Updating some articles I kept as drafts.


Introduced as one of the fanciest Bengali restaurants in Bangladesh on a Japanese guidebook, "Heritage".
My mother kept telling me she wanted to visit when she came to Bangladesh(though missed chance)...so instead her, I visited this time :D

I went for lunch buffet.
Heritage is located near Gulshan 2 circle, about 10 minutes walk.
Looks "Fancy restaurant", doesn't it!?
There was no one when I went with my friends at 12:30.
Lunch starts from 12:30 though they were still preparing at that time.

So wait for 10 minutes, let's have food!
Chefs were cooking behind the glass.
I was afraid if staffs say anything my taking pictures, but they welcomed, made dishes look good for pictures, and introduced
"this dessert is prepared by him!!"
and so on.....
This is Bangladesh.
People like pictures.

So let me tell about food.

At first, Bhorta(vegetable paste with spices).
Tomato, Papaya, Pumpkin Bhorta were there.
These are not so popular menu that every restaurant prepares.
There were 3 kinds of salads beside bhorta.
Then, curry.
Vegetables, Shrimp & Spinach, Mutton, Chicken, beef, fish, small fish & potato....e.t.c.
With curry, you can choose some kinds of naan, rice, and beef teheri.
Left side of picture below shows 2 kinds of daar.

One with brawn color is Indian daar, and with yellow is Bangladeshi.
I prefer Bangladeshi daar with mild taste.
Daar and white rice....this simple combination was just so good.
Guidebook told me that curry were cooked for foreigner so that it was not so spicy.
But it was spicy.
I was worried if I can have real Bangladeshi taste here, so it was good for me.

My plate.


Fruit salad, rice pudding, and Bangla sweets(which most of Japanese can't eat).
An hour had passed, but there was still no one.
My friend told me that restaurant would be full of Bangladeshi customer around 2 pm, but only I and my friend were there till 2pm.
"Are we only customer for today?"
"What will they do with that amount of food??"
We were worried for the restaurant.
But no worries.
After 10 minutes, groups of Bangladeshi people came and seat was full before 2:30pm.
Really seats were full suddenly!
If you want to enjoy meal in quiet place with no one, better to go before 12pm.
Lunch buffet is 600tk(+VAT15%).
HeritageAddress:House10, Road109, Gulshan2, Dhaka
TEL:02-8829359, 01711-541441
Opening Time :Lunch 12:30pm~3pm
                  Dinner 6:30pm~11pm


Coming Back to Japan

Updating this blog after a long time.
I came back to Japan on March 28th after 2 years of volunteer work.

It was very very unique experience in unique environment.
Bangladesh was not my first choice for volunteer work, but it was meaningful time at last.

Off course, there were lots of problems at work.
Yes, thousands!
But as I could get along with co-workers, neighbor, and people around me, it was good.
Especially relationship with neighbor was so unique for me, coming from Japan.

My house is 3 minutes walk from main road.
When I came inside from main road, it was almost like my home.
I know everyone(though I couldn't tell names), everyone knows me.

Friends from fruit shop.
Whenever I visited the shop, he gave me fruits.
If I find any fruits I had never seen in Japan, he led me taste.

A friend from curry restaurant.
We met everyday at the same time in the morning.
He always prepares Singara...and we repeated the same conversation everyday.

A friend from medicine shop.
He talked to me when his eyes caught me though conversation with him was a bit weird.
"Did you buy cauliflower?"
"Yes, as you see"
"What to do with cauliflower?"
"Cook and eat! what to do with cauliflower otherwise?"

A friend who sells vegetables.
By the way, he only sells greens.
I often chatted with him because he always sits next to egg shop I always went.

The egg shop.
There was a boy who always told me "Dim niben na-?(don't you buy eggs?)".
Now he is in village, but he used to tell me "dim niben na-?" every time he saw me.
He found me in the morning,
"Dim niben na-?"
He found me in the evening,
"Dim niben na-?"
Though I bought eggs in the morning, he asked in the evening.
But he always chose good eggs for me.
"Dim niben na-?"
"I still have 2 eggs! I will buy tomorrow"
Isn't it interesting life that shop staff knows the number of eggs left in my fridge?

Then, my land load and his family.
They always welcomed me, so I could knock whenever I feel like to visit them.

They often offered tea and meal.
It was good and made me feel at home to have "Bangladeshi family".

My area was said poor area, but this is the place where I had spent 2 years and where I love.


Well, but actually.........I will be coming back to Bangladesh again.
So this blog will be updated.
Please be with me :)