18 Best Delicious Sikkim dishes That everyone Must try atleast once
Have you ever been to Sikkim? The question is pretty hard because many people love traveling but just cannot go anywhere, but those who already have explored the country might have gone to Sikkim, no one even forgets to visit there. Sikkim is one of my favorite destinations, it has very pleasant weather and environment, and immense beauty, and really I would love to live there if I would have a chance to shit entirely. Being one of the most beautiful states in the country, its culture is so beautiful and obviously food. Any food lover would want to taste the food of Sikkim because its food is mostly influenced by its neighboring countries including Nepal and Tibet, which they are very close to it. The state has a variety of dishes to offer you and is, very delicious. Let’s take a brief look at its variety of dishes that every food lover would always want to look for.
1. Dal Bhaat
Dal Bhaat- very famous food in Sikkim, Bangladesh, and Nepal. This is a traditional food of Sikkim. Dal Bhaat is called the Dal Chawal in the northern part of India. Dal can be a different type, it depends on your taste and recipes. Like some want with sugar, salty, or spicy, etc. the Sikkim people consider this meal a simple and light meal.
2. Gundruk and Sinki
Gundruk and Sinki- are one of the most popular dishes of Sikkim because of their taste and health benefits. This dish is made of radish and cauliflower and then cooked with spices and tomato sauce. For Gundruk, mustard leaves are added for good taste. Also, the origin of these dishes is Nepalese.
3. Masauyra Curry
Masauyra Curry- this is the best-loved local dish of Sikkim and also a famous or popular Nepali cuisine. The fermented black gram is the main ingredient to make it more delicious. This dish is mostly served with cooked rice so that you have a taste of every spice. This is a must-try dish among all the cuisines of Sikkim.
Thukpa- Another authentic food of Sikkim you should try out is this delicious food. Sikkim street food is quite good and famous among travelers as well as the locals. Every restaurant in Sikkim serves this delicious dish. This is a Tibetan dish, meanwhile, the origin of this dish is Tibet. The dish is available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties.
Thenthuk- a variety of soup and one of the amazing dishes of Sikkim. Well, the dish is prepared in the form of noodle soup which includes vegetables, wheat flour, and meat. The soup is considered as best Tibetan food in Sikkim. While some people use vegetables to make them more healthy and it is lots of more benefits.
Dhindo- One of the famous dishes of Sikkim and quite popular among locals and tourists. The origin of this dish is Nepal but it is still popular in many parts of Darjeeling and Sikkim. Traditionally, the flour is prepared in buckwheat, it is an iron pan utensil called Palame Tapke and an iron spatula called Dabilo is used. And then this mixture is used in blending which brings a taste of Sikkim food.
Jaanr- the traditional drink of Sikkim. This drink is served in various varieties at local shops with different names like Bhaate Jaanr, Makai ko Jaanr, Simal tarul ko Jaanr, Jahun ko Jaanr, Gahun ko Jaanr, and many more which are very popular among tourists.
Momos- the one of worldwide famous dishes Momos, and Tibet’s one of the most famous and most delicious dishes. This is just not famous in Sikkim, even the whole country’s favorite dish of all time. Momos becomes very popular, even every kid’s favorite dish. It is set out in all the stalls and restaurants in the country and founds easily. Momos are a type of dish, which every Indian citizen is aware of, looks like I don’t need to describe what Momos is.
9. Sikkim Temi Tea
Sikkim Tea- the perfect for every tea lover. You will definitely finds it delicious. It’s so rich and refreshing as it is made with the finest tea leaves of the Temi tea garden. Moreover, it is served in unique traditional cups. This is the major and important drink of Sikkim that you must try.
10. Chhurpi Soup
Chhurpi Soup- the soup is made up of cottage cheese. This traditional food of Sikkim is served as a drink to guests like some of us ask for tea, or water in drinks. Cheese and paanch phoran are the important ingredients of this soup, which makes it more delicious. And for the refreshing taste, add some coriander leaves.
11. Bamboo Shoot Curry
Bamboo Shoot Curry- the Bamboo shoot curry is a standard dish of Sikkim and boiled bamboos are used to cook this curry. To reduce the bitter taste of bamboo they add turmeric to the curry. Sikkim food is incomplete without this famous Bamboo shoot curry. This curry is also called Tama Curry. It can be found in various places and restaurants in Sikkim.
12. Niguru with Churpi
Niguru with Churpi- is the yummy and delicious local snack of Sikkim. This is one of the most delicious dishes that is mainly cooked in every house in Sikkim. It’s a fermented food in which cheese is cooked with the fiddlehead fern, you should definitely try this once.
13. Kodo Ko Roti
Kodo Ko Roti- it is a Nepali cuisine that is one of the favorites in the streets of Sikkim. It is prepared with a combination of tomato achaar and the Kodo Ko roti. The pancake is prepared with finger millet as it is the main ingredient called Kodo. This is very delicious, you must try it once whenever you visit Sikkim.
14. Gya Kho
Gya Kho- the mouthwatering local dish of Sikkim. The soup is served in a chimney shape bowl, hence so as the name of the soup. This soup must be added to the list of favorite Sikkim food because of it has a delicious taste, try it. It is cooked under coal with lots of different ingredients and smells delicious.
15. Kinema Curry
Kinema Curry- It is a protein-rich curry and this is what makes this dish unique. It has a different taste or flavor after adding boiled soybean.
Chang- also called Thrombi and is a traditional drink of the Limbu people of Eastern Nepal. Chang is a local fermented alcoholic drink served with a bamboo pipe. You know, Sikkim has so many local drinks like these and is made of alcohol and also available at very low prices.
17. Shimi Ko Achar
Shimi Ko Achar- a quite popular vegetarian food in Sikkim. The other name is String Bean pickle. A flavored dish, the mixture of string beans seasonings with sesame seeds, lemon juice, and green chills. This is a healthy delicious dish and very easy to make at home.
18. Sael Roti
Sael Roti- Sael Roti means the bread is a popular dish in Sikkim. This just needs rice and water. Then deep fried in boiling hot oil. The fried bread is generally served with Potato Curry. The origin of this dish is Nepal and Tibet. This is a perfect dish that you must try when you are in Sikkim.
Here I have mentioned the top 18 dishes of the beautiful state of Sikkim, you should try these once whenever you visit Sikkim.