Manipuri cuisine offers a variety of fish, chicken and pork apart from a range of local vegetables. It is light, delicious and a far cry from the ghee-laden curations and fried delicacies so loved by the mainland states. All these are served as accompaniments to rice and constitute the typical Manipuri meal. The food is simple, organic and prepared with minimal oil, making for a healthy meal every time. There is a lot of variety in their regional cuisine with special local dishes and preparations. Never mind if Manipur lacks in the number of restaurants, the state makes up for it in the quality of the food. Chances are you will have an interesting meal in any roadside eatery that you visit.