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Habiby’s delicacies

Published : 02 Jul 2019 07:21 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 08:52 PM

Nestled in The Garage at Tejgaon, Habiby's, transcribed “My Love" in Arabic, is where you will be served not only the best tasting Mediterranean - Middle Eastern foods, but will experience the taste of passion, saturated with lots of love. This newbie, Habiby’s attracted the office-goers of Tejgaon and Gulshan with their affordable range of quality food fare. The place serves super-sized Shawarmas and Meat Over Rice bowls.

Adnan Khan, one of the co-owner of Habiby’s said, “Tejgaon is one of the busiest places in Dhaka. And amidst this hustle and bustle we tried to bring something hearty and fulfilling in an affordable range. Here, one can sit and relax and munch on foods after hectic office hours.” Shawarma and Meat Over Rice bowls are those foods that’s handy, filling, affordable and amazingly pleasing to your taste buds. So we tried to bring cuisines that are appetizing and tastes great too”, he added.

The shawarma here is the fastest selling item, as they can sweep your taste buds with an outburst of flavours. The generous chunks of chicken, veggies, and secret sauce make their shawarma so irresistible, that you have to eat it to believe it. The Classic Super Shawarma (BDT 130) meaty wrap is loaded with veggies, mayo and fries. It consists of flavourful creamy gyro chicken, fries, garlic mayo, tahini dressed with tangy mango mint/hot cilantro/Habiby’s special hot sauce wrapped in pita bread.

Chicken Shish Tawook (BDT 149) is made of cubed chicken marinated in Arabian spices with fries and drizzled with garlic mayo and coated with addicting tahini and mango mint sauce wrapped in soft pita bread. The wrap is comprised of plenty of chicken pieces. The meaty cheesy moist and crispy Hot Chicken Crisp Roll (BDT 199) consists of deep fried chicken breasts filled with garlic mayo hugged by pita bread.

The juicy meats that are skewered on big rods and cooked slowly, shaved and placed with pickles, tomatoes, and other tangy condiments create a constant craving. But the magic happens when you drizzle and dip the rolls into Habiby’s signature White and Red sauce or take your taste buds on an adventure with Mango Mint sauce or Hot Cilantro sauce!

Among Meat Over Rice bowls, Classic Gyro Over Rice (BDT 199) wowed me up. Thinly sliced gyro meat cooked in rotisserie is served with fries, fresh salads and crispy fluffy falafels, topped with Habiby’s white and red sauce. Chicken Shish Tawook Over Rice (BDT 230) is embraced with grilled chunks of boneless tender chicken fillet marinated with exotic blend of spices and served with crispy fries, falafels and veggies, paired up with flavourful rice.

Arabian Wings Over Rice (BDT 230) are packed up with fragrant Middle Eastern spices. They are full of flavor and finger-licking good, perfectly spicy. The wings are served on a bowl of hot rice topped up with veggies, falafels, salads and red and white sauce. Beef Kefta Over Rice (BDT 349) is prepared with grilled ground beef marinated in Middle Eastern spices! These delicious Mediterranean-style ground meat kebabs on skewers are served with fries, refreshing salads, falafels served on a bed of hot Arabian basmati rice topped with Habiby’s white and red sauce.

Well, they offer free home delivery to Niketon and Tejgaon and provide regular food deliveries at Banani, Mohakhali and Gulshan. Here at Habiby’s, you will be greeted with a smile and are sure to leave with one. They certainly vouch for their food. The quantity is good enough for one person. It will make you full plus happy by the end of the meal. And yes, it’s light for your pocket. Happy eating!

Place – Habiby’s, 222 Tejgaon I/A, Gulshan
Tejgaon Link Road, Dhaka 1208
Opening Hours – Sat to Fri
10am to 10pm
Meal for Two – BDT 400