Monday, October 15, 2007

What the humans in our household eat

As some of you know we are very fortunate to have our very own cook here in Dhaka! He is a great guy that can cook some really fabulous meals. He has previously cooked for a Belgian family, British family and many other expats. We are eating very well. We continue to eat chicken, pork and seafood, but no red meat. We eat both Bangladeshi dishes as well as more western dishes. Here are some of the things our cook has prepared for us: chicken kebabs with fried rice, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce (pictured here!) fried chicken with green beans and carrots, pork with mushrooms and b├ęchamel sauce, eggplant parmesan, shrimp and sauce over rice, shepherd’s pie (made with pork), rice with vegetables, chicken burgers, green salads with tomatoes, cucumbers and cilantro and of course, the national dish of Bangladesh-chicken with a great spicy sauce served over rice!

We have taught our cook how to make salsa, which is very good. We also eat out and have been to a good Thai restaurant as well as had many good meals at the expat clubs here. We had a good “pie” recently at the British club-it had chicken and mushrooms in a great crust. We have also eaten fajitas, shawarmas and pizza! We have eaten too many good desserts here and have found the chocolate cake and cupcakes to be a bit lacking but the vanilla cupcakes, chocolate cream pie, and milkshakes to be just like home-yummy! I am sure we will try more local dishes as our bellies get more acclimated to the region and will have more to share about those culinary delights in a later post! That’s it for now.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

This is like that one scene from Lady and the Tramp where Lady (...and the Tramp? what was the boy dog's name? Not that Dave is a tramp, but you get the drift) are eating spaghetti. Adorable!