An ode to the ilish

The Hindu Business Line | Jul 3, 2020 at 5:21 AM
  • It is difficult to pin down the South Asian monsoon to one particular season.
  • Bangladeshi food culture accommodates numerous preparations of ilish, but smoked whole ilish was a novelty, and my mother felt it should substitute for a birthday cake.
  • The experience was so harrowing that a friend, living in Singapore at the time, got my room-mate to bring me back fried ilish from Singapore.