Skip to main content

20 Amazing Food every Nepalese Restaurants serve you

Nepali Dal Bhat
Nepali Khana Dal Bhat
There are different varieties of food in Nepalese Cuisines that you will love to eat. But there some food varieties of food everyone loves that makes these food evergreen for ever. I have been working as a chef in many restaurants located in different places of Kathmandu, Nepal. I have found found these food in every restaurants and they are famous every where not only with in Nepal also abroad among Neplese citizens. Here is the list.

Dal Bhat - Nepali Thali Set - Common Rice Dish
Nepali Dal Bhat
Dal Bhat 
Dal Bhat is most common food in Nepal that most people eat at lunch time. The variations includes Steamed or boiled rice, Spicy thick lentil soup, tomato chutney, mixed chutney, greens, mixed vegetables curry, Meat curry of your choice, papad, side salad, green chilly, lemon wedge, hash browns, crispy bitter gourd, gundruk, yoghurt & ghee . You can get this food from small cafes to deluxe hotels. The food in small cafes & restaurants serve limited sides while deluxe hotels & restaurant serve unlimited sides. Best Known Dal Bhat set is Thakali Thali Set

Momo - Nepalese Dumplings- Chinese Dumplings
Steamed Momo
Momo is the most famous restaurant style food in Nepal. You won't find any restaurants that doesn't serve momo. Anyone who visits Nepal loves it. It is a type of dumplings with minced meat wrapped inside and served with Homemade Tomato sauce & Spicy Sichuan Pepper Sauce and has many varieties. But the most common is Steamed Buff Momo generally known as momo. If you love vegetables you can have Veg Momo, if you love chicken you can have Chicken Momo. There are more varieties like Paneer Momo & Mushroom Momo. The cooking method also plays important role in variations. A part from Steamed Momo you also have choice like Fried Momo, Kothey Momo, Steamed C Momo &  Fried C Momo. Generally Chilly momo is known as C Momo which is Spicy, Sweet & Savoury in taste.

Chowmein - Chinese Stir Fried Noodles
Prawn Chowmein
After Momo Chowmein is most famous restaurant style food in Nepal. If you want to try something rather than momo it is chowmein. It is fried noodles with vegetables served with tomato ketchup & green chilly sauce.  You also have choices like Veg Chowmein, Buff Chowmein, Chicken Chowmein, Egg Chowmein & Mixed Chowmein. You may also get Prawns Chowmein & other variations in some places. 

Thukpa - Chinese Veg Noodles Soup
Nepali Thukpa
Thukpa is vegtables noodle soup which is one of the most common noodle soup in Nepal. It is Chinese & Tibetan style mixed soup.  It also has variations like Veg, Egg, Chicken, Buff & Mixed Thukpa. It is sweet & sour in taste but you can ask for spicy if you prefer.

Pakoda - Gram flour Battered Fried Fritter
Pakoda is battered fried food very similar to other fried items. The difference is the batter is based on gram flour while others are AP flour based. Anise seed plays very important role in it the texture & flavour. The variations include Paneer Pakoda, Vegetables Pakoda, Onion Pakoda, Chicken Pakoda & Cheese Pakoda etc. The food is served with tango tomato based sauce or other sauces like ketchup.

Chhoila - Chargrilled Spicy Meat cubes
Chhoila is also very famous among Nepalese people. It is chargeilled meat mixed with green garlic shoots & other spices. This is specially Newari Ethnic Dish of Nepal. Roasted mustard oil & Chilly flakes are the must for this dish. This is very spicy dish you have to
inform before if you want less spicy. Chhoila is served with Nepalese beaten rice flakes or served in Samay Baji Set. The variations include Buff Chhoila, Chicken Chhoila & Duck Chhoila commonly.

