Nahida Rahman Shumona, the High Commissioner-Designate of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to Brunei Darussalam today graced the BRUNEI Food Awards as one of the judges of the competition.
This is the first-ever culinary art competition in Brunei which involves different nationalities living in the abode of peace- Brunei Darussalam, according to a press release issued from Bangladesh High Commission in Brunei.
On Bangladesh's turn of show-casing signature dishes to foreign connoisseurs, the Mission Head galvanized her community folks into presenting the authentic Bengali dishes. At the Shantinoor restaurant in Shenkurong of Bandar Seri Begawan as many as nine Bangladeshi cooking houses treasured their best dishes for winning the prestigious Brunei Food Awards.
While Bangladeshi eateries in Brunei jointly tendered at least fifty courses covering the whole gamut of appetizers, main courses and desserts; the gastronomers considered only the best nine for the competition. Among the Bangladeshi foods, Chitoi Pitha, Shawrma, Beef Tehari, Bhuna Khichuri, Beef Kala Bhuna and Shorshe (Mustard) Illish garnered the highest appreciation of the epicureans.
Despite falling under the appetizer genre, the thirst-quenching Lassi and digestive Borhani were tested most. The Bangladesh round of the food art competition practically turned into a food festival - thanks to the participation of over a hundred of food enthusiasts. The event is expected to culminate through a gala awarding ceremony.