Thursday, 14 November 2013

Restaurant Nepal - Himalayan Cuisine @ Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur

If you are looking for good Nepali Cuisine, Restaurant Nepal - Himalayan Cuisine is a place that you cannot go wrong with. Having started recently in Plaza Damas, they have definitely gained popularity among food lovers for their authentic food served at great prices. There are a number of restaurants in the Klang Valley that claim to serve Nepali Food, but from my experience, this place seems to stand out among them all. 

Restaurant Nepal - Himalayan Cuisine in Plaza Damas

Outdoor Seats Available

Indoor Dining Area


Lovely Decoration
This restaurant is located right opposite TGI Fridays and if you are going in a large group, it is best to call and make reservations as the indoor dining space is not too large and with a large family, it could be fully taken up. Nevertheless, they do have some tables outside the restaurant which gives a rather garden like feel to it. Do note that this restaurant is Pork Free but it does not have the Halal Certification as alcohol is served on their menu.

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu

The Menu
The menu is well stacked with a great array of Nepali dishes. Besides having clear description of each of those dishes, they come with very clear photographs too. This would help those that are relatively new to Nepali cuisine in deciding the dishes of their choice.  All their staffs are from Nepal and you can definitely expect true Nepali hospitality at this restaurant. 

Us at the Restaurant

Cutlery Well Served

Plain Mahi @ RM 8.00
This is a traditional Nepalese drink made from fermented milk. This drink was quite pure and refreshing. I would rate this drink at 9/10 .

Nepali Chyaa @ RM 5.00
This is Nepali Tea which has been infused with Masala spices. Though the Masala spices is not as strong as the Indian version, this was still quite lovely and I loved the way that sugar was served separately as it allows one to sweeten to taste. I would rate this drink at 8.8/10 .

Snack Platter @ RM 24.00
The Snack Platter is a good dish which gives you an option to taste a number of Nepali dishes without having to order the individual version of it which may be a little too much for a small group. For RM 24.00 , it was truly worth it. 

Chili Chicken
Battered pieces of chicken chunks beautifully marinated in spices and cooked with capsicum and onions in a sweet, sour and slightly spicy sauce. This is somewhat like the Chinese Sweet and Sour Chicken except that it has been customised to the local Nepali flavours. This dish is also quite common in India but there this very similar preparation is known as a Chinese dish. I am sure, being geographically so close to each other, there would be cultural overflows both ways. This dish was truly good and I would rate it 9.7/10 .

Aloo Silam
This is a dish of boiled Potato's which has been cooked with onions and Silam (Perilla Seeds). Silam is a Nepalese spice that is commonly used in most of it's dishes. This is a cold dish and it gives a slightly sour taste which is well balanced with the starchy taste of the potato's. An excellent dish and a must try for potato lovers. I would rate this dish at 9.3/10 .

Bhuteko Bhatmas
This is a fried Soy Beans dish that has been spiced and it tastes like the bar snack peanuts, except that it is crunchier. Definitely something that is unique. I would rate this dish at 9.1/10 .

Momos
Momos is the Nepali version of dumplings which comes stuffed with seasoned cilantro chicken. You could have Momos either steamed like the above, pan fried or even deep fried. At a single glance, this reminded me of the Xiao Long Bao in Din Tai Fung but it definitely tasted very different or should I say Nepalese / Indian. I definitely enjoyed these little treats and would rate them at 9.3/10 .

Chyau Mutter

At the core of the dish is sliced mushrooms which is cooked with green peas and chili powder making it a rather dry but deliciously spicy. A must try dish at this place and I would rate this at 9.8/10 .

Nepali Salad
This is basically shredded cabbage, carrots, onions and green peas which is dressed in a vinegary dressing. A decent dish but it was nothing to shout about. I would rate this at 6/10 .

Aloo Silam @ RM 12.00
This is a dish of boiled Potato's which has been cooked with onions and Silam (Perilla Seeds). Silam is a Nepalese spice that is commonly used in most of it's dishes. This is a cold dish and it gives a slightly sour taste which is well balanced with the starchy taste of the potato's. An excellent dish and a must try for potato lovers. You would have observed that this dish is repeating itself. Having tried this in the platter, we really loved it and went on ordering another helping of this.  I would rate this dish at 9.3/10 .

Chicken Chowmein @ RM 9.00
This is the Nepalese Style Fried Noodles. Cooked with chicken chunks, a dash of pepper, sliced capsicum and carrots, this dish is made to be quite spicy and has a taste of somewhat in the middle of Singapore Fried Mee Hoon and Magee Goreng. Definitely a very delicious dish and I would rate this dish at 9.5/10 .

Chata Mari @ RM 12.00

Closer Look at Chata Mari
Chata Mari is the Nepalese version of Pizza. Instead of using a bread base, this one uses a crispy thin crust made from rice flour. It is topped with loads of egg, minced chicken, minced onions, tomatoes and spring onions. This was absolutely delicious and tasted like a cross between omelette's, pizza and chapati. Must try their super spicy dip sauce too. Lovely dish! I would rate this at 9.8/10 .

White Rice @ RM 2.00

Farsi Mutton @ RM 18.00
We ordered some white rice to go with this Farsi Mutton. This dish is typically a big bone mutton marrow cooked with pumpkin in a spicy and sweet gravy. In order to thoroughly enjoy this, you definitely need to get your fingers dirty. An absolutely delicious dish. I would rate this dish at 9.3/10 .

Overall, we had a sumptuous lunch and the food here is absolutely delicious. Do note that Nepalese cooking is nowhere close to Indian food and please do not go to this restaurant with the Indian flavours in mind and it is best to go with an open mind as then you would absolutely appreciate Nepalese cooking and love all the dishes.  Definitely a highly recommended restaurant.

Address: F-0-6, Plaza Damas, 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone: +603 6206 3904 & +6016 9770 718

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 1130 - 1500 & 1800 - 2200
                           Sat & Sun 1130 - 2200

2 comments:

  1. It is very impressive! It is nice to see more and more Nepali (Nepalese) restaurants coming up around the world. They are becoming very popular with many Nepali people migrating abroad. We also have many Nepali restaurants in Australia including Sagarmatha Nepali Restaurant www.sagarmatha.com.au which introduced Nepali cuisine to South Australians in 2000. They have excellent Nepalese dishes in their menu.

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    1. Dear Sagarmatha, thank you for taking the time to read my blog and it is great to know of another wonderful Nepalese Restaurant in Australia. Perhaps during my next trip to South Australia, I would drop by for lunch or dinner.Thanks again.

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