Food is a reflection of one’s culture and tradition. This Magh Bihu, if you are planning to indulge in ‘ekhaj Akhomia bhaat’ (Assamese thali), we know where you should go.
A must visit, it is located on the busy Ganeshguri Flyover area. This restaurant serves Assamese food at pocket-friendly prices. Cosy ambiance and waiters in traditional attire, give this place an authentic vibe. The menu is impressive and includes almost all traditional dishes. Fish cooked in authentic style is a must try. Don’t forget to try the tender pork with bamboo shoot. Their most famous items are pigeon in black pepper and duck with spicy urad dal.
Seven, Vivanta by Taj
Seven by Vivanta by Taj is one of the few places in the city that only serves Assamese meals, but also elaborate jolpan options in their buffet. Their traditional dishes like ‘khorika’ are presented in smart modern-day mason jars and you will be able to taste bhoot jolokia in many different avatars. Expect to be wowed here as your meal becomes an experience. Their signature dishes are patot diya haah aru koldil (braised duck with banana flower, steamed in banana leaf), masor tenga (bekti crusted with hurum and sour tomato gravy), and matir dailor logot khar (stew of black gram and banana stem).
Owned by celebrity Chef Atul Lahkar, the restaurant serves many wonderful traditional dishes. Their vegetarian thali contains most of the traditional dishes that you can think of. Signature dishes like khorikas (chicken, fish and pork roasted on bamboo skewers) and mass pura (mashed roasted fish), and chicken in sesame seed curry, are made with indigenous vegetables and herbs.
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