Sekuwa - Chargrilled meat in skewers
Sekuwa is a barbecued meat that is also famous among Nepalese people. This dish is chargrilled meat of bite sized pieces or chunks marinated with spicies & lemon juice. The dish varieties are Buff Sekuwa, Chicken Sekuwa & Mutton Sekuwa served with beaten rice flakes.

Khaja Set - Mixed sides with Flattened Rice 
Newari Khaja set aka Samaybaji
Khaja set is special dinner set & has many sides, mainly includes Chhoila or Sekuwa, Tomato Chutney or Mixed Chutney or pickles, & Side salad. You will get sides like black eyed beans, greens, spicy soya beans, spicy potatoes, boiled & fried egg, lentil patty in Newari Khaja set or Samay Baji even more if you try Newari Bhooj Set.

Taas Set - Shallow Pan Fried mutton with Puffed Rice & Sides
Chicken Tass
Taas set is also similar to khaja set set but here puffed rice is used in place of flattened rice & shallow fried mutton takes place of Chhoila or Sekuwa. Other sides include homemade tomato & radish pickle, side salad & pickled ginger & green chilly. The variations are like Chicken Taas

Bhutun - Stir fried intestines & gut
Bhutun is intestines & gut specially cooked food & very famous among people of Nepal. The variations include Buff & Mutton commonly. It is served with diced onions & green chillies atop served with beaten rice flakes.

Chicken Chilly - Battered fried chicken with Vegetables and spicy sauce
Chilli chicken
Chilly Chicken
Chicken chilly is Battered fried Chicken with spicy & tango sauce. It is also famous among Nepalese people. It is best side for beverage lovers. 
Variations like Chips Chilly, Buff Chilly, Veg Chilly & Pork Chilly also Chilly Momo which is known as C. Momo.

Aalu Jeera - Stir fried potatoes with cumin seeds
Aalu jeera
Aalu Jeera
This potato dish is very popular. It is also side for Newari Khaja set. Thia can be served with flattened rice also. It is snacks for beverages also. One of the best potato dish everyone loves.

Badam Sandheko - Spicy Peanuts 
Peanuts plain
Plain Peanuts
Variations like Potato Sandheko, Soyabean Sandheko, Green Peas Sadheko, Chicken Sandheko, Sukuti(Dried Meat) Sandheko & Wai Wai Sandheko

French Fry - Simply Potato finger chips
French Fried
French Fries
Like other people Nepalese people also like french fries. This crispy potato finger dish is very famous in restaurants in Kathmandu and outside the Capital.

Potato & Bamboo Shoot Soup - Aalu Tama
Aalu tama is traditional Nepalese soup prepared with bamboo shoot, potatoes and black eyed beans. The soup is sour & spicy so if it what you love you can try it. You can get Aalu Tama is traditional Nepalese Restaurants.

Fried Chicken - Battered or non battered lemon fried Chicken
Chicken Fried
Fried Chicken
Since Fried Chicken is all time favourite dish. It is also famous among Nepalese people. But the variety is little different. You can get battered fried chicken in many restaurants in Kathmandu. But if you want to try Traditional Nepalese Fried Chicken you can get in many Nepalese restaurants. The fried chicken is only marinated in Nepalese Spices & Lemon juice without floor & egg.

Roast Chicken - Chicken Oven
Chicken Roast
Chicken Roast
Marinated chicken is prepared in a rotating oven or normal oven. It is famous among hard drinks lovers. 
Choupsey - Mixed Vegetables with Crispy Fried Noodles

Pizza - Parmesan cheese pizza
Variations include chicken, cheese, sausage, salami, pepporini, garlic & green pepper pizza

Burger - Minced meat patty in Bun
Variations inside vegetables, cheese & minced buff burger

Recommended for you

Mediterranean Cold Mezze: Cold Appetizers

Homous  - Blend of Checkpeas with tahina, olive oil and lemon juice served with olive oil and arabic bread basket

