Food in Nepal

Overview

FOOD IN NEPAL

Food in Nepal Nepal’s most known dishes are probably dal bhat (rice and lentils) and the popular momos.  And besides the international dishes from continental to Asian, Nepal that are available in the touristic areas, Nepal has a wide variety of local dishes to discover.

There is no better way to understand Nepal and the Nepali people, than through their kitchen. Nepal does not have a distinct cooking style. However, food habits differ depending on the region. Most Nepalis do not use cutlery but eat with their right hand.

Acquired from Tibetans, momos (steamed or fried dumplings) deserve a mention as one of the most popular snack among Nepalis. Rotis (flat bread) and dhedo (boiled flour) also make meals in some homes.

Wherever a self may go, his exploration would be incomplete without getting an opportunity to taste the local food of the destination. Nepal is the land of delicious, cuisine. Varieties of cuisine are available upon categories of ethnicity, geography, and climate of the country. Rice is the major source of energy in the country, where – everywhere – Nepali people love to consume two times a day, as lunch and dinner, every day. However, side dishes may vary from lentils to vegetable curries to meat curries to extremely spicy pickle.

Rice remaining constant, the side dishes is the excitements of the Nepali cuisine. Depending upon culture and ethnicity, chef of the Nepali houses (mothers especially) tend to settle curries with complex spices that she had learned from her mother, which traditionally has been in survival for centuries.

Newars, indigenous to the Kathmandu Valley, cater the best snacks in the country. Their cuisine makes much use of buffalo meat, however, their vegetable soup, made of potato and bamboo shoot, is simply tempting.

Especially, Thakalis are notable for producing high-grade rice, lentils, vegetables, and curries in the country.

The Himalayan cuisine of Nepal is much influenced by the Tibetan culture. Exquisite yak cheese of the Himalayan region is notably famous in all over the country, and beyond.

The lowland of Nepal, Madhesh (Terai), is the grain vault of the country. Food in Nepal Much of the food and fruits of Nepal are produced in this region. Tharu, indigenous the Terai make the delicious food of ‘chicher’ and they, relatively, make the delicious  fish curry in the country.

Nepali people, normally, have their lunch before leaving for work, school, or colleges. So, there is a system of having healthy and heavy, alike, breakfast or high tea during the lunch time.