Food is Pelling is inspired by the Buddhist culture, Nepalese, Tibetan, and native Sikkimese dishes. The taste of the native food would refresh you with the use of fresh vegetables, soupy texture, Rice being the integral part and main usage of non-vegetarian items. You will find that most of the restaurants are serving Non-veg types which not very common in other parts of the country. As the place gets tourists from all over the country with different fooding habits so you will find Veg Momo, Thukpa, Veg noodles, pau bhaji, chole bhature, and other north Indian dishes as well. They have a process of fermenting the vegetables so that they can be used later on when required. If you want to taste the authentic traditional food then Pelling is the place for you.
Momo also is known as Dimsums at some places is a very common dish nowadays. You will be surprised to know that originally it comes from the Tibetan kitchen. This dish is enlisted on the menu of every restaurant you visit in Pelling. They have used some great Sikkimese flavors to make it even more enriching to taste. It is made of white flour and fillings can be changed to create a lot of variety for the guests. In Pelling they have normal cabbage fillings the classic one apart from they have pork, chicken, cheese, noodles, chillis, and much more. There is various type of preparations as well like steamed, fried, Tandoori. If you want to try the real taste then the best place would be Melting Point, Kabur Restaurant, Big Bowl.
This is again one of the famous dishes from the Pelling. This is primarily originated from Tibet a Hot Noodle soup with the use of mixed vegetables to make it more healthy. There are some Sikkimese versions of the dish available which you can try. Very common vegetables are used such as mushroom, cabbage, onion and even chicken go well for non-veg lovers. Normally as per the Indian curries are famous to be spicy they use garam masala and chillis to make spicy. You may find the traditional taste of Thukpa in Melting Point, Big Bowl, Big Chill.
It is very popular in the northeastern state Sikkim and quite liked in Pelling. This soup is made out of fermented fresh vegetables. Gundruk and Sinki are usually used as appetizers as they are lactic. Gurdruk is made post-fermentation of the veges such as mustard leaves, Rayo sag, radish, cauliflower whereas Sinki is prepared primarily from the radish taproot. This is a Nepalese dish that has been done some local modification by the local region and it is considered very healthy. You can taste this dish at Melting Point.
It is a non-vegetarian dish primarily famous in the part of the Sikkim. This dish is made out of pork. Apart from this there are two main complementary ingredients are chili and radish. You will normally find this dish often being served in summers. It is served hot with a rice combo most liked by the people. You can take pleasure of this dish at Delight Hotels.
It is a traditional dish that originated from Nepal and quite prevalent in Pelling and considered one of the main dishes. It is ring-shaped rice bread or doughnut. It is primarily prepared from rice flour and given different flavors normally sweet in taste. Looks very temping would create an urge for you to taste it. You can find this unique dish at Melting Point Restaurant, Hotel Dubdi.