few hearts in its wake when it chose to exit the country a few years ago but for those who were feeling its absence a little too strongly, fret not, for brands come and go, but Piri-Piri is here to stay! The newest Piri-Piri joint in town, Galito’s has the hot, pulsating African flavours at the heart of its recipes.

January 30, 2023
January 30, 2023

Capawcino Cat Café: Coffee and Paw-sitivity!

Capawcino Cat Cafe is genuinely one of the happiest places you can visit. Located above Mehedi Mart in Bashundhara, it’s the first ever cat cafe in Dhaka. You are immediately greeted with a burst of life upon entering the cafe with its rooftop setup, refreshing decor and paw shaped stepping stones that lead you to the main attraction of the cafe: a cat zone with around 20 cats! Much like some of the rescued felines the cafe cares for, their story to better days too is filled with highs and lows and we caught up with Rahat Rahmam, the founder, to uncover it.

January 30, 2023
January 30, 2023

Recipes for every mood

If you are someone who wants to try new dishes every other day to break the monotony, these are the recipes for you. Whether you crave meat, or fish, or even egg, there’s something here for everyone.

January 15, 2023
January 15, 2023

’Tis the season of pithas

Every country has a host of traditional sweets that they proudly plate as a representation of their food and culture; for Bangladesh, this is undoubtedly pitha. For us, pitha is not just any other ordinary food but is also a treasure trove of great memories. Growing up, winter would mean seeing your mum making pithas of various sizes and shapes and listening to the stories of the origin of these sweets. Or, it would mean having steaming hot, warm chitoi pitha for breakfast with mangsher jhol.

January 15, 2023
January 15, 2023

Cheat code recipe for chowder

Traditionally, seafood did not suit the deshi palate. We were more accustomed to having freshwater delicacies. Time, however, is changing and we now enjoy delightful, seafood dishes. The following is a recipe of a popular seafood dish, with added cheat codes that make it easier to make.

January 9, 2023
January 9, 2023

Stew Recipes

During winter, stews, soups, and broth are frequently served as everyone wants a big supper as the temperatures drop. They crave food that will not only keep them warm but also provide the nutrition needed to stave off seasonal illnesses that are so prevalent. While a broth can be compared to a thin soup, a stew has a thicker consistency as the elements — large pieces of vegetables, meat, poultry, or fish—are cooked slowly over low heat. On these chilly January evenings, you can stay warm by making one of these stew recipes below.

January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023

Satiate your sweet and savoury cravings with Expressions – Chocolates & Cakes

Established as an online bakery in 2017, Expressions – Chocolates & Cakes is a passion project that turned into a profession for Sumaiyah Abid. Since then, she and her husband, Ashiq Ferdous, have been delivering delicious boxes of happiness through their Facebook page.

January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023

Winter breakfast in Bangladesh

Winter in Bangladesh, which occurs from December to February, is the coolest time of the year with temperatures ranging from 10-20 degrees Celsius. Many people enjoy hearty, warm breakfasts to start their day off on the right foot during this time. From savoury and sweet to dishes loaded with calories to the brim, Bangladeshis love to take full advantage of the winter season when it comes to their appetite.

December 29, 2022
December 29, 2022

On the love for matka cha

Cha is a beverage that brings people closer, effortlessly complements our ‘adda’ sessions, and adds warmth to our chilly evenings. As winter has announced its arrival, matka cha is trending once again. Its smoky and sweet flavour is a pure delight to the taste buds that would give the cinnamon latte or luxurious espresso from any 5-star hotel a run for its money!

December 29, 2022
December 29, 2022

How to prepare for a BBQ party

Nothing in Bangladesh completely captures the spirit of winter like a barbecue with your closest friends! You could simply buy some burgers and hot dogs, invite some friends over, and call it a BBQ party, or you could go a little further with some essential preparation and a carefully considered menu and surprise your guests with your culinary prowess. Here are just some things you can do to up the barbecue-host game.