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For Suzywong from Moondog on food in Bangladesh

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moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:29:49

So far, the housekeeper has made a few fab curries but all eating out has been done in SE Asian places.

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:30:02

However, accompanying dh next week on work trip to remote NW region by indian border for 4 days so will report back.

expatinscotland Wed 06-Aug-08 19:30:23

There's actually food there?

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:30:39

I have also discoverd a mango chutney to die for. Nothing like UK slop.

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:31:14

Excuse mad short sentences. Bloody laptop wont take more than few words at a time. hmm

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:31:40

Expat, you persecute me! grin

ggglimpopo Wed 06-Aug-08 19:34:01

I am currently on an Indian tag - have read every book available by Indian authors here in Bordeaux and have been chatted up by local Indian man who obviously misconstrued my enthusiasmshock. So do border hop for me and tell me all about Bangladesh, the curries, the chutney, the indigens....

<<waves to Wongy and her fragrant lot>>

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:36:12

Will do. smile
Have you read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala?
I love her and have for years.

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:37:04

Am watching lots of subtitled Bangla films too. Lovely people. Suffered and continue to suffer a great deal. sad

PeaMcLean Wed 06-Aug-08 19:38:12

I want to know all about Bangladesh too. Not just the food. I know nothing about the country other than disasters you see on the telly.

And that Oldham has the second biggest Bangladeshi community in the UK.

I need to know more about the place than this grin

expatinscotland Wed 06-Aug-08 19:38:51

tell us about the clothes and fabrics!

Mercy Wed 06-Aug-08 19:39:28

I've been told that the beaches are fantastic.

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:41:36

Oh the clothes!!!!
The shalwar khameez(trousers and tunic) are to die for. Every woman looks so elegant.

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:42:21

Sari buying is a spectacle too. Big groups of women settle down in front of shelves stacked with thousands of 'em...

expatinscotland Wed 06-Aug-08 19:43:17


HOW on Earth do those scarves not get in the way??

my pakistani friend does that, wears this flowing tunic and trousers in 100+ degree denver hear, looking cool and comfortable.

i met her in a biology class and she was dissecting animals attired as such, looking totally collected.

i had my tongue out and stray hairs everywhere.

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:43:21

and barefoot blokes on divans unfold one after the other. I am doing all my Christmas shopping on Friday.

expatinscotland Wed 06-Aug-08 19:43:44

oh, god!

i'll bet the colours of those textiles is phenomenal!

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:44:11

Tis muslin. V light. Cox's Bazaar.Longest beach in world (100km) on border with Burma. Christmas destination.

FabioFridgeFluffFrenzy Wed 06-Aug-08 19:44:24

Are the children missing McDonald's? wink

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:45:28

Sunderbahns in south. Huge mangrove swamp where tigers are. Tea plantations in NE. (Sylhet) Trip next week.

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:45:30

Sunderbahns in south. Huge mangrove swamp where tigers are. Tea plantations in NE. (Sylhet) Trip next week.

moondog Wed 06-Aug-08 19:46:19

Will be staying in crumbling colonial guesthouses next week.
No Macdonalds in B'desh!!!! I asked!

FabioFridgeFluffFrenzy Wed 06-Aug-08 19:48:15


Alas no curry burgers.
I expect you're lovin' it.

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