With the rising popularity of Korean culture, art and music, the cuisine of the East Asian domain is also gaining recognition. And a picturesque Himalayan town is gradually emerging as the little Korea of India. Right from the streetside stalls to the posh eateries, Korean delicacies like bulgogi, bibimbap, sushis and kimchi preparations have found their places everywhere in Kalimpong, a town in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal dotted with buildings from the colonial era. Kalimpong is home to a plethora of attractions like Delo Park, Durpin Monastery, Mangal Dham Temple, 7th Mile View Point, Deolo Hills, Buddha Point and Lepcha Museum, to name a few.
Korea Comes To Kalimpong
Being nestled in Bengal, Kalimpong’s cuisine always had the influence of Darjeeling and Kolkata. Be it fluffy, thin-skinned momos or comforting fish curries with rice, kitchens in Kalimpong can make them impeccably. But the changing times are moulding the culinary culture too. New-age travellers are constantly on the quest for something untried and offbeat. And lanes in India dedicated to Korean food are sure to lure a large number of gastronomes. The Korean trend has taken over the food alley at Rishi Road and other similar destinations in Kalimpong, along with top-notch restaurants.
Where To Try Korean Food In Kalimpong?
The best places to try Korean food in Kalimpong include Seoul Full Korean Restaurant And Cafe, Heart in Seoul and Ktown PUBG Cafe. Alongside these, the bustling lanes of the town also comprise a slew of chic Nepali restaurants. In a nutshell, Kalimpong is the true paradise to relish pahadi dishes with a global influence. You can try highly authentic preparations from the Lepcha kitchens too in the town. Thus, when you plan a visit to Kalimpong, you can dedicate a day to Korean food and another to the traditional Lepcha cuisine.
The cold winds, the pretty lanes and the strong aroma of the dishes are sure to elevate your senses.