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Delhi plays host to Meghalaya's Garo Food Festival

New Delhi , Mon, 26 Sep 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Sep.26 (ANI): The cuisine of the Northeast reflects the indigenous culture of that region, and, to promote the cuisine of Meghalaya's Garo Hills, a food extravaganza was recently organized in New Delhi.


The event was held in the lawns of Meghalaya House, and participants were offered lip-smacking delicacies.


Organised by the Delhi A'chik Youth Association, the event attracted a cross section of people.


The festival, which has been held for the past four years, aims to bridge the cultural gap and promote the indigenous food and culture of the Garos.


Abhijit Sangma, one of the organisers, said: "This food festival is to bring the cuisine of Northeast and Garo Hills in front of everyone. It also aims to make an exposure of Garo food and what Garo Hills has to offer to everyone in Delhi so that they can come and see what we eat and know more about Garo culture."


Chefs from Meghalaya were brought in to prepare the delicacies and the visitors were spoilt for choice.


Some of the items on the menu were Do'o Masala, Wak Gominda, Wak Galda Ginchi Pura, Dobok Bijak, Dobok Bandal and Bika Kappa.


Ayush, a visitor, said: "It is a very good festival and the food is very delicious. I like one of the Garo popular dishes called Wak Kapa so I came here to eat that dish and I enjoy a lot."


Besides food, there were games and music for the entertainment of visitors.


A'chik students played some Garo music.


Varun, a Delhi resident, said: "I definitely enjoyed. People are very friendly, nice and the hospitality is very good. So I like it and I like the food too."


Events like these build bridges and help people learn more about diverse cultures of the northeast. By Themthingchon Y R (ANI)


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