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5 Popular Foods To Try in Guwahati (Assam) – Places To Eat

Guwahati is considered as the gateway to the northeast. Its the largest city and serves as an educational hub for all the North East  people. The cuisines of Assam are simple in its style and ingredients.

Here’s a list of 5 popular foods you gotta try the next time you enter this gateway to the northeast.


Poita Bhat / Fermented Rice

Its one of the most popular Assamese cuisines and is accompanied with duck meat and other Assamese cuisine. You get one of the best in ‘Majulir Ekhaj‘ a restaurant near Sanmari, 7 km away from Guwahati railway station.

poila bhat

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Momo is a chinese / tibetan food made from flour which contains meat inside it and cooked in steam. Momo Ghar is known as the paradise for momo lovers in Guwahati. It is just 1 km away from the Guwahati railway station. Delicious momos (Chicken/Pork/Veg) are offered with hot soups.

Momo Ghar Guwahati

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Pork with Bamboo Shoot

Available in many hotels and food courts like ‘Naga food court’ in Pan Bazaar and Zoo Road Tinali. Pork roasted or Pork curry with bamboo shoot is provided with rice and other vegetables with least amount of oil.

pork with bamboo shoot guwahati

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Khorikat Diya Maangsho / Roasted Meat

It is available at ‘Khorika’ a restaurant in G.S. Road near Borah Service.It is served with rice and roasted meat and curry(meat/fish), dal, kharoli(an Assamese cuisine), Khorisa and spicy Achaar (pickles).

Khorikat Diya Mongoh

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Assamese Pancakes / Pitha

Enjoy delicious Assames pancakes made from rice, sugar and coconut. Available in the numerous road side food stalls.

assamese pitha

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For proper Assamese breakfast with curd, sugar, cream and Hurum, Handoh (Assamese cuisines made from Rice) you have to go to the Assam Emporium where you can enjoy all of these. It is just a mile from the Guwahati Railway Station.

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