Visit South East Asia through Humayunpur’s eateries

- June 3, 2024
| By : Yusra Nazim |

Humayunpur’s food diversity extends to include neighbouring countries like Nepalese, Korean, Japanese, and Burmese, among other Indian cuisines.

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As one passes through the Safdarjung Enclave, near Deer Park, a large blue signboard saying “Welcome to Humayunpur” is unmissable.

Humayunpur is an urban village that has over the years become home to migrants from the North Eastern states. Their presence has transformed the area into one of Delhi’s popular food hubs. The narrow lanes are now full of with small restaurants and cafes serving food from the seven states, creating a unique subculture within the city.

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Humayunpur’s food diversity extends to include neighbouring countries like Nepalese, Korean, Japanese, and Burmese, among other Indian cuisines.

1. Bhansagar: This place offers Nepalese cuisine and their must-tries include Jhol momo, shyapta with ladakh’s famous bread tingmo and chicken choila, sadeko aloo, Thakali thali and thukpa.

2. Little Seoul: This no-frills Korean eatery offers a culinary experience at wallet-friendly prices. Their kimchi gimbap bursts with flavour, paired perfectly with a glass of soju, while the steaming bowls of ramen offer comfort in every slurp. For those seeking genuine Korean cuisine without the hefty price tag, this humble spot is a must-visit. Just remember to bring your appetite and a sense of culinary adventure.

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3. Lea Izakaya: It is a cozy and inviting Japanese eatery that offers a relaxed dining experience. Serving up a variety of authentic Japanese dishes, from sushi and sashimi to tempura and ramen, this place aims to bring the flavours of Japan to its patrons. With its warm ambiance and friendly service, Lea Izakaya provides a perfect setting for enjoying delicious Japanese cuisine with friends and family.

4. Mohinga: The Taste of Myanmar: Here, one can find a delightful array of Burmese cuisine that promises an unforgettable dining experience. One of their standout dishes is the dry mohinga, a unique twist on the traditional fish soup. This dish features rice noodle salad adorned with peanuts, red chili, sesame, and other flavourful ingredients, all complemented by a rich and aromatic broth. Visitors can gorge on Mali Han, a vibrant stir-fry of vegetables paired with five types of noodles, accompanied by a tantalising peanut chili sauce and tofu sausage.

5. Yo Tibet: It offers a diverse menu primarily focused on Himalayan and Chinese cuisine. Few Tibetan specialties shine through. One such standout is laphing, a refreshing cold dish featuring mung bean or maida noodles filled with either buffalo or chicken. Originating from the streets of Tibet, laphing is a beloved snack known for its unique texture and flavourful fillings. Additionally, Yo Tibet serves gyuma, traditional Tibetan sausages crafted from a blend of pork and buffalo meat.