Major ingredients: Steamed vegetables, pork/butter, spinach and bamboo shoots, local herbs. A very popular dish in Mizoram, Bai, is basically steamed vegetables prepared with pork, spinach and bamboo shoots, and some local herbs to make it more authentic. What makes it more unique is that Bai can be made a vegetarian dish by adding butter instead of pork sauce. So if you are looking for some exotic dish from Mizoram, here’s your pick.
- VAWKSA REP
Major ingredients: Smoked pork, chilies, and local herbs If you are looking for some crazy delicious smoked pork dish, your search ends at Vawksa Rep. Smoked pork with just the right amount of chilies, leafy greens and some local herbs add to bring out the most exotic and authentic flavor of pork. If you are in Mizoram, you can’t afford to miss out on this dish.
Major ingredients: rice porridge, pepper, fish sauce. Found in almost all corners of the Mizo streets, Sanpiau, is a very famous Mizo street food. It is actually a snack prepared with rice porridge and is plated up with fresh coriander paste, spring onions, crushed black pepper, fish sauce, and finely powdered rice. So don’t forget to try Sanpiau if you love street food.
- CHHUM HAN
Major ingredients: vegetables, tomato, and ginger Here’s something delicious for the vegans out there. This is the most popular household dish of Mizoram. It is basically a dish prepared with mixed steamed vegetables such as broccoli florets, cabbage, carrots, etc. Tomatoes and ginger are added to it at the end. This dish is served best with rice.
- HMARCHA RAWT
Major ingredients: Red and green chilies, onions, and ginger. HmarchaRawt is a very famous tangy and spicy chutney from Mizoram. It is prepared by roasting green and red chilies and then grinding them to make a paste. It is then mixed with chopped onions and ginger. This chutney can be enjoyed with almost all meals.