Nagaland’s Kitchen an eccentric little eatery tucked away in a nondescript market in Green Park, which as the name suggests, serves up cuisines from Nagaland, One of the Northeastern states of India.
Delhi has witnessed the mushrooming of several quality Northeastern restaurants across the city, as has been covered in this blog. What makes this place unique is that it offers a wide collection of dishes from Nagaland.
Another attraction of Nagaland’s Kitchen is the ambience along with the dim lights, cane furniture, rustic and tribal artefacts immediately gives you the North-East feels.
A bit about Nagaland
The Nagas inhabit the northeastern Indian states of Nagaland, parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Myanmar. However, the collective term “Naga” belies the variety that it encompasses. There are sixteen major tribes in Nagaland. The tribes that live in close geographic proximity have different- languages, food culture, clothing style.
However, In the context of cuisine, the Naga’s prefer dishes with hot, intense, sour and earthy flavours and staple such as rice, chillies, bamboo shoot, fresh river fish.
While preparing delicious and mouthwatering dishes the Naga’s use different – exotic herbs, spices and style of cooking. A few unique features of Naga cuisine are all dishes are healthy i.e. stewed, steamed or roasted.
Now about the food@Nagaland’s Kitchen…
The restaurant has two types of menu i.e Authentic Naga Cuisine and the other is Thai cuisine. From the Naga Cuisine menu, we ordered Smoked Pork with the Dry Bamboo Shoot (Rs.430)