When someone offers 'mithai' (sweet) to a Bengali, we can rarely refuse as there is always some space left in our tummies for the sweet delicacies to satisfy the sweet tooth and our hearts.
Bengalis are known for their love for sweets. Be it a celebration over childbirth, or a dinner invitation – a Bengali ceremony is incomplete without sweets.
But, until now sweetshops were never popular among the consumers as a hang out place.
We always take out friends out to coffee shops, but what if these Bangali addas took place at a place, that has room for friends to hang out, and also offers the tastiest Bangali sweets. Mithaiwala has made it possible.
The shop's mild and soft pastel decoration, incorporated with floral patterns, is going to change your mood instantly once you step inside the outlet.
A wise man thinks wisely and it reflects on Mithaiwala's interior design. Classic books like War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy and Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle are stacked up on shelves for readers to read while they enjoy the delicious sweets.
The jilapis dipped into rabri can undoubtedly reshuffle has become the identity of the shop.
White and greenish kaju-pista (cashew-pistachio) rolls are going to make you fall in love with its perfect taste. The blend of ground cashew, almond, milk, and a sharp smell of cardamom will definitely win the hearts of many sweet lovers.
The sweets on display in Mithaiwala includes milky Indrani, Keaswar Bati, Dudh Chom Chom, Sponge Roshogolla and rajbhog among others.
The Kaju Pista rolls are priced at Tk1,800 per kg and Tk45 each piece. Kaju Barfi will cost same per kg and Tk40 for each unit.
Served on a rectangular golden bowl, resides an off-white fluffy sweet with chocolate chips sprinkled on top.
A soft and white Indrani sweet made of cottage cheese and milk resides just beside. Tasting these sweets will cost you Tk60 for each piece.
If you think this is all to the menu, you are wrong. As a Bengali, we have a hidden love for molasses (gur).
But if your taste buds do not favour the sticky sweet liquid, you can try the molasses flavoured Roshogolla and Barfi from Mithaiwala.
The sweet gurer roshogolla costs Tk720 per kg and Tk50 each piece, while Dora barfi gur costs Tk800 per kg and Tk40 per piece.
But, what if someone wants to have a bit of everything? Mithaiwala has that option too. The assorted box of sweets is priced between Tk200 to Tk2,500.
After a bon appetite, yogurt is best option to end the feast with. Mithaiwala has different flavoured yogurts that are available at Tk90 per cup.
The cup of mango yogurt with a subtle bittersweet taste, slightly sour baked blueberry yogurt can startle your taste buds.
While Mithaiwala serves people with unique sweets, they also care about the environment. Every item in the sweetshop is served on hand-made leaf plate. This has been their speciality from the very beginning.
Anyone visiting Mithaiwala can also try their savoury items and if you do want to order for home delivery, they have that option too.
Their shops has been designed to host small group of people and also for a lonely food lover who enjoys their own company.
So be with friends, family or yourself, Mithaiwala is always there to make your day a bit sweeter.