O’ Tenga, an Assamese kitchen, in Mumbai has been nominated in the Best New Home Chef & Pop-up category in Mid-day’s The Guide Restaurant Awards 2018.
The finale of the awards will take place on April 3 at The St. Regis Mumbai.
Ranging from ethnic fish curry to pork boil curry with lai saak (a green leafy herb found exclusively in the North-east) and not forget, the all-time favourite aloo pitika (mashed potato) and omita khar – the traditional Assamese dish whipped up with raw papaya and the star ingredient – kolakhar, which is made by filtering water through the ashes of sun-dried banana peels, O’ Tenga serves these delicacies regularly.
The food outlet also introduces in its menu seasonal vegetables and prepares dishes according to the mood of the season and weather conditions.
The official twitter handle of O’ Tenga boasts of the fact that the outlet is not only a must visit joint for the Assamese or for that matter people from North-east residing in Mumbai.
It is also frequented by mainland residents and even foreigners. Though they get red-faced and teary eyed after trying pork prepared with bhut jolokia, they crave for more and keep coming again.