Food

Welcome to eastern Nepal. Now let’s eat.

Newar food might be considered one of Nepal’s most distinct cuisines, but Limbu and Rai food are equally diverse and exciting

Thomas Heaton, Apr 19 2019

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Vivanta’s Akari may style itself as a fine-dining restaurant, but it lacks polish

Akari, the restaurant at the newly-opened Vivanta, has the start of something promising, but it doesn’t have the finish.

HANTAKALI, Apr 12 2019

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A Russian food festival brings soup, bread and happiness to Kathmandu

The foods at Russian Food Festival will definitely be unfamiliar to the Nepali palate, but the dishes are uniquely savoury and carry a distinct Russian flavour to them.

Timothy Aryal, Apr 09 2019

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What’s black and tastes like goat? Kalo Masu, obviously.

It’s a simple idea really: stirring diced goat in a giant pot for hours until it blackens--hence called Kalo Masu--and then mixed with about a dozen spices and a whole lot of ghee.

GOAT, Apr 04 2019

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There is much more to Kakani than rainbow trout and strawberries

Sitting at about 2,000m, one can have uninterrupted views of both Nuwakot and Deurali from any one of the handful of hotels in the area. And, in any one of those hotels, one can find trout. Grilled, fried, or in a curry, the local trout is sold by the kilogram and advertised with pride.

Thomas Heaton, Apr 04 2019

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Meet the man who teaches Western-style dining etiquette to Nepali diplomats

Nearly 1,500 government employees have so far been through Uddab Thapa’s three-session course on etiquette. This year alone, Thapa has 360 students divided into 12 classes.

Thomas Heaton, Apr 04 2019

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This restaurant is challenging the notion that Nepali food is just momos and dal bhat

Almost every item on Raithaane’s menu is linked to a particular community and has its own history, illustrating how truly diverse Nepali cuisine is

Thomas Heaton, Apr 01 2019

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Piano B hits perfect notes with its pasta, but there is dissonance in its appetisers

With the restaurant in full-swing, tables full, it becomes evident who this restaurant targets. The prices would be prohibitive for many, singling out a kuire crowd, but a small handful of Nepalis do appear later in the evening.

HANTAKALI, Mar 28 2019

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Laphing all the way

Brought in by Tibetan refugees, these peculiar cold noodles have taken Kathmandu by storm

Sumeru Sambahangphe, Mar 22 2019

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For tonight only, an evening in France

If France were to feed Kathmandu for a night, what would it serve? The French are rightly proud of their cuisine, which boasts more iconic dishes than one can count. And Kathmandu will soon be able to get a taste of some of them.

Thomas Heaton, Mar 21 2019

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Butchering buffaloes is inhumane and unhygienic. But the government can’t do anything about it.

Even though the government set regulations and standards in 1999, inadequate implementation and poor regulation of the transport of livestock and their slaughter have left both animals and consumers unprotected.

Thomas Heaton, Mar 15 2019

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