traditional fare, and it might be easy to default to what you know or get lost in the range of choices. To help you navigate the options, here are six items that will please first timers just as they will surprise regular diners.epali Kitchen has a menu that spans classic dishes to some modern spins on
Nepali Kitchen salad
Kick off your meal with Nepali Kitchen’s house salad. Vegetables such as cucumber, carrot, and cabbage are julienned and tossed with grilled mutton marinated in a medley of spices. Toss the greens and meat together for a refreshing, spicy dish.
Shredded mozzarella, fresh cilantro, potato, and flour are mixed with a variety of spices such as cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, and pepper then padded into balls. The balls are then fried until golden and served with three kinds of dips: tomato, mint, and coriander. The first bite brings a satisfying crunch, followed by melty cheese, then an incredible depth of spices. Most people agree; it’s one of the most popular items on the menu.
Jhose chicken comprises of chicken legs flavored with tomato sauce and spices such as garam masala, cumin, and ginger. The meat is cooked in a tandoori oven and paired with green beans, cauliflower, and broccoli sauteed in butter. The chicken has a lovely orange-reddish color from the marinate and has a smoky flavor, yet remains incredibly juicy. Sure, you can use the accompanying knife and fork to eat it, but better to grab one by the leg and devour it.
Choila is a traditional dish of the Newar community in Nepal that involves spicy grilled buffalo meat. For Nepali Kitchen, they rub strips of tenderloin beef with garlic, coriander, chili, and cumin before pan grilling them. The meat is succulent and deeply complex, offset by fresh coriander sprinkled on top and cool slices of cucumber served on the side.
Marshyangdi machha, or Marshyangdi fish, is a seafood dish inspired by the Marshyangdi river in Nepal. The meat is seasoned with a mixture of Nepalese spices then grilled until charred. It’s heady and smoky, spicy and moist, and transports you to the spectacular valleys of Nepal.
End your culinary journey through this magical country with kesari kheer, or rice pudding. Made from rice, spices, and milk, each spoonful is creamy and comforting, and the accompanying spices and slivered almonds adds depth and playful textures. It can be served either hot or cold, which makes for a dessert that will suit any season.
Monday: 6pm to 10:30pm
Tuesday to Sunday: 11am to 2pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
819 Julu Road
Nearest metro station: Changshu Road