Fun & Food in Mymensingh District

We had very busy and intense days during the week, but there is always time for some fun, and for eating – what else is new! Rabbani Bahi is the Regional Manager of the Dabi Microfinace Program for the Mymensingh District and to my mind, he went above and beyond ensuring we were well taken care of.  Even going so far as jumping off his motorbike and redirect traffic to free up a path for our auto to get through a jam in Mymensingh City … right in front of the Traffic Police who did not seem to be doing anything, neither did they care. I loaded lots of photos on Facebook so check them out here:

And a few for the blog too ….. Sightseeing first.

This is the Zainul Abedin Museum which held a wonderful art exhibition of this Mymensingh local's work. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zainul_Abedin_Museum

This is the Zainul Abedin Museum which held a wonderful art exhibition of this Mymensingh local’s work.

For more info on the artist, click here.

Boating on the Brahmaputra River

Boating on the Brahmaputra River

Rabbani Bhai with some treats for us in case we get hungry - as if that would ever happen, we never stopped eating!

Rabbani Bhai with some treats for us in case we get hungry – as if that would ever happen, we never stopped eating!

Jarrod with our captain, sun setting behind

Jarrod with our captain, sun setting behind

The Bangladesh Agricultural University in Mymensingh, considered the largest agricultural college in Asia.

The Bangladesh Agricultural University in Mymensingh, considered the largest agricultural college in Asia.

Link to university website.

Mymensingh has it's own arts theatre - Bowen Island take note!!

Mymensingh has it’s own arts theatre – Bowen Island take note!!

After a deluge, the kids mucking around (literally) on the football pitch

After a deluge, the kids mucking around (literally) on the football pitch

Train coming through town

Train coming through town

And now to Food.  See also Facebook for photos of the BLC kitchen.

Delicious curd made at the  university. It was nearly as good as the King Curd of Bhaktapur, Nepal!

Delicious curd made at the university. It was nearly as good as the King Curd of Bhaktapur, Nepal!

These are gam, the fruits we got in the village and also from Rabbani Bhai's garden. Delish

These are gam (pronounced jam), the fruits we got in the village and also from Rabbani Bhai’s garden. Delish

Example of one of the many snacks served, we were not always at the BLC for snack time thankfully. The egg-shaped things are actually balls of sugar and milk, reduced down to make a paste, then made into balls and soaked in a syrup. The bread item is like chapati's deep fried and sprinkled with sesame.

Snacks.  The egg-shaped things are actually balls of sugar and milk, reduced down to make a paste, then made into balls and soaked in a syrup. The bread item is like chapati’s deep fried and sprinkled with sesame.

Jackfruit for dessert

Jackfruit for dessert

Monda is a Mymensingh speciality - again sugar galore with milk, very very sweet

Monda is a Mymensingh specialty – again sugar galore with milk, very very sweet

A typical lunch or dinner - a mountain of rice, deepfried fish and/or chicken, french fries for the westerners and cucumber with limes. What's not in the photo is a gorgeous chicken curry or fish curry, and a wonderful eggplant curry.

A typical lunch or dinner – a mountain of rice, deepfried fish and/or chicken, french fries for the westerners and cucumber with limes. What’s not in the photo is a gorgeous chicken curry or fish curry, and a wonderful eggplant curry.

And to Badminton – despite the hot and humid weather, we still managed to play a spot of badminton – no G&Ts tough :-(. Girls versus Boys, I think they were evenly matched.

Competitive game!

Competitive game!

Fabia getting ready for her now infamous smash hit

Fabia getting ready for her now infamous smash stroke

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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One Response to Fun & Food in Mymensingh District

  1. Renu says:

    Verry kool!

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