Joy! Restaurant (in Savar)

Have you ever been to National Memorial in Savar?
Joy Restaurant which Parjatan Corporation operates is opposite side of the road of National Memorial.
One of my best co-workers was transferred to Joy Restaurant, and he kept telling me to visit there.
2 hours journey from Dhaka........I was too lazy to spend 4 hours on the bus in weekend.
However December 16th, on the Victory day, I finally visited there.
It was crowded, especially people who visited National memorial on Victory day.
My co-worker Mr. Parvez is very confident of all the improvement he has done such as quality of food and decorations....
One thing I was impressed is that he created special set menu for the Victory day.
We foreigner often don't have idea what to order.
Set menu makes us to decide easier.
For example Bengal New Year, they will serve special menu, too.

Here is regular menu.
Biriyani.(Bangladeshi chicken-250tk)

Mixed vegetable curry.(50tk)
Beef Curry.(230tk+rice 60tk)
Chicken.(220tk/Bangladeshi chicken)
I don't have picture, but daar of Partajan's restaurant is one of my favarite menus.
Please try if you go there.

Here is my co-worker, Mr. Parvez.

If you have any opinion, please talk to him!
Joy! Restaurant
Address : Joy! Restaurant, Savar(just opposite to National Memorial)
Tel : 880-2-7791971


Charcoal Steak House

Steak, BBQ.....
You may sometimes feel like to eat meat.
Then, visit Stake House.
It moved from Gulshan 2 to Gulshan 1.
From Gulshan 1 circle, walk to south(to Niketon) and turn left at the second street.
Fancy interior.
Bread is served complementary at first.
Main menu is steak, of course.
Decide fish/meat, and choose 2 side dishes from following choices.

- Fried rice
- Vegetable
- Mashed Potato
- Fried potato- Jacket Potato (baked potato with sour cream)
- Lyonnais Potato (baked potato with fried onion)

Potato and potato and potato!!

This is Teriyaki Chicken(1310tk+Service Charge 10%+VAT15%).
Sirloin Steak(1500tk+Tax).
Meat was so soft that I even didn't have to cut by knife.

We also ordered appetizer.
Tomato and mozzarella cheese salad(480tk+Tax).
It was also good though I wanted more amount!
There is some more space for cheese and tomato on the dish.....isn't it?

Service wasn't the best as a restaurant which charges service charge, but food and atmosphere was nice.
If your mood is steak and potato, let's try.

<Charcoal Steak House>
Address: House#3/B, Road136, Gulshan1, Dhaka
Tel: 02-984-0033
E-mail: charcoalbd@gmail.com




Iranian restaurant in Bangladesh....
I wanted to visit the restaurant for a long time (and didn't get chance) since my friend recommended.

The restaurant's name is 'Caspian'.
It is located between Gulshan 1 and Gulshan 2, 4th floor of the building whose first floor has Agora(supermarket).

There was no one when we entered.
I said...
"No one??"
Staff said
"It is still 6pm, people will come after 8pm".
But we only found one couple by 9pm.
Good for us, but can they run......????

The main dish in this restaurant is Kabab.
There are many kinds of kabab......but we weren't sure what was what.

So, we opened the page of "Caspian special", and ordered "Caspian kabab for 2 people".
You can choose 3 items from chicken, mutton, beef and fish.
Our choice was chicken, beef and fish.
(Most of Japanese don't choose mutton.....including us)
3 types of rice and 2 types of sauce were served together.
Saffron rice, butter rice, and....butter rice with raisins and nut.
Rice was Basmati rice which is quite different from Bangladeshi rice.
Basmati comes from the word in Sanskrit which means "fragrant".

One sauce is tomato based, and another is yogurt based.
Beef with tomato and fish with yogurt sauce was good!
I liked fish the most, but chicken was incredibly soft!
I also liked baked tomato put besides meat.
1,800tk+VAT(5%)+Service Charge for 2 people.

It was actually too much amount for 2 girls, so if you don't eat much, it may be better to order kabab for 1 person and some side dishes.
I found hummus in menu, so would like to try it next....(I love hummus!!)

If your mood is not curry, Chinese, or Korean....why don't you try Iranian?

Address:RM Centre(4th floor), 101 Gulshan Ave. Dhaka



I was spending lazy day......then, came up with going to cafe with my laptop.
Let's do some work with a piece of cake & a cup of coffee.

Poplar is in Gulshan 2, opposite of Westin hotel.
At first, it seemed like bakery.
There were many kinds of bread. Quite similar with Japanese bakery.
One piece is around 100tk.

Lovely cakes!

I haven't seen these kinds of cakes for a while. (I used to in Japan!)
Then, inside is cafe.
I ordered baked cheese cake and coffee.
It wasn't too sweet and tart was crispy.
Coffee is ok.......but I was impressed they served hot milk with coffee.
Each of cake & coffee was 200tk(+VAT15%+Service Charge2%).

Wifi is available.
You can have relax time or work with your PC.
(I didn't work much as a result, but at least finished this blog!)

PoplarAddress:#203(2nd floor), 138 Gulshan Ave. Gulshan-2, Dhaka