Lip Smacking Cuisine Must Try During Arunachal Package Tour

Your Arunachal Package Tour will be incomplete if you don’t try the local cuisine of this amazing place. Here you will find some authentic lip-smacking dishes that you never can try anywhere in India. Here are some of them worth mentioning:


In Arunachal Pradesh the people are more focused on their main food rice. Cooking rice in traditional Nyishi style is very popular in Arunachal Pradesh. The Nyishi community is the largest inherited community in Arunachal Pradesh. In Nyishi tradition they cook rice in a hollow bamboo with hot coal. This way the rice gives a different flavor and delicious taste.

Rice - the staple food in Arunachal Pradesh


Everyone who ever lived in the town of India is very familiar with Momo – the delicious food of North India. Momo is dumpling stuffed with vegetables (Veg-Momo) or chicken, beef or mutton (Non-veg). This food is available in Arunachal Pradesh in ample number and a must try during Arunachal Package Tour from Kolkata.

Momo - a must try food during Arunachal Pradesh Package Tour

Bamboo Sprout

Bamboo shoots or bamboo sprouts are newly come digestive shoots of many bamboo species. Arunachalis uses this bamboo sprouts as the main ingredient in their various cuisines. Without the bamboo sprouts their cuisine like get incomplete. They have a different flavor and mouth-watering taste. One must try to get the authentic cuisine flavor of Arunachal Pradesh by frying Bamboo sprouts and use in various boiled vegetable or cooked meat during their Arunachal Package Tour from Guwahati.

Bamboo Sprout - A delicacy to try during during Arunachal Package Tour from Kolkata

Pika Pila

Pika Pila is a popular food item in Arunachal Pradesh. It is a type of pickle made by Apatani tribes. Apatani tribes live in Ziro, the mysterious state in Arunachal Pradesh. The pickle is made by using pork fat, bamboo shoots and adding the flavor of chili. It is very good in taste but not very spicy. It is a must try whenever you are on your Arunachal Tour.

Pika Pila - a pickle made by Apatani Tribes in Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh


Lukter is a simple dish of dry meat with chili flakes or Bhut Jolokia. The recipe of Lukter is the dried meat is grilled with hot king chili. It is a traditional side dish and eaten with rice in Arunachal Pradesh.

Luktar - a spicy dish made by dried meat & chilli flakes by people of Arunachal


Pehak is an Assamese dish. The recipe of Pehak is made by use of fermented Soya bean and King chilly. In this cuisine, the king chilly is used as the main ingredient. This is also used as a side dish with rice. The pickle is hot and very spicy that gives the rice a very unique hot flavor. Pehak is very popular among Assamese and Arunachalis.

A recipe by the people of Arunachal with fermented Soyabean and King Chilli


Are you wondering about ‘Apong’? Well, Apong or Apo is another name of rice beer. It is a traditional drink of Arunachal Pradesh. The Mishing tribes reside in Assam has certain customs. They drink this rice beer Apong in this custom. The cooked rice is laid out from the bamboo or banana leaves. Then E’pob mixed with the rice and put inside a drum for 6 days. After proper fermentation, the mixture is filtered and the liquid used as ‘Apong’.

Apong - a kind of rice beer, a traditional drink of the people of Arunachal Pradesh


Marua is a local beer of remote valley in northeastern state Arunachal Pradesh. Marua is also a beer made by millet. If you visit the remote valley in Arunachal Pradesh the local people will welcome you with this traditional beverage. It is better than coffee or tea.  To prepare Marua the complete fermentation process takes 15-20 days. The room where the fermentation process is done always remains clean.

Chura Sabji

You will love this simple and delicious food in Arunachal Pradesh. It is a curry made of fermented cheese which is made by either yak milk or cow milk. Few flakes of king chilly make this dish a delicious and spicy.

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Written by Sandip Raha