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Hungrynaki Reviews: Gloria Jeans

Gloria Jeans is an international coffee based franchise. It has come to the Bangladeshi shores and has become one of the must-go coffee places in Bangladesh for coffeeholics. It might be one of the most frequented coffee places in Dhaka. While there is a whole roster of coffee options to choose from, there are also snacks and meals that you can buy from Gloria jeans.

Our Review has broken down the many aspects of how the international coffee juggernaut has fared in Bangladesh. While tea-based alternatives and the price may be a bit steep, this brand has its followers. It is because of their international level of coffee blends and flavors on show. While we Bangladesh has a love affair with its lemon or masala tea, it is pretty apparent why coffee has gained such a following among Bangladesh.

You can check out the menu from Gloria Jeans Bangladesh. Order your favorite coffee, snacks, and Groceries from Hungrynaki as well.

History of Pizza: Origins of A fast food legend

Pizza is a circular flat bread that oozes cheese, meat, sauces, and salads. That is such a basic and almost criminal description of arguably one of the most famous items in fast food and comfort foods. Whenever you talk about fast food pizza and burgers are the first food items that float up in our mind. But, whenever we speak about Pizzas, we get caught up in its taste and ingredients. But don’t you ever want to know what the pizza’s origins are? Where did the round flat bread originated? And how did today’s pizza come to be? Well, we will be answering these questions today, as we tell you about the origins and a brief history of Pizza!

The beginnings

The history of the pizza timeline is a bit longer than you may think. Pizzas are an ancient form of food. Flatbreads with toppings such as the modern pizza, were regular items in the food tables of Romans, Ancient Egyptians, and Greeks. But the modern or traditional pizza came into existence in the city of Naples. Naples is an Italian city in the Southwestern region. Here, in the 1700s , Naples city had a lot of working class people. As a waterfront city, these working class, poor people became a dense part of Naples City. The people here had a need to consume quick meals to get to their work quickly. So, around that time, the round flatbread with herbs, toppings, and small fish like anchovies became quite popular. Thus, Pizza was born. Small street vendors in Naples, sold these Pizzas to meet the needs of the blue collar Naples workers. 

King Umberto and Queen Margherita Helped Popularize the Pizza in other parts of Italy

After the unification of Italy in 1861, Their king at the time (Umberto the first), travelled with his queen to naples. They had had enough of their upper class French standard of food that they were being served during their travels. So, the king ordered his subjects to bring a mix of Pizzas from Naples. Queen Margherita enjoyed Pizza topped with soft white cheese called Mozzarella along with tomatoes and green basil. That certain Pizza was named Pizza Margherita from then on.

Progression

Lombardi’s was one of the first Pizza restaurants in New York.

After the origin of Pizza, the flatbread would be just popular within Italy. After the 1940s though, Italian Immigrants would come to the shores of the United States, because of the raging World War. The immigrants from Naples came to U.S cities such as Boston, St. Louis in Missouri, Chicago, New Haven, and of course, New York. Immigrants would make crusty reimaginings of the Naples pizzas. As immigrants got work as factory help, the eating habits spread like wildfire. Non-Italians were also falling in love with the many toppings, smells, and cheesy goodness of the Naples delicacy. In Manhattan, Gennaro Lombardi was the first vendor who registered as a Pizza store in Manhattan. It’s still in operation to this day. There were many other pizza places opening up in the U.S. like Pepe’s, Mario’s, etc. 

History of Pizza: The Present

After the 2nd World War, American industries spread across the world. Pizza had already been established as an American import, in spite of its Italian origins. It spread across the world. Even Pizza places opened up in Bangladesh. Domino’s, Pizza Hut spread across 60 countries and now Pizza is an international fast food. 

Now, you can order your favorite Pizza from Hungrynaki. Choose from our wide variety of restaurants and enjoy your favorite pizza slice!

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Hungrynaki Reviews: Chillox Burger

Chillox is one restaurant that has helped to usher in the new burger popularity in Dhaka. If you haven’t heard about Chillox Burger yet, then you’re in luck. Our Review breaks down the good and the bad. Our Ratings gives a good over view of what you should expect from Chillox Burgers.

