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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What local dishes is Darjeeling famous for?

Kirat S DEC 10 2012
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While on a visit to this serene hill-station, you cannot miss out on the delicious local dishes. Darjeeling is famous for a variety of dishes, and majority of the population being Gorkha (Nepalese) and Tibetan, dishes from Tibet and Nepal are more popular. So along with the Darjeeling tea, savour the wonderful culinary offerings of Darjeeling. Few of the famous local dishes of Darjeeling are:


  • Momos

    The name momo is almost synonymous with Darjeeling. The restaurants and vendors in Darjeeling offer a variety of momos, that are simply irresistible. Momos are prepared by stuffing minced meat ( mutton, chicken, pork, beef etc), vegetables or cheese in flour dough. The dough is then moulded in dumplings and offered with chilli sauce. Momos can be steamed or fried. Delectable momos can be savoured at any of the restaurants on the Chowrasta. Another famous place to enjoy momos is the Hot Stimulating Cafe, near Raj Bhawan.

  • Thukpa

    Another mouth-watering Tibetan dishes that is famous in Darjeeling is the Thukpa. It is a form of noodle served in soup along with vegetables or diced meat. Thukpa is the staple food of the localities in Darjeeling. Available at almost every local restaurant and road-side stalls.

  • Churpee

    Another popular local delicacy of Darjeeling, Churpee is kind of a cheese made from cow or yak milk. Churpee is mainly found in two varieties: hard and soft. It is usually consumed as a side dish with rice or chewed like a betel nut. Churpee is available at all local eateries in Darjeeling.

  • Darjeeling Tea

    Any trip to Darjeeling is incomplete if you haven't taken a sip of the world famous Darjeeling Tea. Cultivated in the tea gardens spread across Darjeeling, Darjeeling tea is in high demand not only in India but across the globe. The tea is available at all local restaurants and cafes. However, one of the best places to taste or even buy authentic Darjeeling tea is the Nathmulls Tea and Sunset Lounge, located on the Chowrasta.


Indulge yourself in the local delicacies of Darjeeling. After all the local food of a place will give you the flavour of what the place is all about.

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Ashish Kumar Aug 07 2014
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