Rock Capital of India,Fashion Capital of The East-Shillong has often been tagged with such suffixes. But has Shillong,the capital of the state of Meghalaya, ever been put on the food map? Did any tourist returning from Shillong tell you about the amazing bakeries there? Or the awe-striking number of cuisines available? Most probably not.
Meghalaya for me was supposed to be a backpacking trip,venturing into its thick forests,walking the living root bridges,experiencing traditional Khasi culture. But,as we say,not everything goes according to plans while travelling. And so my trip took a turn that I could have hardly even imagined.
Food has always been a very distinctive prospect of my travels,even though I am a budget traveler, really. The fact that food helps to know the culture,history and habits has given me a deeper recognition and knowledge of the places I have traveled to. With the memories of Shillong still fresh in my mind,it is only normal that I share the most important,dominant and determining aspect of my recent travels to Meghalaya-food. Revealing gradually like a well-concealed story,the colors and fragrances of Shillong will take quite some time to fade away. Although, I wonder if they ever really will.
Through this blog I'll be mentioning a number of food destinations in Shillong itself,along with their most-celebrated specialities and my personal reviews. This is an attempt to firstly,put Shillong on the food-map of India and also,to kick-start my little food blog.
If you're an adventurer when it comes to food and don't fear tickling your gustaoception (I mean,taste) sense, then following are places that deserve a visit for experiencing the local Khasi food that the locals are in love with: