Mizoram food is mild in taste and is tinted with influences of Chinese cuisine. What makes Mizoram’s food special, is its traditional style of serving on the banana leaves. The food in Mizoram is prepared using mustard oil that gives a distinct flavour to the dishes, especially fish that is loved by the people in Mizoram.
Bai is made of steamed vegetables along with pork, spinach and bamboo shoot, and spiced with local herbs. It’s mostly prepared with pork sauce (made out of pork and mustard). Bai is one of the most easily available dishes in Aizawl.
Bamboo shoot fry is for all the vegetarian lovers. It has fried bamboo tossed with herbs along with shitake mushrooms and other vegetables .It is known as a light snack in Mizoram and generally enjoyed in the evening along with tea.
Koat Pitha are deep fried fritters with rice flour and banana with the addition of fish. It has a crispy outer and a soft inner layer. It’s the best dish to pair with chai.
Vawksa Rep is made with stir fried smoked pork with baby spinach and oyster mushrooms along with crushed garlic, ginger, green chilli and pepper. This dry dish is a popular dish in Mizoram that is eaten with steamed or sticky rice.