Nepal has simply put a fascination for any traveller and tourist. It has everything a wanderer may hope to find. Panoramas to render you speechless, therapeutic adventures, bucket-list experiences, unique traditions and as a cherry on top for all the foodies out there, delicious cuisine.
Mountains and Nepal are often considered synonymous; however, a true explorer wouldn’t stop there. Nepalese are lavish in their traditions and hospitality. Kathmandu is slowly becoming a quintessential cosmopolitan city and Nepal, additionally is known for aboding some of the highly endangered species of flora and fauna that one can find there.
Pokhara is a striking feature and the various trekking trails have resulted in a booming business for the hospitality industry which resulted in setting up of cool hippy guest houses at various stops as the trail ascends. Among the Yeti stories and various mind-blowing traditions that blow many out-siders minds like the Chori Bibaha, an aspect that never fails to bring a sense of both desire and fulfilment is the Cuisine of the country.
Being a mountainous country, Nepalese are known to eat food that is rich in carbs and fats, to keep them energised and warm. Thus, their dishes are both delicious and fulfilling.
Here are the top 10 dishes in Nepal must try while visiting the country.
Dal – Bhaat rules over Nepal. It is simple and very delicious. While trekking, guides urge the trekkers to have more of this, as it will provide the necessary nutrients for such rigorous activity. Rice is served alongside Dal with pickle and yoghurt on the side. Rice grown in the region is very appetizing and the combination is very refreshing to eat.
Momos are an all-time favourite for travellers who come for the very reason to Nepal; to try Momos. Also known as dumplings, momos are a very popular delicacy in mountainous regions and thus have been customized and replicated multiple times for the travellers and outsiders.
Nepal’s very own donut, except comparatively less sweet. Sel rotis can be found stalls around consumed by locals and eager tourists alike.
A Nepali Kimchi or achaar, the dish is considered as the national food of the country. It is consumed as a side-dish to the main course and made by the fermentation of green vegetables.
Nepal’s very own style of pancakes, Wo is made during the sithi nakha festival. These are patties of Dal local to the Newari community of Nepal and a must-try while you are in the country.
The Newari community known how to light up the traditions and festivals and Samay Baji is one of the famous dishes of the community prepared as a starter.
A beer fan might think this is an excellent idea of exploring the Nepali kitchen. Made of rice, the beer is very famous among the locals of Nepal.
Yomari Punhi, a festival celebrated by the Newari, celebrates the end of a good harvest and the dish is prepared for the occasion. The dumplings are in the shape of fish and made of rice flour.
The meat is marinated with spices and roasted in the fire. It is a must-have starter in Nepal
Also known as Tibetan Hot Beer, it is a traditional drink of Limbu community and is made out of millets. It is consumed off bamboo straws and a must-have while in Nepal.
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