Chanachur attracts visitors
Chanachur, one of the maximum popular traditional Bangla-deshi snacks, has been significantly sought-after through traffic to the Bangladeshi pavilion.
Made of wheat and rice dough baked in a traditional way and mixed and served with warm accompaniments, chanachur is part of the evening social scene in Bangladesh households.
However, it’s miles nearly unknown to citizens within the Gulf due to the lack of marketing efforts via importers who have selling it on the ethnic market.
“When we displayed chanachur on the Global Village two years ago there were not many takers due to the fact human beings didn’t know about it. Last 12 months we offered one full field of chanachur on the Bangladesh pavilion,” said M.N. Alam, owner of Alam Supermarket which has six shops within the UAE.
“Since last yr we have been presenting loose samples of chanachur and that they created a variety of hobby among traffic.”
Bangladesh’s purple and green flag changed into first hoisted on the Global Village two years ago by way of 5 young experts. “It was a very hard challenge for us as we had been no longer into occasion management.
But out of sheer patriotism and courage we managed to
put up the pavilion with 32 stalls, all promoting conventional Bangladeshi commodities along with handicrafts, jute products, conventional apparel, rural crafts, the famous nakshi katha, Tangail and the famous Zamdani saris, equipped-to-wear garments, tea, processed food, leather merchandise, leather footwear, embroidered products, terracota works, timber present items and real property,” stated Kazi Mazharul Anwar.
“Out of the 32 stalls we had 22 groups from Bangladesh and the last 10 have been from the UAE, all promoting Bangladeshi products.”
Among Bangladeshi merchandise, traditional garments which includes the shalwar kameez and saris, together with prepared-made clothes, handicrafts, ceramic tableware, dry meals, biscuits and real property are prominent. But in a few corners, Chinese merchandise overshadow those from Bangladesh.