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Apr 14, 2014 11:14 PM

What to expect at a Nepalese restaurant?

Hey guys! There's a place opening nearby that bills itself as a "Himalayan Nepalese Restaurant." Not sure if that means Tibetan food or not. Either way, I've never eaten Nepalese or Tibetan, though I've heard of a few dishes. Can anyone tell me what to expect? I'm super excited.

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  1. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to a concentration of Nepali restaurants. Here's a link to some of the eating reports if you want to get an idea of the dishes typically offered.

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    1. Nepalese cuisine is a cross roads of Central Asian, North Indian and East Asian foodways. Wet dishes similar to curries abound, but the spicing is much more subtle in comparison to similar dishes in North India with more prominence given to ginger and herbal flavors. Because there are fewer spices in the dishes, they don't need quite as much oil so they end up lighter than similar dishes in Indian cuisine. Rice is the staple, but you will also find stir fried noodles and bread on menus. Dumplings, called momos, are also a must.

      1. Butter tea? Momos? There are a few cultures that the "cuisine" tag seems to be at odds...Nepal is one of them

        1. Bitter seemed to be a prominent taste in the thalis I've tried.

          1. Try a chicken kati roll.
            (Allow it to cool so you then can enjoy the complex flavors more).

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