I am always keen to try new restaurants and new cuisine. It was a colleague’s farewell and we decided to try this Nepalese Restaurant in Soho. It’s quite a cosy restaurant, all the tables are quite close to each other. Thankfully we sat by the door, we wanted some ‘al fresco’ dining! HA! The menu was vast, lots of soups, dumplings, grilled meats, vegetables and countless curries!
Started with some bhenta tareko – fried eggplant marinated with fresh Nepali herbs (HKD66) was tasty.
We all loved the momocha – fresh home made dumplings with your choice of minced lamb, chicken or vegetables, steamed or deep fried (HKD78). From memory we had minced lamb and it was steamed. The dumplings were a little lamb-y for my liking but my fellow diners definitely enjoyed it.
The hass-ko sekuwa – barbecued boneless duck marinated with fresh light Nepalese Herbs and Spices (HKD158) was exceptionally tender and delicious. Could not stop eating it.
The kuhura-ko sekuwa – barbecued boneless chicken marinated with fresh light Nepalese herbs and spices (HKD118) was good but the duck was infinitely better.
We couldn’t resist the ramtoria – okra cooked with chopped onion, tomato and fresh ground spices, garnished with ginger (HKD95). I don’t eat okra very often so when I see it on the menu, would normally order it.
I can’t remember the name of this, but we got some bbq mixed meat – chicken, lamb, fish – came out on a sizzling hot plate and they were tasty and delicious.
And of course, Naan – a combination of plain naan, garlic, and onion! Delicious!
I have to admit it was a rather heavy lunch and I had serious food coma. Overall I thought it was quite good, some of the dishes were quite tasty, especially the okra, the duck and the momocha. Will definitely come back to try their other dishes.
GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10
Nepal Nepalese Restaurant
G/F, 14 Staunton Street
Ph: +852 2869 6212
I have never eaten Nepalese food and was really surprised when J (girl J, not boy J) suggested it. I had my doubts at first, but I knew J would not have suggested it, if she has never been. This little gem reminds me a little bit of a private kitchen, it’s homey and friendly, and the drawings in the restaurant are amazing. I was told that the owner drew all the paintings on the wall – from ceiling to floor. The painting below is one that he drew himself – it’s quite spectacular!
We started off with the fried chicken – the chicken was tender and juicy, and the batter thin and crispy. It wasn’t oily but absolutely tasty. Eaten with chili sauce, these succulent fried chickens were delightful.
Momos (or in order words dumplings!), are traditional delicacy in Tibet and Nepal. Slightly pan fried, these pork momos were juicy and fantastic.
We ordered a serve of the pork stirfry – thinly cut pork stir fried with capsicum, onion and lots and lots of chili. It was seriously spicy but absolutely delicious. The pork was a little tough, but the overall dish was full of flavour. The chilies were HOT (spicy hot) that it made me cry a little – pathetic I know, but they were good!
Next came the chicken curry (sorry photo was a little blurry!) – I was getting a little full by this stage, but the chicken was tender and the sauce, spicy and flavoursome. As most of you know, I am a little over curry, so didn’t have a lot of this.
Ordered a serve of poori. Unfortunately by the time it got to our table, it was a little soggy. It was a tad oily but I have to admit, dipped in curry, it was delicious.
This little gem opens till 5am – I know where I will be going after a night out drinking! It’s a great find, thanks to J! I know D and I enjoyed the meal (and of course the company!)! We waddled out of the restaurant happy and were deliciously stuffed. It was a little hard to do anything that afternoon due to food coma, but it certainly was worth it!
GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10
7/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Bldg,
No. 37 -43 Cochrane Street,
Central, Hong Kong.
Ph: +852 2854 0916