Happy Toran La!
Toran La, the biggest festival of Thakali community, is celebrated at the same time of Fagu Purnima or Holi, and falls on first month of New Year of the Thakali calendar. The significance of the festival is worshipping or paying homage to ancestors or forefathers, and celebrated by families by getting together, merry-making wi [...]
Rice is the main staple of Nepali and eaten with varieties of dishes such as vegetable curry, meat curry, lentil or bean soup (daal), fresh or fermented pickles etc. We generally eat it everyday for both lunch and dinner, and sometime for breakfast or mid-day meals by frying leftover rice. Cooking rice is very simple and easy but requires so [...]
I had always been searching a good place for fish dishes cooked with Nepali spices and traditions until I found this ‘DunaTapari Restaurant’ in Pame, Pokhara (map here). I never had such good fish dishes in Nepal before. Pame, which is located at the head of Fewa Lake, is popular with fish and duck dishes since ages. The restaurant was establ [...]
Maghe Sakranti is one of the biggest festivals of Magar communities. Growing up in the community, I remember having Batuk roti and boiled then fried Tarul (yam) with spices when kid. These are the popular ethnic delicacies of Magar communities eaten during the festival. It is very easy to make, and a little different way of eating Tarul than [...]
Maghe Sakranti or Makar Sakranti is the first day of the month Magh of Bikram Sambat Calendar. In Tharu and Maithali communities, the day is known as Maghi and celebrated as New Year. In Newar communities, it is known as Ghya Chaku Sanhlu named after the foods eaten during the day ghee and hardened molasses.
Every communities and ethnic group [...]
There is another reason to visit Boudha beside Sherpa and Tibetan foods. Boudha Stupa destroyed during 2015 earthquake has been fully restored now, and it looks better than ever.
In the earlier article, Eat in Boudha- Tibetan and Sherpa Cuisine, I have listed some of the Sherpa and Tibetan foods and places to eat that you shouldn’t miss [...]
Nothing can beat the delicious sumptuous flavor of Thakali Khana. Daal is the major highlight of the dish. The secret of its rich flavor, creamy texture, peculiar greenish color and unique aroma lies in the way it is cooked and ingredients used for cooking.
Delicious Thakali style Mustang simi (beans) daal with ghee, wild Himalayan herb (jimb [...]
Choila is a traditional authentic food and center to the Newari food culture. It is a must have dish in almost any Newari festivals and celebrations, and also offered to gods. It is barbecued meat (generally of buffalo’s meat) and spiced up with various spices, garlic chives and roasted mustard oil. While there is a tradition of eating buff c [...]
Kathmandu is more than just getaway to Himalayas and city full of temples. It also has surprisingly rich and unique food culture representing the diverse ethnicity and culture of Nepal. Originally inhabited by Newari people, Kathmandu offers a rich food culture of Newari communities, as well as foods from various regions and ethnic communitie [...]
I recently traveled around China for almost three weeks, and got to know more about Chinese cuisines. Although Chinese food culture is very different from ours, there are also some similarities such as use of Timur (Sichuan pepper) for flavoring. We have made some of the cuisines originally from China our own with local ingredients and spices [...]