People from all walks of life thronged the Iftar Bazar at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital on Friday to taste Old Dhaka’s iftar delicacies.
Like previous years, this year also popular restaurants and eateries of Old Dhaka have set up their stalls here.Friday being a holiday, people started thronging ICCB Iftar Bazar just after Juma prayers and went around Hall-2 of ICCB to take out tasty iftar delicacies in this month of fasting.
Iftar items include different delicacies made of beef, mutton and chicken. Various types of kebab, jilapee, juice, biriani, fish items, vegetable, porata and ruti are also available.
Moreover, stationary and cloth stores are available at the venue so that customers can easily get necessary containers to take out food items as well as buy attires ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Salesmen informed that the items made of beef and mutton attracted the buyers most while jipalee was the most popular item among food lovers.
Foods from popular eateries such as Bashundhara Food and Beverage, Ibrahim Catering, Dilab, Rancon Hospitality, Khan Kitchen, Badhon’s Home Recipe, Foodle, Rangdhanu Rasui, Midnight Restaurant, Kinle, Sky Thai Food and Master Shef Surat Ali are on sale at the Iftar Bazar.
Visitors are getting their favourite food items at reasonable prices. Doi Bora is being sold at Tk 65 per piece, while garlic nun at Tk 70, plain nun at Tk 40, plain porata at Tk 40, lahuri a special beef item at Tk 350 per kilogram, chicken role per piece at Tk 110, chicken suchlike at Tk 70, beef kebab at Tk 160, chicken tikka at Tk 175, boti kebab at Tk 150, rolled chicken roast at Tk 650 and beef bot at Tk 1200 per kg.Besides spicy items, halim is a popular item among food lovers. Halim made of mutton is being sold at Tk 800 per bowl while beef halim at Tk 600. Kacchi Biryani is selling at Tk 350 while Shahi Morog Polau at Tk 350 and Beef tehari at Tk 300.
Of the juice items, Jafrani Nut Lacchi is being sold at Tk 400 per kilogram while Shahi Borhani at Tk 250, Shahi Labang at Tk 300 and dry Beef Curry at Tk 1,200 per kilogram.
Rancon Hospitality is selling Arabian food items where visitors get different beef and chicken items at reasonable prices. Lamia Ahsan, a housewife, came to the Iftar Bazar to buy Iftar delicacies of Old Dhaka where she could not proceed due to traffic gridlock in the afternoon.
“Hygiene is being maintained strictly at ICCB Iftar Bazar. Use of gloves is mandatory for salesmen. In Old Dhaka, food items are made under open sky and there is every possibility of food poisoning. This is why, I prefer ICCB Iftar Bazar to take out iftar items,” Lamia said.
At ICCB Iftar Bazar, there is sufficient space for car parking. Moreover, there is a good arrangement for prayers for Muslim devotees.