It is indeed a moment to rejoice as the much sought after juicy Khasi Mandarin variety of orange, a pride of Meghalaya has made it to the world’s first food atlas which has been launched at www.tasteatlas.com.
The Khasi Mandarin variety of orange from the hill state is among the 175 food items from India included in the world’s first food atlas, according to a report in The Shillong Times.
The report stated that the very concept of the atlas is to promote local culture and local and indigenous food items as well as to provide a sneak peek for travelers, tourists and food lovers about local ingredients and traditional dishes from all around the world.
The atlas contains almost 10,000 ethnic dishes, indigenous drinks, rare and interesting ingredients and food products from around the world.
Popular food from India that have made it to the list include Vada Pav, Idli, Chole Bhature, Hyderabadi Biryani, Pav Bhaji, Kachodi, Kheer, Pani Puri, Gulab Jamun, Masala Dosa and Butter Chicken, among several other favourite snacks and food items, according to the report.
Notably, the Khasi Mandarin variety of oranges from Meghalaya is the only item food item from across the north-eastern states to have made it to the select list.
However, none of the restaurants in Meghalaya serving authentic food have made it to the TasteAtlas recommendation list, the report further stated.
Altogether 367 authentic restaurants from across the country have reportedly been included in the list.
The complete list of food and restaurant selection can be accessed at www.tasteatlas.com.