President Abdul Hamid yesterday entertained visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping with Dhakai Kachchi Biriyani, shami kabab and aloo bukhara chutney as he hosted a dinner for his Chinese counterpart at the Bangabhaban.
Ten items were on the dinner menu. Poached giant king prawn and cream of mushroom soup were served to the guests as starters while smoked eel fish on crispy salad bed with a drizzle of light oyster sauce was there as entrée.
Chicken tikka, kachchi biriyani with shami kabab served with minted house sauce and poppadom; szechuan style shredded beef with onions, capsicum and mixed vegetables and plain rice were served to guests as main dishes.
The high-profile guests got traditional malai chop, seasonal fresh fruits and petit fours as dessert.
Prior to the dinner, a cultural programme was organised in honour of Xi Jinping at the Drabal Hall, with artistes from Shilpakala Academy performing there.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, former president HM Ershad and entourage members of the Chinese president, among others, attended the dinner.
Earlier, Xi had a meeting with Hamid at the Cabinet Hall of the presidential palace. The Chinese leader signed the Visitor’s Book at the Bangabhaban.