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‘Gateway’ to eastern food festival

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Favourite cuisine: Chefs displaying popular delicacies at The Gateway Hotel in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.
Favourite cuisine: Chefs displaying popular delicacies at The Gateway Hotel in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.

Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: Catching up with the festival mood that is pervading the city, chefs from ‘Seven Sisters of India’ will dish out yummy and authentic cuisine from West Bengal, Orissa, Assam and other areas at The Gateway Hotel’s Eastern Food Festival beginning September 25.

Wide spread

Chef Ayub Khan (Orissa), Subhashish Bose (West Bengal), Sonam Dorjee (Arunachal Pradesh) and Lakhpa Dolma (Nagaland) will serve wide spread of dishes from East India at the festival. The festival will continue till October 4.

Cuisine of North East includes rice as the staple food for many. Non-vegetarian dishes are of primary importance for the Nagas while Assam and Tripura dote on fish, being close to Bengal. Whether one wants rice and fish from Assam or authentic Chinese from Arunachal, delicious delectable ‘Kabok’ from Manipur or Tibetan ‘Momos’ and ‘Thupkas’ from Sikkim -- it will be available for dinner from 7,30 pm at The Gateway Hotel’s Stir. Lovers of Orissa and Bengal food can relish Chingudi Chadchadi, Murghi Jhol, Dalma, Jahni Santula, Aloo Posto, Baigan Bhajja and Misti chutney. The desserts up for grabs include Arisa Pitha and Monda Pitha from Orissa and rasgolla, malai cham cham and sandesh from Orissa. “This will be a splendid opportunity to enjoy so many traditional and authentic dishes from Bengal, Orissa and North Eastern States,” says Rajesh Chakraborty,’ food & beverage manager of The Gateway Hotel.


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