Suppose, you are Rabi and your friend is Amim who lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Now, write a letter to your pen-friend describing the foods and the food habit of the people of Bangladesh.
Write a letter to your pen-friend describing the foods and the food habit of the people of Bangladesh
10 R. K. Mission Road
15 May 2021
Have my love. I am in receipt of your 8th instant letter in which you have wanted to know about the foods and the food habit of the people of Bangladesh. Now I am giving you a pen picture of this.
Bangladesh is an agro-based country of South Asia where rice and fish are available. Rice is our staple food. It is said that we are ‘mache bhate Bangalee’ who possess ponds abundant with fish, shed full of cows and granary full of rice. Bangladesh is a country of rivers abundant with fishes of various species. We eat Pantha Bhat with Hilsa as well. There are a lot of herbal foods in our country. These foods come from different vegetables and fruits. Hence these are natural foods. We raise livestock and eat their flesh cooking usually and on some occasions.
We mainly take three square meals daily. During breakfast city dwellers generally eat ‘bread, fried egg, fried vegetables, biscuits, tea, etc. But the villagers at the same time mainly eat Pantha Bhat to which you are introduced in one of my former letters. The villagers can enjoy fresh vegetables that are almost impossible for the town people. Now the town people are bending to the fast food that is common in your county. A large number of our people nowadays eat biriani, polao and the like. Khai, muri, and chira are well known to our village people.
A little portion of our people is bending to Thai and Chinese restaurant at present. Infact the worldwide influence of globalization has already begun to level the uneven food habit across the world. But we Bangalee have been forwarding so long with food and food habits that originated with our age-old and prestigious culture.
I am putting an ending mark here.
Hope you all are hale and hearty in your family. I perhaps am coming to visit London soon.
Your friend Rabi