Bangladeshi food is parallel to Bengali food. The staple food of the people in Bangladesh is rice and fish. There are over 40 varieties of fish that are used in the cuisine of Bangladesh. Some of the commonly used fish are rui, rohu, katla, magur and chingri. Hilsa is a variety of fish that is also a favorite among the Bangladeshis.
One of the most relished items among the people of Bangladesh is the platter of the panta ilish. It consists of panta bhat and fried hilsa fish. A side-dish of fried shutki fish is served. The platter also consists of dal, onions and fresh green chillies.
The people of Bangladesh also enjoy variety of rather delightful sweets that include roshgulla, sandesh, gulab jamun and a huge variety of milk-based sweets.