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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the famous local dishes available in Gangtok?

Vineet Sharma DEC 10 2012
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But, of course, we are aware that unless you have tried the local cuisines at this marvellous hill-station, you will not feel satiated. Then, we shall do our bit and list for you many of the popular local dishes available in Gangtok. Take a look-


  • Momos

    This traditional food-item of countries such as China, Nepal, etc, momos are the most popular and typically the most available food-item in Gangtok as well, in fact, in the whole of Sikkim. Available in as varied sources as the local roadside stalls to the very costly restaurants.
    Basically, a momo is a hot, steamed dumpling made of flour and stuffed with vegetables/minced meat/cheese. This is complemented with a home-made red chilli sauce, and sometimes even soup.
    Cafe Tibet at Gangtok is an ideal eatery to try these delicacies. The cozy little Potala Restaurant, when you head to the MG Road and go down the Lall Bazaar is famed for its amazingly delicious momos.

  • Thukpa/ Gya Thuk

    Thukpa is Tibetan-style noodles mixed in soup, and flavoured further with vegetables or minced food. It is much savoured by both tourists and locals alike and is available in all the prominent eateries of the town.
    The Denzong Inn, located on the Lall Bazaar Road, has a restaurant inside which serves awesome Thukpas(Denzong Cinema Chowk, Lall Bazaar Road, Lall Bazaar Road, Gangtok 737101, India ; Telephone: +91-3592-202692)
    Also you could try Cafe Tibet(Telephone: +91-3592-221269)

  • Gundruk and Sinki

    Gundruk is prepared by drying and decaying the leaves of the mustard oil/radish/cauliflower plant, which are then cooked and spiced with tomatoes and onions. Sinki, however, is made just of tap roots only. Due to their fermentation, they do have a little sour taste, and are generally consumed as appetizers.
    These dishes are best prepared at homes and most restaurants do not serve these dishes, though there obviously are exceptions. Such are the situations when being friendly with the locals really profits you.

    So folks, don't be left out of the exclusive treats that Gangtok has to offer to you.

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Ashish Kumar Aug 07 2014
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Vrinda Bali Sep 27 2016
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Those who say Gangtok is all about mountains are absolutely right until they have tried its local cuisine. The place boasts of some of the most authentic and lip-smacking dishes of hill stations. Some of the most famous local dishes in Gangtok are Momos, Thukpa, Wonton, Gyathuk, Thenthuk and Shah-Phaley (a Sikkim style kind of meat patty). You will easily find these delicacies in any local restaurant or even at a street side vendor. Apart from that a very popular appetiser relished by the locals is Gundruk and Sinki. They are slight sour in taste and are usually prepared at homes.



To enjoy the beauty and local delicacy of Gangtok, do the train ticket booking and head to the destination.
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