After planning it for almost a month, I finally geared myself up to visit Assam Bhawan this weekend, to get a taste of indigenous Assamese food in Jakoi (the restaurant). Jakoi in Assamese refers to a very popular fishing device. Being a predominantly fish loving state, every household (except in cities) in Assam, include a pond where fishing is pursued as a hobby.
Maintained by the Paradise group, Jakoi is a traditional set up serving ethnic Assamese food. It showcases folk Assamese crafts & a gallery with pictures of great Assamese personalities whose contributions to the state have been priceless. Bhupen Hazarika’s songs playing in the background completes the frame. The beautiful handicrafts including Dhol, Pepa,Japi & some more.
Their menu featured almost every Assamese dish one can think of. The Parampara Thali is the best way to try most of the varieties. Everything from Khar to bamboo shoot can be found here.
I started with Gooseberry soup. It tasted good but the size of it was funny & resembled a glass of Tequila. Never had soup this way. The main course included Ou -Tenga Masor Jul(Tangy Fish curry).