When your quest to find a new cuisine doesn’t come to fruition, you end up drowning your sorrows in a colossal burger that you’ve had a million times. However, all is not lost; if you’re still looking for a dish or two that’s bursting with flavours, Hobnob Coffee Dhaka is the place to be. Tucked away in Uttara’s sector-14, Hobnob brings you the tantalizing tastes of authentic Chinese. Here are four crowd favourites that we’ve picked for the month
Hobnob Beef Noodle Soup
This is what we’d like to call, ‘happiness in a bowl’; nothing speaks to the soul more than a generous serving of Hobnob’s Beef Noodle Soup. Using rice noodles that’s made from scratch, this wondrous concoction is completed to perfection with soft and succulent chunks of beef along with the crunchiness of fried onions and the earthy goodness of spinach. Have it while it’s hot!
Whoever said shrimp and chicken don’t go together is yet to try Hobnob’s delicious Siomai. These open-top steamed dumplings may look simple at the first glance; surprisingly though, these delicate delights pack a great deal of flavours. If you ask us, there’s heaven in every bite of these five pieces of airy and light dumplings. Dip it into soy sauce to get that extra zing!
BBQ Chicken Siopao
Soft like the clouds above; the baozis are steamed doughy pockets that are waiting to be filled with love. Even before they arrive at the table, you can smell the subtle hints of sweet and savoury coming your way. The best part? The snowy white buns break apart oh-so-softly revealing a juicy, caramelised onion chicken filling dipped in barbecue sauce. Need I say more?
Steamed Rice Noodle Roll
Made from scratch, this thin roll is made from a wide strip of rice noodles. Stuffed with a mixture of minced chicken, shrimp and wrapped in an egg omelette, your tastebuds will be on a roll. Drizzle a hint of soy sauce and scallions on top- and you have a sumptuous appetizer!
Photographs by Rafi Azim
Writers: Natasha Rahman and Rubab Nayeem Khan