Sunday, June 12, 2016

Aloo Tikki yet another interesting dish

Aloo Tikki is yet another interesting dish that is spicy and refreshing. Especially for food lovers, its a tantalizing appetizer that is both yummy and spicy. Very very contemporary to the Indian subcontinent it's a explosion of taste and spices that just give you a unique taste to your taste buds.
As the name suggest it a combination of aloo (potato) Chick peas, spices, onion, curd, etc  

If you want an authentic taste of Aloo Tikki then you have to go no far. Just located near indrochowk in a petite street corner  that passes from Newroad  to the ranjana Galli you can see a small shop with  a stall. I have been having this dish for the last 4 to 5 years and every time I had it I had tears with a stomach full of happiness. One thing I can promise you is though it may not look so good from hygiene perspective  at your level but when it comes to local food you just have to taste and smell it to know the real deal of taste.

Its  the story of food culture where you follow your sense in knowing the people and their attitude. Its a simple dish with the touch of a tangy, savory, salty, sweet, etc.

A mix bomb that explodes in you mouth is the right expression, you just need to have it to know the real taste.    

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bota Momo: A Heaven for Momo Lovers

Located at Kumaripati, Bota Momo is a paradise for Momo Lovers for kathmanduties. With a very clean and crispy environment the Bota welcomes you in a variety of selection of items that are listed in an unending menu. From Momos to Aloo ko achar to Sausages the list goes on in a never ending junk heaven, its a new food trend for food Lovers who just love to try new food for their pallet. They have tried to redeveloped the concept of giving something different  with JUMBO Momo which is big and it tastes certainly good.

The quality  and taste of the food items are good and it severely has any issues. I felt everything was good except for the prices of some of the items. I felt the price was a bit more for few of the items in the list where I didn't like the concept of using plastic glass for water dispenser other than that the place has a clean and very progress standards.

I have to mention this that I was sitting at the ground floor and the seats were a bit uncomfortable in terms of my size but hey you cannot get everything every where but to a normal standard it was well addressed.

Apart from the food items and decor it was simply well managed and the use of the Bota itself helps you to discover the real essence of the eatery.  It certainly looks clean and hygienically feels good that you are in different place.

The best thing about the place is the wide variety of sauce that are available, you can just splurge your-self to try the best of what it has to offer. The variety of sauce are very well thought of  in terms of taste and essence. You can just dip yourself to the never ending addiction of coming back for more.
As said the mark of a lion is not its size but its fear and similarly the mark of Bota is not just its list of items but its environment, quality of food and services provided

Hope Bota would further progress in its chain of restaurants in keeping the standards and giving new taste to the public      

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Three Star: ☆☆☆

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Pizza Cutter: A New Trend for Food Lovers

Opened in more than 6 locations across Kathmandu at Kamalpokhari, Nagpokhari, Samakhusi, Baneswor, Tripureswor  and Newroad, The Pizza Cutter is a very popular name among teenagers and youngsters. I myself have tried the pieces ranging from the chicken to the mushroom but few of the times I have survived the taste and sad quality. The quality of product has been changing as during the establishment the quality was good and the taste was better but now may be after commercialization the quality of the product has simply gone down.
I must mention this that the chicken pizza now which use to have real chicken pieces has now been replaced by pieces of chicken sausages.

I think the plus point of the product is the price, packaging and size but to a downer side the quality has been very not up to the standards as it keeps fluctuating and as random as the taste that I have encountered between Nagpokhari station and  Kamal Pokhari I have simply stopped eating pizzas.

When I complained about the bad taste, the manager at the station said it comes from the hub, and they just reheat it for distribution. They have no intervention with the topping or the quality. Apart from this most of the times the toppings are also less, I am not expecting more from the product but I fairly deserve and want what is being priced and what the clients deserve.
So please if you read this review try to work on your quality as the pictures in the social media may look good for few but for people who love the taste it fairly right to have less topping and sad quality.


Two Star: ☆☆

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

KFC: Junk Food Lovers

No-matter how bad a food is, people always have loved their junk food, similarly when it comes to eating non veg junk items, KFC Nepal is one of the most burning places that caters the inner thirst of fatty, greasy chicken, that simply is crispy, and tasty.

For most of hip crowd the KFC Durbarmarg serves as  a place for a hang out which is located at the center of the capital. People love to come and entertain their social media side as its quite refreshing and trendy in every sense of being popular.

Now, let's talk about the food, Food quality of KFC is good but at times the chicken wings and burgers do taste different. The KFC crushers are my favorite, though i prefer the cold latte  but still at times its quite refreshing.  I love the popcorn chicken and chicken wings have a different taste.

I think the chicken wings and burger are very popular and are easy snack where the chicken bucket are more popular among the big adults.

I have to mention this, the prices are whopping high which is barely anything exception to the quality and services available. Talking more about the services and facilities, I think the services have fairly gone down, during the opening the KFC Nepal was very optimized in terms of services and about the clients needs but its not up to the mark anymore.  
Last time I was there for a small party and the cashier placed a not order item on the bill and I had to remind her about the mistake and later the order was summoned to us.

