5 Lip-Smacking Northeast Dishes Other Than Momos That You Should Try!

by Yogita Chainani

Northeast India is known to house some of the most beautiful places in our country. Be it the serene Tawang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh or the picturesque Gurudongmar Lake in Sikkim, every state in the Northeast has something magnificent to offer. And when we talk about food, people often think that the Northeast is all about momos- however, there’s so much more to food in the Northeast. Here are five dishes besides momos that you must try right away.

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5 Dishes In Northeast You Must Try Now

1. Thupka

If you love soup and noodles, this dish is for you. Made it vegetable/chicken broth, veggies, meat, and noodles- this dish is a wholesome meal that you cannot miss when in the Northeast. The noodles used are usually made of Wheat or all-purpose flour and are steamed and finally added to the soup.

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2. Chhurpi

The name sounds off, but the dish is super tasty. Chhurpi is cheese made from Yak’s milk and is widely consumed and available in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. People have Chhurpi soup with rice, and achar of the same product also tastes great. You can make a lot of dishes with Chhurpi; hence you must try this in Sikkim and Arunachal. 

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3. Sha Phaley

There’s a lot that Sikkim has to offer besides the picturesque landscape, and food is one such thing that will make you fall in with this Northeastern land. The food of Sikkim is a blend of three cultures- Nepalese, Tibetan, and native Sikkimese. And one dish that you must try in Sikkim is Sha Phaley. Sha Phaley is a deep-fried bread stuffed with beef and cabbage. It looks like fried dumplings but tastes completely different. 

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4. Galho

Not all northeastern dishes are either fried or steamed- there’s a lot that the states have to offer besides these things. And Galho, which is widely popular across the Northeast, is similar to Khichdi. In Galho, the meat of choice and fermented soybean is used to add flavours to the dish. All the ingredients are boiled, and the result is super nutritious.

5. Kinalas

If you love non-veg, this dish from Nagaland is for you. Made it head of the pig, brown sauce, and hottest chillies in the world, this noodle dish is a must-have when in the northeast.