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Old January 30, 2011, 03:00 AM
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Default Best Shingara & Puris in Dhaka?

Needless to say I'm a huge fan of shingaras and all types of puris (expect bhelpuri). Here are the places where I had the best of both snacks:

Best Shingara- The ones sold at the gates of Language Institute near Dhaka University. I used to have them about 3 years ago, so I'm not sure if they are sold there anymore. I can't seem to recall how much they cost, but I do remember they tasted delicious after a few hours of tennis practice- so hot, almost as to burn your mouth, with beetlobon. MMMmmmmm.

Best Alupuri- 1) Found in the first bhaja porar dokan on your right, when you are
entering New Market's Kacha Bazaar from the front. Very soft puris.
Tk. 2 each.

2) Found on road 10/a, dhanmondi, right on the side of Satmosjid
road- a small shop selling alipuris for tk.3 each. The last time I had
them (about 3-4 months ago) they were extremely soft had mint inside.

What about you? Include location and price if you can.
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Old January 30, 2011, 03:11 AM
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Best Shingara I have so far at my college i.e Dhaka Commerce College canteen 13 years back. It was Lever Shingara and after that I've never had lever Shingara anywhere else so tasty!

Best Puri was from Kathal bagan bazar forgot the name of the hotel. Unfortunately the hotel is no more. Their specialty was the 'Chatni' they used to give do dip the Puri into it.
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Old January 30, 2011, 03:16 AM
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Yes, too bad that in Bangladesh, new things are almost never able to replace or recapture the novelty or quality of old things.
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Old January 30, 2011, 06:02 AM
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Never like shingara, love chotpoti and paratha though!

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Old January 30, 2011, 02:29 PM
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Interesting thread. My cousin hooked me up with some koliza alu singara. Da bomb. Don't know where he got them from... Btw...I hate nuts in shingara....
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Old January 30, 2011, 02:30 PM
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Best puris...in NSU. :p
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Old January 30, 2011, 02:33 PM
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^ hahaha....right you are !
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Old January 30, 2011, 03:26 PM
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Interesting thread. My cousin hooked me up with some koliza alu singara. Da bomb. Don't know where he got them from... Btw...I hate nuts in shingara....
Eww lol. I swear I have to agree with you on that. Nuts are just crap! My favourite has to be .... cant remember
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Old February 3, 2011, 02:52 AM
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Arrey ei miah ashlo, aar ekta thread khullo, khuila duita posts likhlo, tao abar Dail-puri aar Shingarar upore lekha post...tarpor...aar kono khobor nai..udhao!!
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Old March 1, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Try kolija shingara from New Kohinoor at the Shahbagh intersection. Four-five liver cubes with a spicy potato mix, yum! Totally worth 10 taka.

Also, the tiny potato shingaras at Nilkhet in a small restaurant underneath Sonali Bank are AMAZING! For 3tk a piece for a tiny shingara, you don't win quantity-wise but the with the sprinkled rock salt you won't complain about the flavour.

By the way, if you don't care so much about quantity, Grill Hut in Dhanmondi-4 pumps out uniquely spicy potato shingaras for 5tk/piece. They don't taste amazing but they are better than the bland tastleless ones sold at the neighborhood "hotels" at the corners of every other street. If you happen to visit Grill Hut, try the chicken somucha as well, it's a bestseller. A word of caution though, they use a LOT of oil, so don't have a bunch of their food at one go or you'll get acid reflux later.

Please keep suggestions coming in. @Zeeshan I enrolled into NSU recently and have never tried the puri. I hope I am not two years too late lol.
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there was a newspaper article that most of the kolija they give is not of good quality, i mean the left overs. they make such small pieces that it is tough to understand.
forget about this, back to the business, nilkhet beside book store, those shops are also cool.
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Old March 1, 2013, 10:46 AM
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there was a newspaper article that most of the kolija they give is not of good quality, i mean the left overs. they make such small pieces that it is tough to understand.
forget about this, back to the business, nilkhet beside book store, those shops are also cool.
My best friend once asked me "How do you know your Kajer meye doesn't spit in your food before serving?" That was an epiphanic moment for me. Suddenly I realized I HONESTLY didn't know if anyone spit in my food... but what difference would it make until I know. So I try not to know.
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My best friend once asked me "How do you know your Kajer meye doesn't spit in your food before serving?" That was an epiphanic moment for me. .
Two options. Either cook your own food or take care of you kajer me ye so she doesn't spit in your food but cooks it with love......
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