There’s no denying the fact that burgers have become one of the essential comfort foods in Bangladesh. At one point in time, the burgers we ate were but a pale imitation of the ones we get to enjoy today. Just two bun slices with a patty made of onions, and if you were lucky you would get a cheese slice! Small bakeries used to sell burgers like this. But now, the burger game has changed for the better. Restaurants and Chains have brought the international burger to the forefront with their own unique recipes. Chillox brings that international flair to their menu. The menu for Chillox Burgers has a wide range of burgers.

You can check out more burger places and more of your favorites from Hungrynaki!

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A Basic Chicken Biryani Recipe

A pure Bangladeshi foodie knows the specialty of a  Biryani. Puran Dhaka has an iconic bond with Biryani, as many people connect the area with it. But in recent times, New Dhaka has also come up with new outlets to satiate the people’s never ending demand for a proper biryani. Biryani is one of the most popular comfort foods of Bangladesh. Now, if you can’t seem to go out (in the pandemic and lockdown, don’t risk it anyway!), and you can’t order your favorite biryani for some reason, we have your back! Here we have a basic chicken biryani recipe for you to whip up at your home. 

The Item: Chicken Biryani

While we are more than aware of the more famous mutton variant Kacchi Biryani, the Chicken Biryani variant is the second most popular variant in the Biryani family. Because, Chicken goes well with almost every rice dish! Biryani is no exception. Although the overall process is quite different from the kacchi variant. We will break down how you can cook for your family at your home.

Chicken Biryani Recipe Ingredients (Four Persons)

  • 500 Grams of Basmati rice
  • 1 Kg Chicken (Thighs and Breasts pieces Preferably)
  • 6 tablespoons of yoghurt
  • 2 and a half tablespoons of Ginger garlic Paste
  • Biryani Masala or Garam masala if biryani Masala isn’t available – 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon read chilly powder
  • Half tablespoon of turmeric (ground up)
  • 2 tablespoons of Lemon juice
  • 2 bay leaf pieces, 
  • 8 green cardamoms
  •  Cloves
  •  2 cinnamon pieces
  •  2 star anises
  •  1 and a half teaspoons of Shahi jeera
  •  2 strand maces

Preparation

Preparing the Chicken

First, Mix the Chicken with the other ingredients apart from the rice. Set the mixture aside for at least an hour. You can also let it sit overnight. While the mixture sets, you can take the rice in a large pot and rinse thrice for good effect. Next, you have to cook the meat. Take a small amount of ghee or oil in a pressure cooker or large bottom pot. Take 2 bay leaf pieces, 8 green cardamoms, cloves, 2 cinnamon pieces, 2 star anises, 1 and a half teaspoons of Shahi jeera and 2 strand maces to cook the chicken.

On a pan, cook sliced onions until they become a light brown shade. Add the marinated chicken with the whole spices. Cook for five minutes, or until they become a pale shade. Lower the flame then and keep cooking the chicken until it becomes soft and cooked through properly. Now add the yoghurt, biryani masala, red chilly powder, 1 tablespoon green chilli powder, and mint leaves to the chicken

Prepare the Biryani

Mix both the rice and the chicken very well in an even manner in one layer. In a separate pot, pour 6 cups of water, and pour half or 1 teaspoon of salt. Stir the water and once it’s salty, pour 4 cups of water across the side of the cooker. Pour the rest of the water on top of the rice.

Make sure the rice is evenly distributed on top of the meat. You can add mint leaves if you want. Once this has been done, cover the cooker. Keep cooking the rice, if undercooked, add more water from time to time. When it’s done, let it rest for approximately 20 minutes. Remove the Cooker and serve in layers. 

Chicken Biryani Prepared and Ready to Serve!

There are many more variations of the chicken biryani recipe, but this version should be easy enough to make. If you don’t really feel like cooking, then Hungrynaki brings you the best biryani restaurants in Dhaka. Order from home, be safe and enjoy!

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What are Comfort Foods? Know exactly what they are

Food is one of the basic needs and a topic for spirited discussion among us. Our food gives us the energy to power through the day and keep our body functional. But food just doesn’t have to be a necessity. A very big part of food is providing enjoyment, giving fulfilment of the mind, and fulfilling the taste buds. That is where the term comfort foods come in. Because of the enjoyment portion, comfort foods have become a huge part of our regular food habits. But, more often than not, most people don’t really know of the term itself! So, here we are breaking down the question: “What are comfort foods?”

What is a Comfort Food?

