Equally popular among Nepali people and foreign tourists, Gundrook-Dheedo is a
sugar-free dish made of wheat, maize and dried green vegetable. The food is high
on nutrition level and satisfies the taste buds as well.
Aloo Tama (Alu Tama) simply means 'Potato Bamboo Shoots'. It is a unique and
classic Nepali curry flavor dish. It is unique in the sense that it is unlike
any other Indian or South Asian curry since they rarely use bamboo shoots. Similarly,
unlike other East Asian cuisine such as Chinese that uses Bamboo shoots but
do not use curry spices.
Vegetable Pulao (Fried Nepali Rice)
Vegetable Pulao is one of the popular ways rice is served during the parties
and events in the Nepalese household. It has flavor of turmeric and cumin to
it. The rice is particularly famous among tourists who prefer eating it with
curd and Manchurian.
Masu is spiced or curried meat (usually chicken, mutton, buffalo or pork) with
gravy. Served with rice, it is a main course dish, very popular in Nepal.
Vegetable Thukpa (Egg Noodles)
This is a seasonal dish. Tibetan Vegetable Thukpa is one of the main food. During
Tibetan new year celebration 'Losar'the dish is a part of celebration and tradition
for the Nepalese.
Regarded as Newari pizza, Chatamari is a flat bread made from rice flour with
or without toppings (meat, vegetables, eggs, sugar). It is highly savoured by
the tourists who consider it as a good and healthy substitute to pizza.
A special Limbu culture drink, Tongba is homemade wine. Fermented millet seeds
are put in a wooden or plastic mug which is filled with hot water. One sips through
a bamboo straw as more hot water is added which makes Tongba go down easily with
greater impact and taste. Many consume this drink during winter season, and is
also a favorite drink among the tourists.
Rakshi is a millet-based distilled alcoholic drink It is traditionally an important
requirement at a lot of religious rituals and social events, perhaps because
it is not only an alcoholic drink but also because of its antiseptic qualities.
It is a strong drink, and is often brewed at home.