What makes Nepalese food unique?

09
Sep
2019
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.

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