We mentioned how we need food for our nutritional benefits. But, We also need food for our minds as well. Do you ever get a craving for a certain food? You might not have felt hungry in particular, but you just wanted to have something? On a summer day, you might have felt like having an ice cream cone or may have just wanted to get your favorite soft drink. This is what it means as a comfort food. Snacks, fast foods, ice cream etc. can be called comfort foods. So if you ever thought “Is ice cream a comfort food?”, then you were right. 

If we were talking about specific ingredients, then we would see that these foods have a lot of Carbohydrates or Sugar. But healthy comfort foods are also being made all over. So, there are healthy options that also give you comfort.  

So, any food can be a comfort food if it gives you enjoyment. Sometimes, if you have nostalgic value attached to a food item, then that’s also a comfort food. 

The Most popular Comfort foods in Bangladesh

Biriyani, one of the most popular  comfort food in Bangladesh
Biriyani, The most popular local comfort food in Bangladesh.

There are quite a lot of foods that we eat as comfort foods. As Bangladeshis, there are quite a few popular comfort foods. The most popular comfort food of local origin is the Biryani. It is one of the foods that Bengalis have to celebrate and feel good about an event or anything really. We even make biryani at home when we want to experiment. Jhalmuri is one of the more popular street foods which has a lot of nostalgic value attached to it. We can count on the fact that there are a lot of friends who are experts in gobbling down plates of Fuchka and Chotpoti! Puri, Piyaju, and Shingara are three small local restaurant foods that are also popular. These street foods along with Alur Dum, Bhelpuri, Chanachur mix, Gola Ice creams, Chori bhaja etc. are some of the most popular Deshi Comfort Foods you will encounter. 

But, in recent times foreign foods such as Pizzas, Chicken Fries burgers, pasta, spaghetti, chinese cuisines, and international fast food items are quite popular among Bangladeshi foodies as comfort foods. Continued success of international franchises such as KFC, Pizza Hut and recently Domino’s has only made international comfort foods much more appealing to Bangladeshi audiences.

Be Careful

While it is certainly enjoyable to be chowing down on your favorite comfort food dishes, you really have to make sure you don’t go overboard. Because comfort foods concentrate on the taste, many food items may not agree with your health goals. Be responsible and pace yourself when you are consuming comfort foods. So, mix it up with healthier options as well as tasty food items. You won’t be putting on extra weight and check your health goals at the same time.

Whatever may be your favorite comfort food, Hungrynaki has access to the highest quality of restaurants in Bangladesh. Check out the restaurants and have your favorite comfort food delivered to your doorstep. 

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Omelette Recipe for a Jumpstart to your morning

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Doctors and Nutrition specialists always put emphasis on the many benefits of a complete breakfast. An iconic ingredient of any breakfast is the egg. Eggs have also been one of the favorite items of breakfasts in Bangladesh as well. We have heard about classic egg items. But the omelette remains the quintessential egg item in breakfast. If you have a flavorful masala tea with your omelette, you’ll have a wonderful breakfast. If you want to be fancy, then there are quite a lot of vibrant egg omelette recipes that you can easily whip up at your home. So, today we will be bringing a simple yet tasty omelette recipe for you to try your hand at.

Omelette Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 eggs (large is good)
  • Kosher salt (according to taste)
  • Black Salt (Ground up)
  • 1 pinch of red chilly powder
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • A quarter cup of shredded cheese

Preparation

First, take the eggs and beat the eggs into a bowl. Keep beating until there are no whites left. Start seasoning the eggs with the kosher salt, black salt and chilly powder. Take a non-stick pan (for best results), and melt the butter over medium heat. Put in the seasoned eggs and make sure the egg covers the whole pan. As the egg starts to set in, drag the cooked portions into the centre using a ladle or spatula. Let the uncooked portions go to the edge of the pan. If the bottom is set with the top a little wet, pour in the cheese. Now fold the sides on to each other. You can add chives in this as well. Take the egg into the plate and enjoy your homemade omelette with top notch tea and bread for your breakfast.

You can order your favorite gourmet breakfast from your favorite restaurants from Hungrynaki!

