5 Local Dishes In Shillong You Cannot Afford To Miss

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5 Local Dishes In Shillong You Cannot Afford To Miss

1. Momos


You may have tried momos a great number of times, but you must try them here. Famous in the northeast region of India, momos are best tried with spicy-tangy chutney a blend of dried red chili and vinegar. From street stalls to local food joints, many restaurants in Shillong provide fresh and hot momos with different fillings. Pork and chicken momos are very famous and loved by the locals. If you want to avoid street food, a popular restaurant is Hotel Broadway on GS Road which serves the best kind of momos.

2. Jalebis


In all the Indians cities jalebi is one of the most popular dishes. This divine treat is loved by people across the country and Shillong is no different when we talk about it. Although the food of Meghalaya is usually a far cry from that of Delhi or UP, one thing that keeps all of them together is the humble jalebi. The sweet is perfect eaten hot. Many sweet shops in Shillong serve hot and crispy Jalebis which are loved by the tourist.

3. Tungrymbai


You will find a number of people standing with small stalls at the local street in Shillong to serve their daily fix of Tungrymbai. The dish is popular in Meghalaya and is made by using the fermented soybeans that are grown in Shillong. You won’t be able to experience in anywhere in the country other than northeast India, so it’s definitely one of the top treats present in Shillong. The dish is best when it is tasted with bread or roti. Tungrymbai can be eaten at local street stalls in and round markets in the whole of Shillong.

4. Jadoh


This dish is the specialty of Shillong. Rice drenched in a flavorful mix of sour and spicy, layered with an assortment of herbs like mint leaves and ginger flower, along with pork meat gives it an amazing kind of taste. Jadoh is a Meghalaya treasure which can be tried anywhere in the whole of Shillong. A popular place to get Jadoh from is Jadoh’s in Don Bosco Square or Trattoria in Police Bazaar which serves the best of it.

5. Dohneiiong


Another favorite dish which you must not miss in Shillong is Dohneiiong. Pork cooked with black sesame seeds and soy sauce is just simply wow... The toasted sesame seeds, often found in Chinese cooking, take this dish to another level which gives a very different flavor. Dohneiiong can be found at a number of food stalls in and around the main city center as well as near the Police Bazaar.

So, these are the must-try dishes of Shillong that you must try and relish during your next trip.

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