Heady Flavours of Assam
Restaurant: Gam's Delicacy
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 29th December 2018 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 4.38

The review was anonymously done after paying for the meal.

Assamese food is a big favourite of mine, because of its style of cooking that uses very little spices, little cooking over fire and strong flavors due mainly to the use of exotic fruits and vegetables. The end result is a meal that is light and extremely flavourful.

So every trip to Assam for me is a culinary treat – this time it is at a restaurant that came much highly recommended. Gam’s Delicacy serves mainly the ethnic local cuisine of Assam with dishes that reflects the local style of cooking. The interiors are north eastern, relying burnished bamboo Service is gracious with a smile. The best thing to do for those like me not so well versed with Assamese food is to go for a thali – there is a choice, of fish, pork, chicken and veg thalis.


I choose Fish Thali (Rs 430), and wait patiently for my meal to arrive. Soon a clear soup arrives. Called amlokhi soup, it is a watery broth of lemongrass and amla that gets the taste buds jiving for more. Next to arrive is a chutney plate with Assamese lime, green chilles, pickle, bambooshoot chutney and lentil chutney.


Shortly thereafter comes a big thali laden with many bowls and a mound of rice in the centre, followed by more bowls. The first reaction on looking at the thali is how will I ever finish this food, but as I dig into it, I realize that if I go easy on the rice, everything on the thali is light. And yes, I do finish the thali!


So this is what the thali has – joha (local rice), yellow masur dal, lai xaak (greens), Assam’s iconic dish maasor tenga (lemon fish curry), fish with herbs, patot diya fish (fish in banana leaves), fish intestines fry with rice (slightly bitter but tasty with rice), dry fish chutney, alu pitika and kheer.


And I discover there are more dishes that are equally tasty on the thali. Each of the dishes have a distinct taste. The star of the thali for me is maasor tenga, with its captivating broth.




A memorable food experience!

Ratings (Out of 5)         

Food: 4.5 | Ambience: 4.0 | Service: 4.5 | Value: 4.5| Overall: 4.5

Meal for two: Rs.800 | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: No

Address: RG Baruah Road, Near Dispur Hospital, Krishna Market, Ganeshguri, Guwahati

Tel: +91 8256020001



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Restaurant Information
Gam's Delicacy Gam's Delicacy
RG Baruah Road, Near Dispur Hospital, Krishna Market, Ganeshguri, Guwahati
Telephone: view on a map
Opening Hours:
Cuisine: Assamese
Average Price: Rs. 800 - 1000