What do I eat in Nepal?
Nepal has been calling out to the world’s adventurers for decades and restaurants have sprung up in the backstreets of Kathmandu catering to every imaginable palate. You want pizzas? You got them! You want Thai curries? The lemongrass is already being pounded. You want Korean barbecues? The grill is already sizzling. You name it and with proper knowledge you get to eat Oriental (Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Indian) and Continental (Mediterranean, French, Italian). Despite its rugged location and patchy transport links, Kathmandu serves up the world in a menu.
The Nepalese however, have Daal Bhaat for their lunch and dinner. Daal bhaat isn’t just a meal in Nepal. This hearty combination of rice, lentil soup and vegetables is the fuel of the Himalaya. Trekkers can walk for weeks across the highest mountain range on earth, powered almost solely by this carb-packed treat. And another Nepalese favorite is momos. Delicious parcels of meat, cheese or vegetables wrapped in wheat-flour shells, the momo is the dish that binds Tibet, Nepal and India together – transported across the mountains by the wandering monks who introduced Tibetan Buddhism to the Himalaya. These magnificent morsels come steamed or fried, with a side dollop of spicy chilly sauce.
How safe and secure is Kathmandu?
Kathmandu is a relatively safe city however; it is worth taking some precautions.
It is safer to not carry much cash with you and if possible knowing a few words of Nepali or Nepali Bhasa would make many things easier for you.
In an emergency, you can contact the police by dialing 100