Must try food while you are in Nepal
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Must try food while you are in Nepal

Nepali food

Nepal is a beautiful country enrich with multi-indigenous people who have their own culture, tradition, language, and food pattern. The diverse in the country leads to the diversity of food too. The unique food of Nepal reflects the wide variety of cultures and traditions of Nepal. Food of Nepal has a unique style of taste with high nutritional as the food is prepared with available local spices, which are useful to eat for health. Nepalese food is the most popular and hygienic, among other foods. The food in Nepal is the most delicious and quick to cook. You will enjoy the variety of food that is offered in Nepal. So don’t forget to try Nepali food during your time in trekking in Nepal. There are many Must try food while you are in Nepal.

Here is the list of some famous foods of Nepal that you must try while you are in Nepal:

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Daal Bhat Tarkari:


Daal Bhaat Tarkari is regarded as the ethnic food of Nepal, which is eaten two times daily by Nepalese. You will be served with the perfect combination of Daal (Pulse soup), Bhaat (steamed rice), Tarkari (Curry), Achar (Pickle), Dhido( flours of maize, wheat, millet, buckwheat after boiling), Meat, etc. which is full of a balanced diet. You will gain a unique style of taste which is available throughout Nepal and also will help you to stay close to locals.



MOMO is the most popular dish all over Nepal that is almost loved by all. It is the perfect dish that can be eaten anytime. It is made by steaming wrapping minced meat or vegetable in the dough and bite with dipping in spicy sauce. It is usually made with buffalo meat, chicken, pork and sometimes made with a vegetable like cabbage, onion, etc. MOMO can be served either by frying, steaming with a spicy sauce that comes under must-try food in Nepal.

Kwati (Mixed bean soup):


It is a popular traditional Nepalese soup specially made in the cold and rainy season with nine kinds of beans like black eye peas, soya beans, green peas, cowpeas, chickpeas, black lentils, adzuki, mung dal, and favas. The kwati is specially prepared during Janai Purnima that is rich in protein. It is also believed that eating kwati during sickness will provide strength.

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Samay Baji:


It is one of the famous Newari traditional foods specially prepared for a festival or different occasion. It consists of unique taste and spicy, so it is popular among all the Nepalese and has been passed down from generation to generation. Various items are included in Samay baji such as beaten rice, black soya bean, smoked meat, boiled beans and potato with spicy, fried pancakes,  boiled egg, green vegetable, bamboo shoot beans potato mixed curry, ginger, pickle with homemade whiskey Aila. So it is regarded as the most diversified food in the world.



Chatamari is the popular Newari round shape dish made with rice flour, meat, egg, and vegetable cooked in a non-stick pan. It is also known as Newari pizza. Chatamari is a special dish prepared mainly in Newar festive. Initially, it is ready by making flatbread in heat and over the bread minced meat, egg, tomato onions, green chili, spicy, etc. if you wish for more taste. It is considered healthy and tasty food to eat.



It is also one of the Newari unique traditional dishes specially made on the Newari birthday occasion and Yomari Punhi festival. It is made with dumping rice floor of fig shape filling with sesame seed, chaku( a sweet made with sugar), khuwa (milk solid) by steaming. It is the best and delicious dish of Newar that is served hot. In every corner of the Newari hotel in Kathmandu, Yomari is available. You can never and ever get enough of this dish.

Aloo Tama:


Aloo Tama is a unique Nepali curry dish made with aloo (potato), Tama (bamboo shoots), and beans that must try when you are in Nepal. It is also one type of Newari special dish which is sour. It can be easily available in the Newari restaurant with Samay baji. Buff meat and black-eyed beans add extra taste in this dish. It is also prepared, especially in the Newari community feast.

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Kheer( Rice Pudding):


It is one of the most popular Nepali dishes specially prepared in pujas, weddings, and other religious occasions. It is cooked in milk by adding rice, sugar, dried fruit, etc. It is also regarded as the sweet dish of Nepal. It is easier and faster to make. Especially it is cooked in Shrawan 15 and celebrates this day as a kheer eating day.

So if you are planning to visit Nepal, then don’t forget to enjoy all the above variety of food that is offered in Nepal, and we suggest you join our Tour in Nepal.

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