10 Off-beat Nepali Food That Duniya Le Janna Chahancha

Yes, momo is the most amazing thing since the dawn of time. But there is so much more to Nepal’s culinary world than just momo. If you take a detour through it, your taste buds will have an adventure of a lifetime.  

Here are some supposedly ‘weird’ Nepali food, that some people might say ‘chi chi’ but after having a bite they say “when did I say that?”

  1. 1 Gundruk

    Nepali Tummy

    Gundruk is the sole reason why we Nepali call ourselves 'bhaatey'. Way to our hearts is getting gundruk to our stomach, everyday!

  2. 2 Titaura

    Pintaram

    You will find Nepalis abandoning their luggage so that they don't have to let go of their over-weight 'titaura-ko-suitcases' in the airport.

  3. 3 Tama

    Pinterest

    Tama loves attention. Tama deserves attention. Especially aaloo-taamaa. I mean we have restaurants named after this dish alone!

  4. 4 Dhedo

    Existing Blog

    Dhedo is what makes we Nepalis so humble. And, when you have it with buttermilk, you reach heaven with every bite!

  5. 5 Kinema

    WIkipedia

    Chances are if you belong to the Kirant community, you already know what this means. It’s soybean, fermented to be slimy and odorous. But if you like the taste, it’s gold!

  6. 6 Chatamari

    Trek Route

    The Newari equivalent of pizza. 'Nuff said!

  7. 7 Sel roti

    YouTube

    We don't do donuts, we do it extravagent, we do it large (I mean look at the size), we do it SELROTI style. 

  8. 8 Maseura


    This is how a Nepali's 'swarga' tastes like, especially if you serve it with some bhaat ani tamatar ko achar with saag and kaalo daal. 

  9. 9 Lakhmari

    ECS Nepal

    Another sweet snack! Newari biscuits glazed with sugar, found in an assortment of shapes and if eaten can make any bad day better. You’ve been warned!

  10. 10 Choila

    Nepal eMarket

    This is how 'love in first bite' looks like if you ever to fall in love with food. BEST. MARINATED. MEAT. DISH. EVER!

  11. 11 Yomari

    Events in Nepal

    Yomari is for sweet dishes, what Momo is for rest of the dishes. If you have never threatened your Newari friend to bring you some, have you even lived your life?

  12. 12 Mula ko Achar

    ismellfood.com

    Pickled radish in a glass jar basking in the winter Sun. Need I say more? Except just don't burp for few hours maybe?

    Did you already start drooling? Let’s admit, Nepali food is interesting. Tell us which ones are your favourite in the comments!

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