An Egg Is More Than Just an Egg at While in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU:Here is the soul of New York, manifested as breakfast: an egg, over easy, the white cratered with a copper frill and the yolk a veiled pulse at the center, flopped over bacon and oozing cheese. Tradition demands that this be served in the jaws of a kaiser roll. But at While in Kathmandu, a Nepali restaurant in Ridgewood, Queens, it’s presented on a pancake — your choice of buckwhe...

The Business of Molasses in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Krishna Maharjan was busy making molasses in the front yard of his house in Patan. His other family members also were lending him hand in making and packing of the molasses for sale. It’s been about a decade that his family has started the business of making and selling of molasses. “We have a lot of sales during the season time and less during the off season period but there is ...

3rd national fish festival from Nov 24

KATHMANDU:  The third National Fish Festival is taking place here from coming Thursday. Nepal Fisheries' Entrepreneurs Association, the organiser of the festival, shared information about this at a press meet here today. Different verities of live fish and fish items will be available in the festival. The festival is to be held at local Bhrikutimandap with the theme of "let's eat domesti...

Pulao

Rice is the obvious staple for many Nepalese dishes, and in a similar fashion to many other Asian countries. The fried rice dish of Pulao (also know as Pilaf and Pilau) is popular with locals and visitors. Vegetable pulao in particular can be found throughout Nepal, and consists of fried rice with vegetables which have been lightly seasoned with turmeric and cumin. Accompaniments to the dish can v...

Sel Roti

Sel roti is a cross between a doughnut and a bagel, but sel roti is actually made of rice flour and is like no other bread in the world. A crispy and sweet outer surface gives way to a puffy and soft-textured dough. The rice flour bread is deep fried and worked into a circular shape. It is the perfect snack or breakfast treat, and they are often consumed during Tihar and Dashai religious festivals...

Thukpa

Thukpa is a Nepalese hot noodle soup, containing pieces of meat and vegetables. This wintery delicacy is popular in Kathmandu and other mountainous regions of Nepal, as it is a warming and comforting dish. Meaning ‘noodle’ in Tibetan, Thukpa takes influences from both Tibet and China, and is often seen eaten alongside momo. The carefully seasoned meat stock gives the dish a very pleasant aroma, me...

Dal Bhat

Due to farming restrictions in some of the higher regions of Nepal, rice is often substituted with other grains, such as cornmeal and barley, in addition to potatoes, unleavened breads and dhido (a porridge-like consistency, made using flour and hot water). This is most visible when looking at the indisputably popular dish, Dal Bhat. If Nepal had a national dish, this would be it. Having crossed t...