Bangladeshi Omar Farooq successfully sells cakes in the open air.
Md. Ariful Islam, Khagrachhari Representative.
One has to stand in a long line for half an hour to get an order. Crowds of people of all ages flock to Omar Farooq’s shop in Jalliapara, Guimara Upazila, Khagrachhari on a winter’s afternoon to taste the steamed rice made with rice powder, Patali molasses and coconut. From noon to 11 pm the smell of eating cake.
He earns 6 to 7 thousand rupees by selling cakes every day. He earns about two thousand rupees every day. On an average, his monthly income is 50 to 60 thousand rupees. Omar Farooq of Jalliapara has seen the face of prosperity by selling cakes.
It can be seen on the spot, Vapapitha shop on the side of Jalliapara Union Parishad road. The name of the shop is Omar Farooq. He has been selling vapapitha here in winter season for about 5 years. It can be seen that a small cake wrapped in paper is being unloaded on a hot cake and Dedarche is being sold. Placing pots in three moon-shaped ovens for making cakes. The fires are burning in the stoves and steam is being made in the heat of the steam through the earthenware leak placed in the mouth of the pot filled with water. An assistant is selling it. Md. Osman Gani, who came to eat the cake, said that he had to stand in a long line for half an hour to get the cake in the evening. People from far and wide come here to eat molasses vapapitha.
Three years ago, he started selling Vapapitha on a winter afternoon in an abandoned vacant lot in Jalliapara. Gradually he continued to see the face of success. When asked, Omar Farooq said that by selling a piece of cake for 10 rupees, he earns 6 to 7 thousand rupees per day and an average profit of two thousand rupees per day. His monthly income is 50 to 60 thousand rupees. He is teaching the children to study by running the family with this income. She is OK with her family now. Saw the face of prosperity.