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A Masala Tea Recipe for Tea Lovers

The time is always right for a steaming, soothing cup of tea. There are very few people in our family, society, or even the country who don’t like tea. Some people are downright obsessed with tea! So, it is time to honor the inner tea lover in you. Masala tea or Cha (some people call it Chai), is a delicacy in tea that most tea lovers don’t want to miss. Especially in this monsoon season, it’s almost a necessity. Most people who have blocked sinuses or have cold related problems, consider this an all-round -the-year drink. With continuous rain on the horizon, let’s talk about a simple Masala Tea Recipe that you can whip up at your home easily. A steaming hot tea, after a healthy breakfast with a tasty omelette and juice can get your morning started in a jiffy.

Let’s differentiate Masala tea from the normal one first. When we use a certain type of whole spice or a number of whole spices with regular tea, then we get Masala Tea. But there is a certain method or measure of what you should add, or how much you shouldn’t. So let’s break down a simple recipe for you to follow at home. 

Masala Tea Recipe: Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon tea powder or leaves
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 3 cloves
  • Half or one piece of Cinnamon
  • 4 pieces of Green Cardamom
  • Milk (According to Preference)

Preparation

First, we have to take the spices and ground them up, preferably in a small mortar or use a knife’s sides. You can crush them into fine powder or leave a few bits. In consequent preps you will know your preferred flavor. 

Then, pour the water in a teapot and add the tea leaves. You can also use tea bags (3-4 bags). Make sure you let the black tea simmer first. Keep the flame on the low side, that will ensure the best taste. Boil for a few minutes until the tea turns light dark. Add the ground spice along with ground ginger if you want. 

Add sugar to the concoction next, 3-4 tablespoons should be enough. But that depends on your preference. Next, Pour milk according to your preference into the simmering milk. Keep the mix on boil for a few minutes until the tea turns dark. If you want a thicker texture, let it simmer for a bit. Add tulsi leaves for a more spicy flavor variation. Take a taste test, if you see the milk taste isn’t there, then let it simmer for a bit. Next, Filter out the leaves and enjoy your healthy and steaming Masala Chai!

If you still have some craving for bubble tea or hot mocha after your masala tea session, search your favorite coffee and tea places on Hungrynaki. Enjoy the monsoon with a cup in your hand! 

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Restaurant Review: KFC Bangladesh

If you are craving some hot spicy chicken items, then KFC is waiting to serve the best meal for you.

KFC (short for Kentucky Fried Chicken) is one of the world-known chicken restaurant chains. KFC Bangladesh is also most popular among chicken lovers. You can find KFC outlets in Dhaka, Chattogram, Bogura, Cox’s Bazar, Khulna and Sylhet. So if you have a sudden chicken craving, you can easily go to the nearest KFC restaurant to treat yourself. However, you can also get your favorite KFC food item right at home by HungryNaki home delivery.

The promise of quality that comes with the name KFC is really worth tasting. the Fried chicken of KFC as cheered by the world is also very good in the Bangladeshi Stores of the KFC outlets. KFC has surely kept its level of standard here in Bangladesh as well.

As an international brand, KFC Bangladesh has been pleasing local food lovers since 2006. You can find nice, gorgeous and elegant KFC outlets inside and outside Dhaka. However, KFC does not just give attention to well-decorated outlets, but also to the great quality of foods, attitude of the workers and the value it adds to the local food industry.

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There are several infamous KFC food items are waiting for you. KFC’s unique items are smoky grilled chicken, hot & crispy chicken. You can find here smoky red chicken, Hot & Crispy Chicken. Boneless Strips and Hot Wings. These smoky & crispy chickens are delicious enough to remind you of the slogan of KFC- It’s finger lickin’ good!

KFC has a lot of burger items like Tandoori Zinger Burger, Classic Zinger With Cheese, Super Charger Burger, Hot Chicken Burger, veggie Fusion burger, etc. Each of them is a treat for your tastebuds! They have also several tasty rice bowls like Hot and crispy Rice Bowl, Smoky Red Rice Bowl, Hot wings Rice Bowl, etc. You can also get snacks and your favorite beverages in KFC Bangladesh.

Food is always served fast, hot and fresh in KFC. Their price range is a bit more crucial than local restaurants but comparing to the quality and taste you’ll surely feel that the pricing is okay. Moreover, KFC often gives exciting offers such as a combo meal, buy one get one and many more impressive deals.

Now all your favorite KFC food is just at your fingertips in the HungryNaki app. Let’s order KFC items online and get your desired delicious food home by the fastest food delivery service in Bangladesh.