Living in a culturally different land could be a difficult affair. Being surrounded by people who may not have the same exposure as you had could be a little heartbreaking.
Imagine finding someone who understands your longing for the distance and cooks some of those brilliant North Eastern Dishes for you.
FYI, this blog is on dating a northeast girl and the dishes that you need to know as you date them.
Either cook some of these extremely drool-worthy fares or buckle yourself to find a local restaurant that may serve these delicacies.
Let’s take a look at all the yummy dishes you must know if you are dating a northeast Indian girl.
1. Kumurat Diya Hanhor Mangxo
This duck meat cooked with bottle gourd, spiced up with whole spices especially crushed black pepper, is reserved for special occasions.
So if a North East Girl is Dating you, and you are on your first date, you can order this and make the moment a little more special and memorable.
Pitha is basically a rice pastry with fillings. The pastry is also adorned with Til Pitha (Sesame Seeds stuffed Pitha) and Nariyal Pitha (Shredded Coconut-filled pitha).
If you are dating a northeast girl, this could be a sweet dish you can buy when you visit her the next time.
The most important part of any Assamese meal is a unique dish made with raw papaya, pulses, and meat cooked in dried banana ashes, giving it a distinct smoky flavor.
Khar is one of the best curry-based dishes from Assam that you both should try for dinner or lunch.
4. Ondla Jwng Khangkhrai Jwng
If you are a fan of sea food, this dish can win your heart. It is yummy crab curry cooked in Bodo style.
It’s a rich-flavored crab dish having its roots in the rural parts of India. If you’re into northeast dating, you can have this as lunch someday.
5. Masor Tenga
Light and the spicy fish dish is prepared with Ou Tenga (Elephant Apple), a sour fruit that renders it a tangy flavor.
It may remind you of a tomato-based curry dish, but having it with a Rumali Roti can make the taste intact.
A hot chutney made with charred fish, chopped onions and green and red chillies, that can be enjoyed with any North-Eastern dish.
You can enjoy Tungtap with slices of bread or spread it in and make a toast out of it. You both can have it to soothe your hunger cravings.
What’s even a date if you’re not drinking? If you are dating a northeastern girl from Meghalaya, you should check this drink.
It is a popular Meghalayan alcoholic drink that is brewed from fermenting rice. It adds a sparkle to all local festivals.
This aromatic dish, prepared in Khasi style is made with pork and rice. No ceremony is complete without this scrumptious plate-full.
This colorful dish is made by stir-frying thinly sliced pork and bamboo shoot. The distinct smokiness in it is very palatable.
This zestful porridge is made with millet flour and boiling water steam with varied spices. It is eaten with roasted meat and vegetables.
Apong is yet another refreshing drink from the North-East. It is a kind of liquor which is made by soaking rice in water over time. It is served in glasses made out of bamboo shoots.
Any Chai lovers here? Zu is a special tea prepared here in Mizoram. It is a creamy, buttery drink that is a favorite with the locals.
If you and your northeastern date love to drink chai, you should check this out too.
13. Voksa Rep Chhum
It is chewy meat preparation that is seasoned with fresh herbs. It has lots of flavors and garden-fresh greens.
If your northeast girl dating game is going strong and you both want to try a hard non-veg dish, you should have this chewy dish.
Sanpiau is a popular snack in Mizoram which is a mix of rice porridge, spring onions, coriander paste, fish sauce, black pepper, and fine rice powder.
Marked by very pungent tastes this simple dish concocted using fermented fish, mashed potatoes, green leafy veges, and hot red chilies is a must-have Manipuri dish, taken as a side dish.
16. Nga Atoiba Thongba
For health-conscious people, this is a dish that you and your northeastern partner can try. The yummy melt-in-mouth fish stew is made with an assortment of vegetables, including boiled potatoes, onions, chilies, chives, and flavored with bay leaves and cumin.
Jaggery has made its way to every nook and corner of the country. Kabok is a very tasty sweet that is made with rice and molasses. Make sure to include this dish if you are on a date with a northeastern girl.
18. Aksa Kangam
It is a very aromatic and soft fish preparation that is traditionally cooked by steaming in bamboo shoot pots. It is flavored using Raja Mirchi and served with steamed rice.
19. Konkak Nuk-Nge and Galho
These are types of porridge or khichdi that are prepared using flaked rice, pulses, pork/meat, and vegetables.
20. Anishi Lon
Prepared traditionally by steaming in bamboo shoots, this is a smoked pork dish combined with fermented yam leaves and the very fuming spiciest chilies known as Raja Chillies.
21. Amerso and Anoi
These are two variants of very popular and delectable chicken fare.
The famous momos are a favorite with everyone in almost all parts of India now. But in Sikkim, these are traditionally prepared by steaming in pots made of the bamboo shoot which gives it a distinct earthy flavor.
23. Tibetan Thupka/ Gyathuk
Very similar to the Tibetan noodle soup, Thupka or Gyathuk is a Sikkimese delicacy that prepared noodles, vegetables, spices and can be with or without meat.
As you already know, beer is made from the fermentation of grains; Tchang is a type of beer prepared with millet.
It has a peculiar taste and may taste like an odd variant of lassi or chhach. If you are on a date with a northeastern Indian girl, you can try this drink out.
It’s not readily available in many restaurants, but some niche restaurants may prepare it too.
So these were 24 Yummy Dishes You Must Know If You Are Dating a NorthEast Indian Girl. Let us know what other dishes you had tried when you went on a date with your northeast partner.