Dangerous Dining In Dhaka
There are more than 5,000 restaurants in Dhaka City. However, the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) registration lists only 1000 of these.
The remaining 4000 appear to be "missing".
As to the 1000 "official" restaurants, there are only 18 inspectors available to monitor the hygiene standards of these.
Needless to say the hygiene in most of them is generally abysmal. It is reported that restaurant owners often do not clean plates, glasses, and spoons properly; additionally, the water is dirty.
The restaurants are reportedly serving rotten fish, meat from sick cattle, and spoiled vegetables.
Infections of Escherichia coli (E-coli), Salmonella, and Shigella bacteria in restaurant food and street foods in the city are not uncommon.
Sounds like a place to avoid.