Homous Beiruti/Labanese - Homous with garlic, cumin powder, pickle and chopped parsley served with olive oil and arabic bread basket
Moutabal - Chargrilled eggplant with tahina, yoghurt and lemon juice served with olive oil , roman seed and arabic bread basket
(Various moutabal are found like kusha, beetroot, carrot etc..)
Baba Ghanoug - Chargrilled eggplant with diced bell peppers, tomatoes and  onion, garlic, lemon juice, roman sauce, parsley and mint served with extra virgin olive oil, roman seeds & sauce , onion with sumac, mint leaves atop and arabic bread basket

Tabouleh - Minced parsley with burgul, onion, tomatoes and olive oil and lemon dressing salad served with fresh romaine lettuce, lemon wedges, tomatoes and olive oil atop
Fattoush - Romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, white onion, spring onion, sliced black olives, green pepper, radish, parsley, thymes, bakl…

Top 52 Most Popular Mediterranean Dishes

1. Bamia bi'lahme - A stew prepared with chunks of lamb meat with okra in a tomato-based sauce, served over rice.

2. Bazila' bi' lahme - Meat and green peas in tomato sauce served with rice

3. Biryani Lahme/Dadaj - A very common dish, which consists of heavily seasoned rice cooked with chicken or lamb. Originally from the Indian sub-continent served with spicy tomato sauce and yoghurt sauce

4. Dajad Mahshi - stuffed chicken with rice, onion, lahme and nuts served with rice

5. Dajad bil Batata - Chicken cooked with potato and tomato slices served with rice

6. Dajad/Lahme Maghrabiah or couscous : Semolia dish with onion, chick peas and chicken or lahme

7. Djaj Mechwi – grilled chicken with peas

8. Dajad Molukhia - Chicken Molukhiya served with lemon onion sauce

9. Daoud Bacha - meatballs with tomato sauce

10. Deleh Mehshi - stuffed rib cage of lamb

11. Doodi - smoked rice served with lemon garlic chicken

12. Fasoulia bil lahmeh/Fasulya -- a stew made with green/dry white beans, lamb an…

Mediterranean Hot Mezze: Hot Appetizers

Homous w/ meat & pine nuts/awarma - Homous served with with meat & pine/ awarma and olive oil atop and pita bread

Kibbeh w/ meat -( kibbe, kebbah, kubbeh, kubbah or kubbi) stuffed  balls (bulgur (cracked wheat), minced onions, and finely ground lean beef, lamb, goat, or camel meat with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice) with minced meat, walnut, pine seeds and olive oil

Chinese Chicken with Noodles and Vegetables

Chinese Soft Noodle.... Gravy Chow Mein (chāu-mèing) It can be seafood or only vegetable also....

Ingredients (2 servings)
250 grams Noodle 200 grams Boneless Chicken 5 cloves Whole Garlics 1 pc Medium Red Onion 1 pc Small Green Bellpepper 10 gram Ginger Rooti

Some Internationally well known Salads

Green and White Salads:- White cabbage, green apple, served with special lemon dressing
Classic Caesar Salad:- Iceberg lettuce, Caesar dressing topped with Parmesan cheese and home made crispy  croutons and also grilled Chicken
Salade Niçoise
:- Mixed greens, tuna, cherry tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, green beans, boiled eggs & boiled potatoes served lemon dressing

Greek Salad:- Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, black olives, onions and bell pepper served with vinaigrette and topped with feta cheese  Amazon Fresh Grocery
Chef Salad:- Mixed greens, grilled beef fillet, grilled chicken fillet, smoked turkey & salmon, sweet corns, cherry tomatoes, served with with Russian dressing(lemon mayo) or honey mustard vinaigrette dressing topped with shredded Parmesan cheese and diced feta cheese Crab Noodles Salad:- Egg noodles, crab sticks, corn, carrot & cucumber served with delicious mayo ginger dressing
Tuna Pasta Salad:- Pasta(Fusilli), marinated tuna, corn, bell pepper & Parmesa…