Old Dhaka iftar market vibrant on first day of Ramadan
Staff Correspondent: Like every year, Chawkbazariftar market of Old Dhaka has turned into a bustling hub for Muslims observing Ramadan. As soon as Friday prayers end, vendors open up their stalls offering a variety of delectable delicacies, attracting fasting Muslims from all corners of the city.
Traditional items like Chola, Piaju, Beguni, Nimki, Ghugni, Egg Chop, Haleem, different types of naans, BoroBaperPolayKhay, Shahi Paratha, different types of kabab, different types of Jilapi, Sarbat items, dessert items are sold in the market.
However, many have complained that the food items were more expensive than previous years.
The beautiful decoration and smell of the iftar items attacked the buyers to purchase the iftar items. However, customers appeared to be dissatisfied with the item prices, which were reportedly higher than the previous year.
Md Simon, a resident of old Dhaka, said, “Even though we arrange iftar at home, it has become a custom to buy food from outside. We strive to fill the table with as many dishes as possible, regardless of our economic status.” However, Simon complained that the prices of the iftar items are much higher this year.
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