Alchi Kitchen

Top choice Ladakhi

in Alchi

Alchi Kitchen offers a rare chance to taste traditional Ladakhi foods made with a modern twist. The striking, mod-trad open kitchen runs out flavoursome skyu (vegetable stew containing something like a barley version of Italian orecchiette – pasta 'ears') and chutagi but there are also saffron paneer momos, stuffed khambir and kushi pheymar, a sweet and filling mix of barley and apricot flours with cheese and sugar that makes for a great trekking snack.

Owner Nilza runs cooking lessons (₹1000) at 6pm, where you get to make any three dishes on the menu. It's not the place to come if you're in a hurry.