Nepali winemakers, buoyed by demand, are experimenting and innovating in local vineyards

Though most Nepali wines are sweet and fruity, producers are moving towards bold and robust flavours, hoping for a boom. 

Thomas Heaton, KRISHANA PRASAINJul 12 2019

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How two brothers are keeping 45 years of culture alive

The Pradhananga brothers in Bhaktapur are using their father’s techniques to make yoghurt that is still winning hearts in the Valley.

Thomas Heaton, Jul 11 2019

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Western Tandoori provides the bhatti experience, without any risk and any flavour

Western Tandoori is cheap and generous, but don’t take TripAdvisor’s high rating as gospel.

HANTAKALI, Jul 04 2019

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What’s wrapped in a leaf with a cherry on top? For paan lovers, everything.

The humble betel leaf plays the canvas for a myriad of tastes and textures, and paan shops around the Valley continue to be frequented by loyal paan lovers.


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An un-pho-gettable trip to Vietnam, without leaving Kathmandu

This Jhamsikhel restaurant provides some electric tastes of Vietnamese food. But just how well does it do it?

HANTAKALI, Jun 20 2019

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Big beer companies have a monopoly on the market. Now some beer lovers want to change that.

Nepal has long been lager land for beer lovers, with no real other options available. But a small group of craft brewers are optimistic about the future of microbrewing in the country.

Thomas Heaton, Jun 14 2019

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How to do breakfast right in Kathmandu

Breakfast isn’t a meal in Kathmandu, traditionally speaking, it’s snack-time—tea and fried dough take precedence in the mornings.  

Thomas Heaton, Jun 13 2019

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Going back in time at The Bakery Cafe

The Bakery Cafe helped define Nepal’s restaurant scene, but its recipes seem to have not changed since it started in 1991.

HANTAKALI, Jun 06 2019

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Everyone’s favourite saliva-inducing savoury treat

Despite rumours of unhygienic manufacturing techniques frequently making the rounds, the pau industry is a never-wavering enterprise

ABANI MALLA, May 30 2019

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Thamel’s Bismillah Halal is tiny and without frills, but its meat asserts its authority

Despite being located in Thamel, the Bismillah Halal Restaurant is an escape from chaotic Kathmandu—it transports you to a world of its own.

HANTAKALI, May 23 2019

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At Narayan Dai’s famous momo shop, stay for the momo--and leave immediately

Each momo is an imperfect assurance that they’re handmade--no frozen, store-bought dumplings here. Some are gnarly, with holes, while others are perfect. None follow their wrapping technique to a tee.

HANTAKALI, May 09 2019

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