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Porabarir Chomchom goes international, puts Tangail on the map

  • Published at 10:31 pm December 19th, 2019
Porabarir Chomchom
Dhaka Tribune

The dairy goodness, designed and shaped by master sweet makers of Tangail, carries with it the century-old tradition which dates back to the 19th century

The famous Porabarir Chomchom—also known as the king of all sweets—which is beloved by the countrymen for centuries, has successfully achieved recognition worldwide for its rare flavour and unique taste.

The dairy goodness, designed and shaped by master sweet makers of Tangail, carries with it the century-old tradition which dates back to the 19th century.

Its burnt brick-colour outside and juicy sweet filling inside, made from chhena and semolina dough, and dipped in sugar syrup, creates a truly mouthwatering taste.

According to sources, in the British period, Porabari on the bank of the Dhaleswari River was a small but busy port where goods-laden steamers and launches anchored almost every day. This helped the local sweet make its mark wide and far.

Dilip Chandra Ghosh, a Chomchom maker from Porabari, said: “The sweets we make here have good name in India, Malaysia, Dubai, America, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, for its quality and taste. The Chomchom makers here once used the sweet Dhaleswari River water as an ingredient but not anymore. This craft was passed onto me by my ancestors.”

Where to find

Porabari is a village, situated about 6km west of the Tangail town and apart from Porabari, this Chomchom can also be found in Pachani bazar of the town.