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Five Famous Nepali Food

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Nepali food possesses the most delicious and unique style of taste. The varieties of ingredients Nepali food has are not common and used in all types of food. Nepali food is not only rich in its taste but reflects the wide variety of culture and traditions.

Daal Bhat Tarkari

Daal bhat tarkari is the daily meal eaten by all the Nepalese throughout the country. Daal is a soup made of lentils and spices which is served with the boiled grains known as Bhat.

Tarkari is curry-a mash up of different vegetables flavored with spices and curry powder. It is the main staple diet of most Nepali people and usually eaten two times a day.

You can eat Daal Bhat Tarkari while you are on most of the treks in Nepal for example Everest Base Camp Trek. Want to learn more? Check them out Trekking and Hiking in Nepal. On standard treks, we have farewell dinner and we also take our clients to get a Nepali Cuisine.


Momo is a type of dumpling which is made from dough usually filled with minced meat-buffalo, chicken and pork-and also with vegetables.

It is usually steamed or fried found in almost every restaurant, hotel and motel of Nepal and mainly eaten as an appetizer. This dish is very popular in almost every corner of Nepal. Momo is a must-try food item of Nepalese cuisine once you are here.


Chatamari is a Newari food item which is also a type of an appetizer. It resembles pizza. It is prepared fromrice flour by making flat bread cooked over heat.

It has toppings such as minced meat, eggs, some vegetables like tomato, onions, green chilly, etc.


Gundrook is dried and fermented green vegetable leaves. It is usually prepared as soup adding beans and potatoes. It is slightly sour and tangy with very unique taste.

Dheedo is a sugar-free dish made up of either wheat or maize. The food is high on nutrition level and satisfies the taste buds as well. It is usually eaten with Gundrook soup.

Dheedo is considered to be very healthy especially for diabetic people. This dish is also called as the national food of Nepal which can be found in typical Nepalese cuisine restaurants and the local homes of the villages.

Aloo Tama

Aloo Tama is a type of unique curry very famous in Nepalese dish which is a must-try. Aloo means “Potato” and Tama means the “Bamboo Shoots”.

It possesses the unique type of sour taste and is added with different ingredients. Adding of beans and buff meat gives the extra taste to it. This curry is very famous especially in Newari culture and you can taste the best Aloo Tama in Newari restaurants.

So, once you are here in Nepal, don’t forget to try a taste of these five famous Nepali food. And, if you can’t come here, try searching Nepali restaurants in your city or country. Nepali people are spread all over the world.

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