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The Hungry Buddha is a gluten-free friendly restaurant and more

The Hungry Buddha caters for gluten-free diet and more. In this article, we talk about what we do to cater to our clientele.

One of the not so fun parts of dining out is when you have an allergy or intolerance and you are not sure if the restaurant you want to dine out can cater to that. But here at the Hungry Buddha, the staff and the management go above and beyond when it comes to serving customers with diet-related issues.

The menu has gluten-free and other diets clearly marked

Firstly, the menu is clearly marked if the meals are gluten-free (gf), dairy-free (df), contains nut (n) and vegetarian (v). The chef takes extreme care in the kitchen when preparing these dishes

Flexible Menu

The menu is very flexible and easily caters for diets. For instance, if you have a specific allergy – you can call the restaurant a day or so ahead and speak to the staff and sort out your allergy-related issues. Then when the day comes to dine with your friends in a big group, you don’t have to be bothered by the diet-related dilemma at all.

The restaurant comes with the main menu, special menu, banquet menu and the kid’s menu “mini buddha” all marked with diets. This makes very easy for diners to choose the meal they like.

If you have any questions about the diets / diet-related issues, please contact us here.

The Hungry Buddha

What makes Nepalese food unique?

Ammar Chef has been working with us for over two years now and has bolstered the Nepalese items we offer on our menu

Nepalese food is thought to have been originated from flavours and cooking styles of its neighbours – China, Tibet & India. Closest of them being India because of the religion, open border and most importantly the spices. While Nepalese food does have its similarities with Indian food, it is still very much a unique international cuisine.

Nepalese food is fresh, healthy and accommodates most diets. The Nepalese cooking is simple and that’s what makes it appealing to most people who are trekking in Nepal.

The Himalayan Spice Box

Let’s look at some key differences in Nepalese cooking

  • Nepalese cooking we chop and stir-fry the vegetables. Herbs and spices are simply added to give it extra flavour. There is no use of any kind of paste to complement the gravy.
  • Nepalese cooking does not use cream. Instead, its popular sauce is gravy, which presents a thinner and less heavy texture to the food. Nepalese is often considered healthier because of that.
  • Nepalese cooking (curry dishes) does not use sugar. There is only one real exception to this and this is if the dish is extremely sweet. Only then will Nepalese chefs add some cooking sugar.   
  • In Nepal, it is traditional to eat rice (Bhat) up to twice a day in a popular dish called Daal Bhat – a combination of steamed rice and a cooked lentil soup. Unlike Indian cuisine, in Nepal we do not eat as much naan or chapatti bread. Our broader menu does have choice of Naan/Roti for our customers at the Hungry Buddha.

At the Hungry Buddha, we use local vegetable suppliers to bring in our weekly supply of fresh vegetables. We prepare each dish on site with much care.

The Hungry Buddha caters for various dietary requirements. You can always email us or call us if you are unsure of our offerings.

The Hungry Buddha is open 7 days from 5 pm. You can also order online directly through our own platform and get it delivered straight to your home.

Visit Nepal 2020 – Experiences of a lifetime

The Visit Nepal Year 2020 official logo

The government of Nepal has announced the year 2020 as Visit Nepal Year in an ambitious aim to bring in 2 million tourists from around the globe. If you haven’t been to Nepal, this is the best time to help plan your next visit to Nepal.

There are many larger events planned throughout 2020 but for lifetime experiences, you can visit Nepal any time of the year and be spellbound.

Boudanath Kathmandu

Dancing with the Gods

You will come across stories of Gods and Goddesses as you walk the streets and alleys of Nepal. Where each day is a celebration of life, there are numerous festivals throughout the year. Nepal is home to the living Goddess, the Kumari – a manifestation of female divinity, who is venerated and worshiped by devotees across the country.

On the way to Everest Base Camp, Nepal

Adventure in the mountains

From the highest mountains in the world to amazing trekking trails, mountaineers, trekkers, and adventurers seek out the Himalayas every year during climbing season. Nepal also offers some of the best white water adventures – rafting and kayaking on thrilling waters and gentle rapids.

Wild Encounters

Explore the lush jungles of the national parks in Chitwan, Bardia and Rara on elephant backs or jeep safaris to spot rhinos grazing in the wild, crocodiles along swampy rivers, and tigers on the prowl.

Somewhere in the Himalayas of Nepal

Food Expeditions

Eating can be a joyful experience in Nepal. From multi-cuisine and specialty restaurants and bars about town to home-cooked meals from traditional kitchens, there’s a huge variety of street food to choose from too.

Journey Within

Nepal can be a journey of true self-discovery. The smell of incense, prayer flags in the wind, the chime of distant bells, butter lamps, the rotation of prayer wheels and mystical chants permeate centres of spiritual learning, monasteries, and temples. The birthplace of Buddha and the abode of Shiva, Nepal is a divine experience. Meditation, yoga, a temple stay or a spiritual sojourn, it draws believers and free thinkers alike.

A suspension bridge in Nepal

Crafts and Creations

Exquisite handicrafts flourish in Nepal. From handmade lokta paper to woven Dhaka shawls and pashmina, from artistic silver and metalware to stone carvings, woodworks, and paintings, there is something magical in the handcrafted products which carry skills that have been passed down generations to retain their authentic traditional roots.

The Nepalese Embassy in Canberra will be set up as a promotional center for the Visit Nepal Year 2020 Campaign.

If you are interested in traveling to Nepal and want to know more, please contact our team or the team through our sister company, Nepal Adventures. If you have a group who would be interested in traveling to Nepal in 2020, the experienced team at Nepal Adventures can help you plan every aspect of your trip.

Nepal Adventures specialise in organising group tours to Nepal from Canberra, Australia