Nepal: Food and Drink

BEER
One of the first things we noticed about Nepal was that it is clearly a beer country. There are many different Nepalese beers. Stores and restaurants also sell Tuborg (Danish) and San Miguel (Spanish) because the breweries in Nepal are licensed to brew them.

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WATER
Do not drink the water in Nepal, it can make you sick.
Best to stick to bottled water or to purify the water in some way (i.e. iodine tablets, uv stick, lifestraw, etc.)

MOMO
In Nepal you can find a delicious something called a MoMo. They are basically dumplings and are so good!
You can get them fried or steamed; vegetarian, chicken or buffalo.

The best ones we had were in Kathmandu at a restaurant called Yangling

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the sauce was a base of tomato and onion

The momo we ordered along our trek had a different sauce. This one was made from pickled tomato

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GARLIC SOUP
Garlic soup is apparently very good for you in high altitude so we ordered it a lot during our trek. It is also delicious!

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DAL BHAT
This is Nepal’s national dish.
You can get it with meat but we always ordered the vegetarian version.
This dish is rice, dal lentils, curry, vegetables, and a cracker type thing.
Most restaurants will give free refills of everything in this meal as much as you want. Excellent for when you are very hungry.

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TIBETAN BREAD
One morning for breakfast I ordered tibetan bread with an omelet. It was surprised because the tibetan bread tastes almost the same as Navajo fry bread half a world away.

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YAK CHEESE
During the Everest Base Camp trek, if you ordered anything with cheese, the cheese was yak cheese.
Here was the first time we tried it.

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COFFEE
If you are a coffee lover and like strong coffee, you might want to bring some instant coffee with you to Nepal. The coffee is fine but very very weak. Most mornings Glenn added extra instant coffee packets to his morning coffee.

TEA
Tea on the other hand is excellent in Nepal. Highly recommended.

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