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The Best Street Foods to Try in Dhaka

The Best Street Foods to Try in Dhaka

Dhaka is one of the few places in Bangladesh where food is still sold on the streets and not from small shops. The food stalls are also open all day, not like other places where the food is only sold in night markets. If you are taking a quick flight to Dhaka it is a must that you tingle your taste buds with some of these delicious street foods.


Fuchka is a crispy, hollow shell that is filled with mouthwatering ingredients such as mashed potato, tamarind syrup, chickpeas, yoghurt and chilli powder.

Dhaka street foods - Fuchka

One or more people can be found selling this delicious treat on almost every street corner in Dhaka. Beware, though, Fuchka can be very spicy!

Badam and Boot

Badam and Boot is a dish consisting of peanuts, chickpeas and a variety of beans.

Badam and Boot

The great thing about Badam and Boot is the fact that it is roasted on a stove there and then, so you get to eat it piping hot and fresh.


Jhalmuri is one of Dhaka’s most popular dishes and is made of puffed rice and an assortment of spices, vegetables, chanachur and mustard oil.


Some of the best resorts near Dhaka have streets that are popular because of the abundance of street foods, so while visiting, make Jhalmuri one dish you try.

Beef Sheekh Kebab with Luchi

Most people have eaten a kabab, but unless you have tried a Beef Sheekh Kebab from a food vendor in Dhaka, you haven’t tried the real thing.

Beef Sheekh Kebab with Luchi

The beef is marinated overnight in spices and sauces and then grilled on a skewer. It is traditionally eaten with Luchi, which is a rounded, deep-fried tortilla.


Halim is a thick lentil soup made from mutton or beef and local spices.


It is often garnished with cilantro, lemon and caramelised onion. It can be quite spicy, but if you eat it with rice puffs it can make the burn slightly less.

Malai Cha

Dhaka has lots of tea stalls and Malai Cha is made with cow’s milk that is very thick and sweetened.

Malai cha

It’s a typical Bangladeshi drink and is popular with the locals.

If you are planning a trip to Bangladesh, why not consider a direct flight to Dhaka and enjoy some of this delicious cuisine while you are there.

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Written by Nadia Farha Mubin

Content Writer and Travel Enthusiast


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