As you wend your way to Sohra (Cherrapunjee) to see the wettest place on earth, don’t forget to leave some space in your stomach for the succulent chicken fry on the way at Mylliem, a mere 17 kms from your hotel. There’s a double-storeyed RCC house on the right-hand side of the main road, with a dilapidated signboard reading, ‘Kharumnuid Hotel.’ Park your vehicle and cross the road to enter the place.
A wizened old woman will be seating next to a wood-fed fireplace to your right. She is the owner and the boss. Ask her for a plate of ‘doh syiar’ (chicken). She’ll heat up the delicacy while you wait seated on the bench meant for customers.
The chicken will be brought with a lot of oil floating around. So ask her for another plate, pick out the chicken pieces and transfer them to the new plate. Discard the oil-filled plate. Now munch away, savouring the delicate taste of organic, local chicken, cooked to perfection in the unique Mylliem style.
If you are so inclined, there’s ‘doh sniang’ (pork) as well as ‘doh masi’ (beef). You’ll see your neighbours munching away contentedly at these.
You can also ask the lady to pack the stuff to be eaten later. She’ll fish out good takeaway containers and wrap up your food.
In case the pieces are all finished at her hotel, you may try your luck at the adjoining shop.
Be aware that the price is INR 20/- per piece of doh syiar (Sep., 2013).
First Written: Sep. 13, 2013
Favorite Dish: Everything the shop has on offer!
i totally recommend the beef , chicken burger , one of the few places who offer tang which i grew up .
If great food people music n ambiance is your thing, then you must visit this cool place and the food is out of this world .
excellent service, fab music, friendly people who dot on you wen you need anything.
its kind the rock center of Shillong as it keeps playing music from old days rock groups .
the place is made up of bamboo and has an open setup . also try the chicken salad which i think is quite good.
Favorite Dish: burgers , white pasta & chicken salad , top it off with tang
You get the most delicious 'momos' or dumplings, in Shillong. Dipped in the accompanying fierce red chilly sauce and taken with a steaming soup, it makes for the most succulent snack of the day, any time, any place. A dozen dumplings may cost you just Rs. 15/- or roughly one-third of a US $ (current conversion rate is US $ 1=Rs. 50/- or GBP 1=Rs. 70/-) at a road side stall. At one of the better eating joints, the price may be a little over a US $. Most of the restaurants in Shillong sell Chinese dishes but the one place where the outer covering of the 'momos' are the thinnest, and therefore, the most heavenly, is 'Flavours' in Laitumkhrah. They make motton as well as chicken 'momos'. If you request them in the morning, you get equally good vegetarian 'momos'.
Favorite Dish: Momos - with the thinnest of coverings.
We visited this place to check out their rooms and conference hall. We decided to have luch there itself as it was past lunch time. The lunch we had simple Bengali type as we found Shillong food was too spicy ( The Khasis take a lot of chillies, please remember). We decided to give our stomach a bit rest. So we had plain rice, dal ( lentil soup), fried fish and Mutton curry. The food was really excellent and very satisfying, service was very good.
Normally the restaurant is available to the club members only but the new management has decided to keep it open to non members also so that the revenue comes in. The members normally comes in the evening and hardly have dinner there. They are more interested in drinks, snacks and sometimes dinner in their separate lounge.
The food comes in hot packs as through out the year the place remains cold, to keep the food hot. Great feeling!
Their GM, Mr.K.K.Dhar is an ex.ITC manger extended great support to us during our meeting with him.
We had excellent Chinese lunch at this place on reaching. We had Chicken and veg Manchurian, fried rice at this place. We were hungry as it was almost 4.00 PM in the afternoon when we reached there. The service and ambiance is excellent though a bit high price. But that compensates the view you get of the city by sitting there. As the name suggests Center Point, it is actually situated in the center heart of the city and open from three sides. You get excellent view of the city and the life as it goes on. You can see the activity of the Police Bazaar just by watching people from your seat. A very beautiful place indeed.