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The mouth watering chaap that will delight your taste buds.

For the Love of Kabab

Naziba Basher
Photos: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo

Recently in Dhaka city, becoming the apparent 'student friendly' city that it claims to be, there have been new stores opening at every corner to serve the students of the city with delicious food at a cheap price. But there is just something about those old ones that keep the youngsters coming back for more. One such place, or more like a 'stall' of food is Kabab Karigar and Soup in Rabindra Sharabar, Dhanmondi Road 8.

The soft luchis that will melt in your mouth.

Rabindra Sharabar holds a special place in the students' hearts as it becomes the student hub of Dhanmondi in the darker hours. The night life in Rabindra Sharabar is absolutely fantastic, throbbing and buzzing with young boys and girls around every corner. Every one spends time catching up with friends and having their usual 'adda' with the addition of delicious and cheap food.

Kabab Karigar and Soup is one of the favourites in the area. It serves the ever so favourite 'chaap' in all its oily glory. The best part is the price. With the chicken chaap being the most expensive costing Tk 100, everything else there is below Tk 100 and they are in enough amounts to fill you up during a random hang out with friends. The beef chaap, chicken liver, beef boti kabab, chicken boti kabab, mutton boti kabab -- everything is priced at Tk 50 whereas the chicken soup would cost Tk 30 only. The luchis are small but absolutely amazing as they are soft and will just melt in your mouth. Costing just Tk 2 a piece, the luchi is something that you will want platefuls of. During the day time, Kabab Karigar and Soup will offer Parata as well, at Tk 5 per piece.

Chicken soup-one of the favourite items on the menu.

The hot and scrumptious delicacies.

The seating arrangements, of course, are, as they would say, 'random'. There are plastic tables with lots of plastic chairs lying around here and there. You just have to go and own your place or ask one of the 'mamas' to help you out. There are a number of other stalls around the place that sell drinks to go with your food.

One thing you have to keep in mind while hanging out at Rabindra Sharabar and eating at Kabab Karigar and Soup is that if you are a hygiene freak, this place is probably not for you. You have to be okay with bugs crawling around, tissue papers and other such 'things' lying here and there on the ground. One of the best parts about eating there is that after having a fulfilling meal, you can just take a long stride along the path right next to the lake to get yourself feel a little lighter after the greasy meal.

The ambience in Rabindra Sharabar, especially at night, is always up and alive. There are people chit-chatting and getting the pressure of studies off their chests and living it up. Every now and then you will hear a couple of young boys and girls sitting by the lake near Mukto Moncho with a guitar singing their hearts out into the night and just letting go. There are very few places in Dhaka city where you can actually do or see things like that and for a closed and jammed place like Dhanmondi, Rabindra Sharabar is definitely the happening place for students to relax and just enjoy the night with the best of food from Kabab

Karigar and Soup!

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