This hill station in India is a paradise for Korean cuisine

With the growing popularity of Korean culture, art and music, the cuisine of the East Asian domain is also gaining recognition. And a picturesque Himalayan city is gradually emerging as India’s little Korea. From street stalls to fancy restaurants, Korean specialties like bulgogi, bibimbap, sushi and kimchi concoctions have found their way everywhere in Kalimpong, a town in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal dotted with colonial-era buildings. Kalimpong is home to a plethora of attractions such as Delo Park, Durpin Monastery, Mangal Dham Temple, 7th Mile Viewpoint, Deolo Hills, Buddha Point, and Lepcha Museum, to name a few.

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Korea arrives in Kalimpong

Nestled in Bengal, Kalimpong cuisine has always had the influence of Darjeeling and Kolkata. From fluffy, thin-skinned momos to comforting fish curries with rice, the kitchens of Kalimpong can whip them up impeccably. But changing times also shape culinary culture. New-age travelers are constantly on the lookout for something new and offbeat. And the Indian alleys dedicated to Korean cuisine will certainly attract a large number of gourmets. The Korean trend has invaded the food aisle at Rishi Road and other similar destinations in Kalimpong, as well as top-notch restaurants.

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Where to try Korean food in Kalimpong?

The best places to try Korean food in Kalimpong are Seoul Full Korean Restaurant And Cafe, Heart in Seoul, and Ktown PUBG Cafe. Along with this, the bustling lanes of the city also include a host of chic Nepali restaurants. In a word, Kalimpong is the real paradise to savor pahadi globally influenced dishes. You can also try very authentic preparations from the Lepcha kitchens in the city. So when planning a visit to Kalimpong, you can dedicate one day to Korean cuisine and another to traditional Lepcha cuisine.

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The cold winds, the pretty alleys and the strong aroma of the dishes are sure to awaken your senses.

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