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20 | news Banglalink brings Brazil to Bangladesh | Natasha Rahman

With the FIFA World Cup torching the skies, on June 12, Banglalink organised “Brazil in Bangladesh” a phenomenal carnival for the football buffs in Brazil Churrasco, Gulshan. Partnering with Brazil Churrasco, Magnito Digital, Plaantik and Melonades this football fiesta was on a league of its own! Bringing together appetising food stands, football merchandise stalls, and a meet and greet with national footballers of Bangladesh, the event was a haven for football lovers. Launching the country’s first football app “Plaantik” the football updates would now be just a few clicks away. With the carnival games such as the freestyle zones, foosball, PS3 FIFA tournament, there was Max Mystel, working his street style magic and comedy and keeping everyone in high spirits. And it doesn’t end there – the cherry on top was an exhibition of rare football pictures and a spectacular screening of the opening ceremony and the scintillating match between Brazil and Croatia. From June 28, the sehri fans can watch the screening of some of the high voltage games, take part in quizzes and win gifts during match nights!

Southern Chinese Food Festival kicked off at Westin Discover the flavours of Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine at The Westin Dhaka’s Seasonal Tastes (level 2). A press conference was held on June 12 at the Westin Dhaka Silver Room. Qu Guangzhou, chargé D’Affairs, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Dhaka, Bangladesh and general manager, Daniel Muhor from the Westin Dhaka with their senior management inaugurated the ceremony. Guest chefs Sam Zheng and Cary Deng from China presided over the Kitchen of Tastes restaurant with their expertise and passion of Chinese cuisine. Szechuan & Cantonese cuisines have their unique style of cooking. Szechuan dishes are spicy, although a typical meal includes non-spicy dishes to cool the palate. Szechuan cuisine is composed of seven basic flavours: sour, pungent, hot, sweet, bitter, aromatic, and salty. Cantonese cuisine is one of the eight culinary traditions of Chinese cuisines. Many cooking methods are used for this cuisine, with steaming and stir frying being the most favoured due to their

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convenience and rapidity. Other techniques include shallow frying, double steaming, braising, and deep frying. In Cantonese cuisine, a number of ingredients such as spring onion, sugar, salt, soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch, vinegar, scallion oil, and sesame oil, suffice to enhance flavour, although garlic is heavily used in some dishes. The special attraction of the festival is the dimsum which was served during the festival to represent the authentic Chinese cuisines.

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