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Foodie Delights- Food in Nepal

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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.

neaplese breakfast in Kathmandu one of the many foodie delights in Nepal

The omelettes were always a winner.

Especially this cheese drenched one, with the crispy roll.

food in nepal


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.

buffalo momo

But they were still amazing. And the dipping sauce. Oh my.

fried dumplings nepal


delicious momos at the monkey temple nepal




For dinner, we mostly had momos, due to our addiction, and vegetable fried rice.

vegetable fried rice in nepal

Sean tried different meat dishes, such as pork and boar, all served with big servings of vegetables

wild boar and veg, food in Nepal

I had one of the tastiest vegetarian burgers I’ve ever had in Pokhara.

food in nepal-veggie burger




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.

food in nepal backpacking 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. 🙂

coffee in kathmandu

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.

Ice Coffee in Pokara, Nepal, food in  nepal


Then there were the cakes in Pokhara. As a raging sweet-tooth and cake lover, this made me very happy!

cake in pokhara_wm

The banana pancakes in Kathmandu

banana pancakes in Kathmandu, Food in Nepal

And this perfect cup of green tea.

green tea in nepal foodie travels

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.

cafe in pokhara, nepal

food in nepal equals great views

Have you been to Nepal? What was your favourite food there? 

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    October 30, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I remember the first time I arrived in Nepal after 6 weeks in India. I mad a b-line straight to the Everest steak house and ate my first meat in what seemed like an eternity. Nepal just seemed so healthy in comparison and is how I remember it today…and of course gorgeous.
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      November 1, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      We were travelling for two months and had been eating only local dishes, so when we got to Nepal, we couldn’t resist the bread, meat and cakes! Nepal is so beautiful 🙂

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    Duke Stewart
    October 30, 2014 at 12:17 am

    The more I see of Nepal, the more mysterious and magical it becomes. You really captured the food and made it jump out at me. Those Momos look absolutely delicious and the coffee has me sold that Nepal is the next place to visit. Gotta work it in somehow. Great photos and great post as always.
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      November 1, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks so much! The momos are as good as they look. Yes, you should go to Nepal. I need to work on getting back there. 🙂

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    October 31, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Those momos look so wonderful – maybe next time you go you could send me some. What an interesting trip you had and a great description of what you say, ate and drank. Beautiful pictures as always.
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      November 1, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you Lenie. That’s a great idea, I should send some back for future me too! 🙂

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    Meredith Wouters
    October 31, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Yum! This all looks delicious, even the veggie burger. I wish my computer had a scratch-n-sniff screen!
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      November 1, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      Yeah, the veggie burger was so good, just what I needed! 🙂

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    Pat Amsden
    October 31, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I warn me some Momos now! Nepal sounds like an amazing place and you definitely gave me an idea of the food. Maybe I can find a Momos recipe?

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      November 1, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      Me too! You probably could find a recipe, but you need buffalo meat, so that could be difficult! 🙂

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    November 1, 2014 at 3:28 am

    “…a great place to linger over your food”. Sounds exactly like what so many of us are looking for. A place where it is enjoyable to pause, look around and take it all in. Not many locales like that in my neighborhood. Greetings from Los Angeles!
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      November 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      That’s true, I love to people watch when eating. Los Angeles is perfect for doing it too, I have done it in Venice beach and could have stayed there all day. 🙂

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    November 1, 2014 at 10:44 am

    That tomato soup looks homemade and delicious (just how I like it). I haven’t ever tried momos but I have only heard amazing things about them!
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      November 1, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Yeah, I was surprised by how similar it was to a soup I’d have at home. It was perfect for the day that was in it. 🙂

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    Pam @Skinny chick travelling
    November 1, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I loved this post 🙂 I actually had troubles in Nepal cause I my stomach doesn’t approve of spicy food 😀 I almost died eating momos with those spicy dips 😀 But what I absolutely adored were the chappaties, Tibetan bred and all that fried rice and noodles. Also Tibetan soup, like noodle soup. And had coffee only once in Kathmandu in some fancy german bakery cause coffee is not their thing – so had lots of good tea 😀

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    November 2, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Momos look delicious and I have never heard about banana pancakes before, will check the recipe.
    It seems it was fun in Nepal with delicious food and amazing places.
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      November 7, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      I love banana pancakes. I think you just throw slices of banana into the pan with the batter. 🙂

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    November 10, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Oh momo’s I just can’t get enough!

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      November 11, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      You and me both!! 🙂

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    Jenni @ The Travelarian
    November 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    You really made me hungry for some Nepalese food! I have enjoyed it many times stateside but this piece really brings it home that I have got to get to Nepal to get the real thing. Great photos – the food looks delicious your descriptions had my mouth watering. Funny aside, there’s a photo with someone in the background wearing a tank top and in my mind Nepal is always cold!

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      November 27, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks Jenni. Nepal was really hot when we were there. Me too, I had always imagined snow when I thought of Nepal.

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    Rajan Bista
    November 23, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Hi Christine,
    Thanks lot for a nice post about Nepali foods. I am really missing those old days. By the way you can make MoMo not only from buffalo meat but also from chicken, turkey and goat meat as well which many of us in US do all the times. Though the taste are little bit different. The most important thing is that you should put MoMo masala in it. You can try those in almost all of Nepalese restaurants in US.

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      November 27, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks Rajan, buffalo momos are my favourite though. I’ve never tried Nepalese food outside of Nepal, but I have started to do my research!

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    Marianna Petrides
    May 29, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    This all looks so delicious! Beautifully written. Head over to my blog if you want to see the delicious eats offered by Vienna <3

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      Christine Maguire
      June 4, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you Marianna. I will definitely check out your blog, I am always interested in food! 🙂

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    July 24, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Wonderful post and lovely photos. The food does look delicious! 🙂

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    Ademar Arau
    July 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Nice post. Great information. And pictures was just amazing. I loved to eat Momos everyday.

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    nishant aaru
    July 16, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Great information. Such a great information.

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    Alberto Costa
    July 17, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Wonderful write up. Photographs are really amazing. Nepal is a beautiful place.

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