With high price food items, the KFC serves a wide variety of items that are very good at looking and marketing  but when it comes to the real deal  the proportion of the size are fairly stomach filling, i mean to say the lower price items.  
I think they have to re-innovate their menu as competition is picking up and its time to pull up the socks

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Three Star: ☆☆☆

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Bent Fork for the people with different taste

The Bent Fork is yet another restaurant that is very different in the K-town. Centrally located in the offset near lazimpat it offers a wide variety of crazy taste to the buds.

Recently launched it has been buzzing around with its different taste and presence. Its  menu has a wide variety of  classic dishes and drink that caterers its arrivals with a world of explosion of gastronomic wonder.

One of the great food master's said, "food is not just for the taste, its a ways to look into the the living habits of people." 

You might be wondering how come I am using  such heavy words for a restaurant but with the menu so vivid and depth, you will know what the owner has been doing with her skills.

These are some of the menus buster that are quite popular around the table:
  • Cinnamon and spice iced tea with lemon
  • Rose lemonade
  • Spicy grilled tofu salad
  • special spaghetti al olio
  • Special The Bent Fork burger with fries
  • Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

The restaurant seems to have a European flair with South and East Asian influences. Run and opened by Ayesha Lissanevitch, its a place of difference for good food and good time

I highly recommend Bent Fork


Three Star: ☆☆☆

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Puskar Sekuwa Corner : A taste of Nepali Cuisine

If you are travelling by Putalisadak you will see a small shop near four corners of bagbazar road that fumes with smoke. It's a place that roars with the taste of meat lovers where the sekuwa is being smoked. The sekuwa is a popular food among meat lovers that is an appetizing for the taste buds.
Basically a sekuwa is a smoked Goat meat in spices that is barbecued in coal. You can find varieties of goat meat products that are really amazing and mouth watering here.      

It is basically the spices rub and how its cooked that makes a food taste better, one thing I can say is Puskar Sekuwa is indeed one of the very local food stop that certainly gives you the taste of real Nepali cuisine.

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Two Star: ☆☆

Friday, December 25, 2015

Authentic taste of Typical Nepali food

You may have heard very limited items in terms of Nepali food taste or gastronomical wonders but satisfying your pallet there is more to a devouring taste of exciting flavors inspired in the ups and downs of the taste buds. Nepal is full of mixture of taste its multilingual dialect not only facilitates its cultural practice to the richer side practices wide variety of culinary recipes of  taste.

Nepali food is not a freeway like the Chinese or Indian taste. It's a shuttle and a protagonist taste of amazing spices and herbs that are balanced among the most amazing experience of the taste world.
to be very specific, it is  not vague and intriguing with spices and heat, its a more abrupt and sensitive taste of rich ingredients of the food where the spices are the main stars but an added bonus of the ingredients.

If you think Momos, chowmins  and dalbhat is the way to Nepali food then you are completely wrong. Nepal food has an edge with a more shuttle taste with a stingy broth taste.

1. Gundruk: Gundruk is one of the most famous food cuisine in Nepali food culture.  A hilly food source of the diet, it is kind of a fermented version of the green leafy vegetable turned into a dry hard smelling element of the Nepali cuisine. Though recognized as  a popular and most important food in Nepal and it claims to be one of the national dishes, people may or may not be accepting the taste but for any mountain person its a daily dose of minerals and source of a yummy broth everyday for the winters. To be specific every Nepali craves for Gundruk soup that is rich in flavor and taste and to be very frank if you come to Nepal that is the real taste of Nepal gastronomical wonder.
It can be used in so many way fried and made into a pickle or massed and mixed with curry but the most popular Nepali style is a broth that is very stinky for the outsider but very soothing and tasty for the native soul. you want the real taste of Nepal you gotta try Gundruk in the most spunky way to feel the food adventure of Nepal.  It is the food of the hilly people where most of the times the temperatures are very fluctuating and due to this there is scarcity of food and shortage of other food items the Nepalese have been preserving their food in-terms of their tradition and culture in the most wonderful way of practicing this gastronomical wonder. Every time I smell a Gundruk my mouth waters in the most enchanting way of feeling a true nepali. Nepal in every way possible is a  

Process of making Gundruk 1. First take some green leafy vegetable and wash them thoroughly
2. Dry them ion the sun for 2 to 3 days once the green color starts to fade
3. Tightly pack  them in a glass or wooden bottle and add some hot water to start the fermentation process
4. Put the the bottle in the sun
5. After a day when the fermentation starts keep a check in the smell and level of acidity
6. Once you are sure of the smell and consistency then take it out and dry it in the sun
7. Walla you have Gundruk

2. Tama:  Tama is yet another version of the best food cuisine of Nepali food. It's very authentic and very versatile in so many ways of its taste. Though can be closely related to Kimche in smell but has a rich and specific taste that enhances the nepali dhal bhat in the most spectacular way. It is generally cooked with black-eyed peas where various spices and herbs are added to enhance the taste.

Tama is a fermented bamboo shoot tipped from the young bamboo  which is fermented and aged as per taste.   It is a unique and classic style Nepali curry flavor dish.

Process of making Tama 
1. The bamboo shoot are cut from the shack

2.They are fermented with oil and turmeric power
3. As the time passes it gives that rich and aromatic smell

3. Suke ko Maccha: Dried smoked fish is yet another aspect of the Nepali food that is rich in taste and flavors. It is one of the major diets of the Nepali people where there are fishes available from ponds and rivers.

It is cooked in a curry style broth with herbs and spices which has its unique set of taste and flavors.