Guwahati, the largest city located in Assam is known to be the most vibrant city in North East India. The city of Guwahati is located at the foothills of a plateau of Shillong and the bank of the Brahmaputra River and is known for its scenic beauty.
The city of Guwahati is not only known for its natural and scenic beauty but is also famous for its unique cuisine. The food is different from that available in other parts of the country as there is very less use of spices. The street food of Guwahati is lip smacking and something you really cannot miss if you are on a trip to this place.
Laksa: Originated from the spicy noodle soup of Malaysia, Laksa certainly tops the list of the best street foods of Guwahati. The soup has Laksa noodles or vermicelli that is cooked in a spicy base of coconut milk. Another variant to this is the noodles cooked in a tamarind flavored base and fish paste. One can find various variants of Laksa in the state of Assam.
Momos: The small soft steamed dumplings of flour stuffed with finely chopped vegetables are hard to resist. The momos are available with different kinds of stuff like cheese and meat and are served along with spicy and tangy red garlic sauce. These are easily available on the streets of Guwahati and are light to digest as well.
Jhalmuri: If you are looking for a light snack in the late noon or evening, then Jhalmuri is a must have. This is made using puffed rice, buts, onions, green chilies, chopped coriander, tomatoes and some spice powder. This does not involve any cooking and all the ingredients are just tossed together with a little oil. This delicious snack is served in paper cones and can be found almost during any time of the day.
Wantons: Wantons are much similar to momos, just that these are fried instead of being steamed. Wantons are stuffed dumplings, crispy and tangy and are served with red garlic sauce. These are a must have during those cool evenings in Guwahati.
Chow Mein: If you are looking for a Chinese delicacy, then you can find Chow Mein in abundance across the streets in Guwahati. These noodles are delicious and are cooked with lots of veggies or chicken pieces. This is one filling dish that is quite reasonably priced too.
Ghugni: If you are in for a spicy, tangy and mouth watering snack, then try Ghugni. This treat is made using boiled peas that are mixed with finely chopped tomatoes, onions, and coriander. All these are tossed in tangy tamarind chutney to give it a delicious taste.
Luchi: This is one of the most favorite foods of Guwahati. Luchi is a common bread Poori which is served along with potato curry. Unlike poori, this is not crispy.
Other than the snacks, one thing you really cannot miss is the Assam Tea. One can get to taste various kinds of teas that are easily available at the street stalls.
So, do remember to relish these amazing snacks and street foods on your trip to Guwahati. You sure would be left wanting for more!