Friday, 16 November 2007

A little bit of Nepal in Bristol

I went out to dinner in Bristol last week. The restaurant was called The Kathmandu, and it served Nepalese and Indian curries.

We decided we should try the Nepalese dishes on the menu, and they actually had, as a starter, a Nepalese Platter for four people to share. This contained Wo - a sort of meat and lentil patty (like a mini burger), and Mo Mo - a truly delicious dumpling filled with meat. Both the Wo and the Mo Mo had a really unusual, and very tasty, spicy sauce on them. Also in the Platter were chicken and lamb choylas which are a type of sizzler meat dish that's cooked with garlic and ginger, and which made me think of kebabs.

For the main course, we tried to stick with Nepalese dishes and had a good selection to share. The taste reminded me that one of the reasons why my husband and I had loved Kathmandu in Nepal was because the food there was so nice. We'd loved Nepal for a lot of other reasons too, the sights, the sounds, the people, the culture, the arts and the freedom.

When we'd visited Nepal (long long ago, before children) we'd been trekking, so the food we ate was pretty basic. But we had a day or two in Kathmandu at the start and end of the trek, and the meals we ate then were absolutely scrumptious. Eating at The Kathmandu Restaurant in Bristol brought all these memories flooding back!

1 comment:

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

I live in Bristol and have been here. Small world eh?