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Six sweetmeats which branding Bangladesh
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Six sweetmeats which branding Bangladesh

  Occasions and sweetmeats are the two inseparable part of Bengali tradition as Bangladeshi people are very much fond of sweetmeats. In this country people could not think to celebrate any auspicious events without sweetmeats.  Not only in the country Bangladeshi sweetmeats also famous to all over the world. A huge variety of sweetmeats are produced in our country; but some traditional items are mostly popular all over the world. They are mostly different from other according to their sizes, colors and tastes. A number of famous and legendary Sweet brands have been developed all around the country which being celebrated all over the world.   Porabari Chom Chom     Have you ever been tested the Porabari Chom Chom of Tangail?  If you could not recognize the item then now I am giving you some clues. The colour of this sweet meat is as like as the colour of a brick but may be found in various designs and shapes. This is the famous and legendary sweat brand which still bears the old glory of Tangail. It is Porabari chom chom which was famous throughout the Indo Pak sub-continent and has still has an everlasting appeal to all. Extreme sweetness, exceptional taste and aroma made this item as one of the world famous sweet. This unconcealed sweetmeat gives Tangail an extraordinary recognition in the world from the British domain.   This sweetmeat named after a village called Porabari. It is situated about four kilometers west from Tangail town. It was unknown that who the pioneer of this sweet meat was. But it is said that a man named Dasarat or an unknown Thagore coming from Asam first started to make chom chom with the sweet water of Daleshary mixed with the thick milk of Porabari..   The fame of the Porabari chom chom sweet has been reigning for more than one and half centuries. This sweet is full of taste and juice which will give you permanent delight. The mystery that lies behind the preparation of chom chom of Porabari is the water of Porabari.   On the other hand, hundreds of shops have been supplying chom chom of Tangail Porabari with adulterated and impure sweets and they sell them under the sign board of Tangial Porabari chom chom. They actually do not have the pure sweet meats of Porabri.  So, be cautious before buying spurious Porabari Chom chom.   Monda of Muktagacha     The sweet lovers of Bangladesh are familiar with the Monda of Muktagacha, Mymensingh which was first introduced by Ram Gopal Pal known as Gopal Pal. He starts to prepare this mouth-watering sweetmeat Monda in 1824, is now reputed in the subcontinent and many countries for its originality, taste and flavour.   Gopal Pal offered Monda to Maharaja Suryakanta Acharya Chowdhury, one of the zamindars of Muktagacha. He was contented and amazed by the taste of this unique sweetmeat. Later the Zamindar encouraged him to prepare monda to entertain guests who visited the zamindars. Then this tradition had become so popular among the other Zamindars and later in common people.   Sree Ramendranath Pal and Brothers, the fifth generation of the Gopal Pal family are now running the business. They are now taking 350-400 taka for per kg Monda.   Many tourists from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Korea, England and America have visited the shop and have tasted the monda.   But it is matter of regret that many shops named 'Muktagachar Monda' have opened up in and outside Muktagacha but the original monda shop has no branch.   If anyone wants to go there then he has to board on a Mymensingh bound bus from the Mohakhali bus stand. After reaching Mymensingh city, you can take either CNG driven auto rickshaw, or any local bus for Muktagachha which will take around half an hour to reach there. From there using a Rickshaw you can reach near to the Zamindar Bari which is the famous place for chom chom.   Bograr Doi     Bograr Doi’, the heritage sweet curd of Bogra first started at Sherpur – one of the Upazila of Bogra District in Bangladesh. Curd is a delicious dairy product, made from cow milk which is a very common food item in Bangladesh but the ‘Curd from Bogra’ or ‘Bogurar Doi’ is best in quality and famous in taste.   No information is available about who started this business in this area but it being presumed that a man named Gouro Gopal Chandra Ghosh was the pioneer of this business who migrated from India to Sherpur area of Bogra and his profession was producing dairy products. It was his family profession from his ancestors. He started to produce the ‘Doi’ at Sherpur and sells in Bogra from his place every day and became admired within short time. He then started a factory in Bogra sponsored by the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Bogra, who was very much impressed by the taste of his ‘Doi’. His Curd or ‘Doi’ became more and more popular, and he started to send it to different parts of the country to sell. The Doi Shop “Gouro Gopal Dadhi Ghar” established by him and still running by his son and is still doing its business.   Rasmalai of Comilla     Rasmalai, a mouth watering sweet item may be well known to all in Bangladesh. But Rashmali of Comilla made this delicious sweetmeat popular all over the world. And “Matree Bhandar" is the best and oldest producer of the tastiest "Rash Malai" who prepared this item from the local pure milk, egg, all-purpose flour, baking powder and oil. There is something extraordinary which made this sweet dish unique is the local water or the smoke flavor.    If you are now visiting Bangladesh then don’t miss the opportunity to take the test of Rashmalai of Comilla. It may only take 3-4 hours to reach that place from Dhaka city.  If you willing to go there in public transport then you have board on Comilla bound bus. After reaching Comilla city you can hire a Rickshaw or Auto Rickshaw to get to the original Matri Bhandar at Manoharpur. After reaching the shop do order for rashmalai and gobble up tasty and yummy yummy rashmalai one after another.   But be careful as you'll find lot of outlets at different places at Comilla claiming themselves as the original and authentic dealer of Matri Bhandar. But don't get fooled yourself. Cause there is only one showroom of the Matri Bhandar in Comilla. Most of those fraud shops are having a small prefix or suffix like the new, modern, ltd, etc around the name Matri Bhandar. Their contact number is 880-81-76233.   Kacha Golla of Natore     Kacha Golla of Natore is one kind of sweet which is very popular all over the country for its taste. Natore become famous for this unique item as this delicious item is only available in this district. Kacha Golla is made of basically milk and sugar but one secret element which made Kacha Golla unique is little amount of sugar which ensure real taste of Natore's Kacha Golla. Sometimes people think that it would be a homogeneous sweet like Rasso Golla, but actually it is not like that. You can get it in any sweet shop of Natore. But now a days best quality Kacha Golla is available only at 'Darik Vandar' situated near 'Joi Kali Bari' mondir. Mouchak Mistanna Vandar which is situated at Alaipur of Natore town is another shop which produces good quality kacha Golla.   If you have time to visit Natore then don't miss to take the taste of such delightful test.  You can go to Natore by direct bus from Dhaka city. From Natore bus stand you can hire a Rickshaw to reach Nimtola or Mouchak to have this famous Kacha Golla.   Jamtala Sweetmeat     Jessor is well known for Jamtala sweetmeat. This sponge type sweet is very familiar all over the country and it existing for more than 50 years. This is a unique sweet of Bangladesh which locally known as Sadek Golla. It is an indigenous sweet of Jessore but now it is available in everywhere in Bangladesh. The main spot for getting this sweet is Jamtala, Sharsha, Jessore.   It looks like little brawn which make it difference for other sponge which is little bit white. I can assure you that after putting it in mouth you will forget all sorrowfulness of life.