The food in Nepal was delicious. From our first breakfast there, I was very happy. Having just come from China, it was a nice change to actually know what we were ordering. Food in Nepal has influences of Indian, Tibetan, Thai and European cuisines.
Some must-try dishes include Thali, Dal, Tarkari and of course, momos.
Here is a selection of the food that we ate during our time in Nepal. After travelling for a while, we really enjoyed the variety of food on offer in Nepal, and indulged in quite a few Western meals.
I loved the cold potato served with breakfast, which is surprising. I was also a fan of the spiced chutney. It was delicious.
The omelettes were always a winner.
Especially this cheese drenched one, with the crispy roll.
Then there were the momos.
We went momo mad. Our first experience with them was so good, that some of the others didn’t quite reach the same outstanding standard.
But they were still amazing. And the dipping sauce. Oh my.
For dinner, we mostly had momos, due to our addiction, and vegetable fried rice.
Sean tried different meat dishes, such as pork and boar, all served with big servings of vegetables
I had one of the tastiest vegetarian burgers I’ve ever had in Pokhara.
During the day, when we were resisting the pull of the momo, we enjoyed eating lunch in all the nice cafes. One day, it started to rain really heavily while we were out walking. We had to find shelter and went to a very European style restaurant where I had a delicious tomato soup.
Ah, The coffee. The instant was pretty good, the skin that formed from the milk wasn’t always the best, but didn’t stop me getting my caffeine fix. In Pokhara I was over-excited to find an espresso machine in one of the cafes, serving Illy coffee. That was a good day. 🙂
In Pokhara, I wasn’t able to resist an iced caramel coffee, which was the same price as a lunch, but I chose coffee over food, not for the first time. It was really, really sweet, and maybe not worth the money, but it was refreshing, and the view was gorgeous.
Then there were the cakes in Pokhara. As a raging sweet-tooth and cake lover, this made me very happy!
The banana pancakes in Kathmandu
And this perfect cup of green tea.
Aside from some really tasty food, eating in Nepal means sitting in nice places, whether it’s a rooftop with twinkling fairy lights strewn above your head, or in a pretty cafe with views of the lake or the bustling scene below. Nepal is a great place to linger over your food.