Eating

A visit to the Hill Tracts offers a chance to broaden your palate beyond Bangladeshi cuisine. You'll find Adivasi restaurants in Bandarban and Rangamati, featuring the cuisine of the Marma and Chakma tribes respectively. Food here frequently uses a fish paste as a base (like Thai fish sauce), and is heavy on the ginger and fresh chilli. Buddhist practices place no prohibition on pigs, so you'll also find pork on the menu – and sometimes a very potent local rice wine.