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Host: Nahid

Dhaka, Bangladesh

USD
$32-$118 per person

Authentic Bengali cusine with a celebrity chef

Host offerings
  • House
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Nahid

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a cooking demonstration and meal from celebrity chef, Nahid. Host of a cooking show, she travels around Bangladesh and features local produce in the dishes she creates.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Nahid’s food is a fusion of her mother’s royal coastal heritage and her father's Bikrampur tradition of fine cooking. Dishes you may enjoy include Barisal prawn malai curry (green leafy vegetables with prawn and coconut), shorsher eelish (hilsa fish in mustard sauce), eelish pulao, eelish bhapa (steamed hilsa), khasha (chittagonian broad bean dish), moogh dal (mung lentils), and peetha. Your menu may vary based on seasonality.

Cooking experience: (1-15 guests) After you are welcomed into Nahid’s home and given a chance to view the incredible art she collects, you will enjoy a cooking lesson in her kitchen. Nahid will teach you to prepare a 2-3 dishes and might also demonstrate how to cook a few more.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) Visit a local market where Nahid will show you her favorite vendors and unique local produce.

Notes: Nahid does not serve alcohol but guests are welcome to bring their own.

Languages spoken: English, Bengali

Traveler reviews

An amazing experience - Nahid and her family were so warm and welcoming - she's an amazing woman and an even better cook. This to me was the perfect Traveling Spoon experience. It was well-priced, an interesting cultural exchange, and a delicious, local feast.
- Becca

Dinner with Nahid was really the highlight of our trip. Food and art is so important to experiencing Dhaka and Nahid offers the chance to explore both. The food blew my mind. She has a beautiful home and prepared a feast of Bengali food that's hard to find outside her home.
- Sanjay

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Nahid

$32-$118 USD

per person
100%
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$44 $34 $32
Cooking Experience + Meal
$88 $76 $68
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$118 $108 $104
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$44 $34 $32
Cooking Experience + Meal
$88 $76 $68
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$118 $108 $104
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
8:00am-1:00pm

Meet Nahid

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a cooking demonstration and meal from celebrity chef, Nahid. Host of a cooking show, she travels around Bangladesh and features local produce in the dishes she creates.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-5 guests) Nahid’s food is a fusion of her mother’s royal coastal heritage and her father's Bikrampur tradition of fine cooking. Dishes you may enjoy include Barisal prawn malai curry (green leafy vegetables with prawn and coconut), shorsher eelish (hilsa fish in mustard sauce), eelish pulao, eelish bhapa (steamed hilsa), khasha (chittagonian broad bean dish), moogh dal (mung lentils), and peetha. Your menu may vary based on seasonality.

Cooking experience: (1-15 guests) After you are welcomed into Nahid’s home and given a chance to view the incredible art she collects, you will enjoy a cooking lesson in her kitchen. Nahid will teach you to prepare a 2-3 dishes and might also demonstrate how to cook a few more.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) Visit a local market where Nahid will show you her favorite vendors and unique local produce.

Notes: Nahid does not serve alcohol but guests are welcome to bring their own.

Languages spoken: English, Bengali

Traveler reviews

An amazing experience - Nahid and her family were so warm and welcoming - she's an amazing woman and an even better cook. This to me was the perfect Traveling Spoon experience. It was well-priced, an interesting cultural exchange, and a delicious, local feast.
- Becca

Dinner with Nahid was really the highlight of our trip. Food and art is so important to experiencing Dhaka and Nahid offers the chance to explore both. The food blew my mind. She has a beautiful home and prepared a feast of Bengali food that's hard to find outside her home.
- Sanjay

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$44 $34 $32
Cooking Experience + Meal
$88 $76 $68
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$118 $108 $104
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$44 $34 $32
Cooking Experience + Meal
$88 $76 $68
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$118 $108 $104
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 8:00pm-10:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
8:00am-1:00pm
FAQ

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    Most of our hosts are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free options. For vegetarian travelers, we have an icon on each host profile to indicate whether that host can also offer a fully vegetarian menu. There is a section in the booking form to note any allergies or dietary restrictions which will be sent directly to your host.

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    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

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