The College of Dhaka or as most of us lovingly connect with it, DU, is not just an instructional establishment but also a historic and cultural hub of our city.
No matter whether on Pahela Falgun, or the first day of Boishakh, or casual Friday evenings, we like to roam close to the DU campus.
A person of the top rated sights of this place is the street meals that you can discover all close to. These are not your superior-stop restaurant delicacies but day to day snacks, which style good and go quick on the wallet.
From Curzon Corridor to TSC to the Social Science Chattar, you will discover quite a few road meals carts and stalls to obtain snacks from even though you wander about.
Owing to the pandemic, some of the well-known merchandise like the spicy wedges close to Shamsunnahar Corridor or the beef chap in entrance of Curzon hall are now unavailable. But you will discover products such as fuchka, bhelpuri and khichuri amid lots of other titbits to consume.
We have produced a record of the most popular treats and also described the place you would discover the finest tasting ones.
Fuchka stalls are omnipresent at the campus all the way from Curzon Corridor to the Arts Constructing. The stuffed fuchkas are typically topped with shredded boiled eggs, onions and coriander leaves. The sweet and sour tamarind chutney offers the fuchkas a prosperous, tangy flavour.
In the DUS (Dhaka University Snacks) space, you will obtain choto fuchka (mini fuchka), which arrives with a tok pani (sour tamarind h2o) as well as a mishti pani (sweet tamarind drinking water). Each are particularly well-liked amid learners.
Our favorite decide on is the just one from the Social Science premises, which is topped with shredded beetroot and carrot.
The extra spicy fuchka and doi fuchka listed here is one particular of the ideal all around the campus.
Orin, an MBA pupil at DU, shared with us, “I usually choose cleanliness above every little thing, but often I give into my craving for road meals and occur to the social science premises to have these delightful fuchkas.”
Cha, samosa, singara
One particular of the most classic snack platters accessible at the Ducsu cafeteria is the a single containing a person little cup of tea, 1 shingara, 1 samosa and a chop for only Tk10.
Apurbo, a college student of the Section of Well being Economics stated, “It is tough to obtain so numerous treats and a tea entirely for Tk10, but the Ducsu cafeteria has been serving this platter to us for many a long time.”
Nevertheless, if you are not in the mood to munch and only want a cup of tea, there are numerous alternatives. Tea stalls all over the TSC spot, a short while ago adorned with rickshaw painting, are the most preferred amongst them.
There is a myriad of flavours like malta, maltova, aporajita, tetul (tamarind), and morich (chilli) for you to sip on.
The aporajita cha comes in a purple color and tastes refreshingly good.
You can also try out the tetul and morich cha to discover different flavours. In contrast to typical tea, these are not sweet and the chilli powder and environmentally friendly chillies make them taste exclusive.
Swapan Mama, the most popular tea-seller in TSC, shared with us, “It is not tea that I am marketing I am offering a bonding of a life span with these cups of tea.”
You will come across these teas priced from Tk6 to Tk30.
A common choice for lunch, khichuri is marketed at Hakim Chattar, TSC canteen, IBA canteen, FBS foodstuff court and DU Coffee Hut at the Social Science Chattar.
The Hakim Chattar khichuri arrives with a rooster fry and it expenses Tk35. You can increase a dim chop and a murgi chop for Tk10 per piece.
DU Espresso Hut has been a preferred place for avenue foodstuff fans ever due to the fact it was recognized a pair of a long time in the past. Not only khichuri, but they also serve delightful fried rice with sides like greens and chicken fries in big thalis.
If you are genuinely hungry, their set menu options are the finest. You can decide on fried rice with hen fry, prawn curry and veggies and the selling price ranges involving Tk90 and Tk180.
Momo is a recent addition to our common road meals but the steamed dumplings have gained our hearts above a brief time.
You will locate a momo stall amidst the tea stalls all over TSC and these can be wonderful things for a brief snack and they arrive with two sauces: Chilli and mint.
The stuffing lacks versions and primarily incorporates rooster. A plate of momo will have 5 items and is priced at Tk75.
However, the greatest momo is sold around Shaheed Minar. These are priced at Tk15 a piece and five pieces cost Tk70. But you will only find the momo stall in the night.
Suitable beside the momo stall, gigantic fried prawns will attract your notice, which the sellers will fry for you immediately. Having said that, the oil they fry it with may well not be extremely hygienic.
After cramming down all the snacks, you will want a neat drink. The greatest solution for you is the lemonade from Campus Shadows.
Close to afternoon, 1 of the most well-known things at the campus is obtainable below: The luchi and daal blend at Tk20.
You can also contemplate the lassi from DUS, priced at Tk30. Since of its excellent regularity- not far too thick or runny, this one particular is our favorite. There is also lassi at Hakim Chattar at Tk25.
If you are searching for new fruit beverages, head over to DU Coffee Hut and choose from selections like watermelon, orange, papaya and pineapple, amongst many others.
You will also come across the best milkshakes and chilly espresso listed here, which will price you among Tk40 and Tk80.
Much more solutions
Close to the DUS location, you will locate the best bhelpuri. A plate of 4 items with a little bit of salad charges Tk20.
If you are a supporter of bhorta, there are carts selling these about Hakim Chattar and Arts Constructing. But you will find the ideal sort of bhorta all around Shopping mall Chattar exactly where a spicy combination of fruits and vegetables like chalta, amra and kachkola are marketed.