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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the local food items found in Guwahati?

Ravinder Malik DEC 10 2012
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Assamese cuisine is highly influenced by the climate, vegetation and the soil of the land. Rice is the staple diet of the people of Assam. It is also used to make variety of sweets and snacks, as well as beer. Fish also plays a major role in the cuisine of Assam. Uncanny ingredients like bamboo shoot, Khar (banana tree ashes) etc. are used to cook the various delicacies of Assam.

In beverages Assam Tea is very famous all over the world, being the highest in production and exportation. Also the tea from Assam is of very high quality and gives out a beautiful fragrance. And if we talk of beverages there are many type of home-made beer that is prepared in the Assamese households, rice beer being one of the major one. Among others there is zou prepared by the Bodos, aapong is prepared by the Mishing community, Ahom and Tiwa prepares xaj, hor by the Karbis, photika by the Kachari community etc.

To try out the authentic flavours of Assam, there are many restaurants in Guwahati, that offers delectable Assamese cuisine. Some of the restaurants that you can try out are :

  • Parampara Paradise
    The Paradise restaurant is one of the oldest restaurant in Guwahati that offers delectable Assamese cuisine. Here in Parampara Paradise if you get confused as to what to order on the menu, you can just go for the ‘Thalis’. They have got both vegetarian and non-vegetarian thalis that will suffice a person fully. It is the best way to try out the Assamese cuisine because the thalis will include all the major dishes that is had in an Assamese household.

    A meal for two would cost you somewhere around INR 800

    Address: GNB Road
    E of Ambari-Korpulkuri
    Telephone: +91-361-2666904
  • Delicacy
    Delicacy is a restaurant in the Ganeshguri area of Guwahati that is solely concentrated to the local cuisine of the state. You can find range of local cuisine of Assam, cooked to perfection. You can try out Akhaj (veg thali meal) for INR 80 which gives you unlimited quantities of rice and 2 types of dhal. There are also limited quantities of 4 types of vegetable dishes (a semi gravy, a green leafy vegetable, a pitika - mashed potato and a khar) and a sweet. Lime, green chillies, a spicy chutney and a pickle are served on the side. Sometimes they even include a complimentary clear vegetable soup.
    They also have range of fish and meat dishes that you can relish on to.

    R.G Baruah Road
    Telephone: +91-361-2233402
  • Khorika
    Khorika is a fine restaurant offering range of mouth-watering North-eastern dishes that you can savour on to. Various delicacies presented in the typical manner will make you remember you the flavours of Assam forever. You must try out the Duck cooked in bamboo shoot, which will blow your mind.

    Address: Khorika
    Opp Bora Service
    G S Road

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