As an international Jazz Vocalist I have had the pleasure and privilege of traveling the globe extensively. Although I have sampled a wide variety of food through the years, I was thrilled to be asked by The Yum List to explore unknown territory in the culinary delights of Nepal.
I had some preconceived ideas of how traditional Nepalese food may taste because of where it is placed geographically. I expected a heavy Indian influence with a sprinkling of Chinese. What I discovered however, was something very different and unique.
The other half of this dynamic duo is not Batman, but you will Marvel at her creations. Its Robin’s sister, Amrita Bhattachan who is the chef. Together with traditional recipes and cooking styles passed down from their mother they have created something very special, here in the heart of Asia’s culinary capital.
The menu is quite extensive and varied with dishes ranging from Chowmein with Indian spices to mutton shanks in a pumpkin puree.
|Deep Fried Momo – Nepalese Chicken Dumplings (RM7)|
I then went on to enjoy a feast, sampling most of the dishes on the menu: Chowmein, Tawa Maccha (grilled fish), Alloo Silam (boiled potatoes marinated with red onion and silam), Nepali Salad, Buteko Simi (stir fried green beans with garlic and mixed spices) and Fapar Ko Roti (buckwheat bread).
|Fapar Ko Roti – Buckwheat Bread (RM7)|
|Snack Platter (RM24)|
However the stand out dishes for me were:Khasiko Masu Bhat (Traditional Thali set with rice, black bean dal, Nepalese lamb curry, curry vegetables, green spinach, chutneys and salad).
|Chata-Mari – Nepalese Egg and Rice Crepe Pizza (RM12) Yummmy!|
Monica oohed and aahed over the Farsi Ko Dal with Mutton. Tender mutton shanks are stewed with sweet pumpkin making a thick, baby food-like consistency, sauce.
|Farsi (Pumpkin) Ko Dal with Mutton (RM18)|
Caning found the fish curry to his liking. The fresh herbs, used as both adornment and flavouring, give the dish a healthy colour and freshness in the mouth.
|Jhol Machha – Fish Curry RM18|
There are some milky desserts too, but we were too full to really appreciate them. We were quite happy to end with the toothsome mains and finish with another glass of Shangri-Lla.
All the food is prepared from scratch. Nothing is pre-cooked. They also cater for vegetarians and vegans and is tremendous value for money.
It is definitely going to added to my KL itinerary for all future visits. I recommend to get there soon before everyone finds out about it. Enjoy 🙂Reason to visit: a fine opportunity to sample homestyle Nepalese cuisine in a cheerful, clean environment; very reasonable prices for both drinks and food; Farsi Ko Dal with Mutton; Chata-Mari (!); Momo (!); Khasiko Masu Bhat; and Shangri-Lla
Opposite TGI Friday’s (outside)
F-O-6 Ground Level
Plaza Damas Shopping Centre
60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur
+6 016 9770 718