Discovering Nepalese Cuisine


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Yesterday I had a quite different dinner! It was the birthday of one of my friends and I got invited for his birthday dinner is a Nepalese restaurant in Alcantara (Lisbon).

Nepal is a country of South Asia located in the Himalayas, its capital is Kathmandu and

The name of the restaurant was “Nepal Maya”
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The menu was long and there was much variety to pick from… just like it happens everytime, people ask for what looks more common. I got to find out nepalese food is kind of similar to indian food and that almost every dish has one of these ingredients:

– Tomato paste;
– Chilies;
– Cashew;
– Coconut;
– Rice;

As appetizers we got served some really tasteful garlic naan (Lashun Roti) in the form of a pizza, some vegetable samosas (Geda Ghudi Samosa), some onion bhaji (Peyaj Pakoda) which are some pastels made out of onion and 3 different sauces (peppermint, cherry and peach).

Most of the main dishes ordered were grilled chicken, grilled lamb and shrimps and they were served over sizzling hot stones!

As for dessert I had some pistachio ice cream. Yummi!

The people working there looked very friendly and I even got to chat to one of them, who I believe to be the owner of the restaurant.

Nepal Maya Restaurant Lisbon