• Temptations at Temptino

    Temptations at Temptino

    Newly opened Temptino makes quite a first impression. This restaurant is a new franchise of Ghangri Café serving Italian, continental and many more.  Its chill ambience and great selection of food is bringing a little bit of Italy to Kathmandu. We began with Gamberi Salsa Piccante—prawn with a creamy dressing of mayonnaise and herbs. The spiciness of the dressing

  • Sweet Bites of Lakhamari with Anil Das Rajkarnikar!

    Sweet Bites of Lakhamari with Anil Das Rajkarnikar!

    Why is a ‘lakhamari’ called so? Lakhamari is a traditional Nepali sweet that comes in different shapes and sizes. There is no actual reason behind why it is called a ‘lakhamari’. However most usually believe that lakha means big and mari means sweets. So it means a huge sweet or roti which can be preserved for long period

  • Rejuvenating the Festive Spirit

    Rejuvenating the Festive Spirit

    It’s when the shopping begins that you know that the festival is now really and truly on. It’s not the shopping for clothes, decorations, and such that I’m talking about, that’s secondary. It’s foodstuff that’s on top of the agenda for any festival to acquire that true festive spirit.  Take the month gone by, for example. January

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  • Temptations at Temptino

    Temptations at Temptino

    Newly opened Temptino makes quite a first impression. This restaurant is a new franchise of Ghangri Café serving Italian, continental and many more.  Its chill ambience and great selection of food is bringing a little bit of Italy to Kathmandu. We began with Gamberi Salsa Piccante—prawn with a creamy

    Feb.23.2017
  • All-European Gourmet's Delight at Radisson

    All-European Gourmet's Delight at Radisson

    Fine dining is an experience that combines elegance with the art of outstanding cuisine. Welcoming a new chef, Nandita Karan, Hotel Radisson has recently introduced a new inclusive European cuisine. The limited yet composed and detailed menu was made by choosing the finest and most popular dishes of countries

    Feb.23.2017
  • Sweet Bites of Lakhamari with Anil Das Rajkarnikar!

    Sweet Bites of Lakhamari with Anil Das Rajkarnikar!

    Why is a ‘lakhamari’ called so? Lakhamari is a traditional Nepali sweet that comes in different shapes and sizes. There is no actual reason behind why it is called a ‘lakhamari’. However most usually believe that lakha means big and mari means sweets. So it means a huge

    Feb.22.2017
  • Delectable BBQ Nepali Style at Bajeko Sekuwa

    Delectable BBQ Nepali Style at Bajeko Sekuwa

    The cheerful logo of the Bajeko Sekuwa chain of restaurants can be seen more and more around town these days. That’s because they now have eight outlets around the city, plus two smaller kiosks, and even branches in Bharatpur and Pokhara! From its humble beginnings as a small sekuwa

    Feb.21.2017
  • Blast from the Culinary Past

    Blast from the Culinary Past

    Evangeline Neve

    It’s no longer news that Nepal’s eating scene has changed, and drastically so. There are new restaurants everywhere, so many that it’s now become impossible to eat at all of them, or even keep up with what they’re all about.  However, even with all this culinary change and innovation,

    Feb.21.2017
  • Food City Kathmandu 25 Reasons Why

    Food City Kathmandu 25 Reasons Why

    ECS Nepal Team

    These days, Kathmandu can rightfully be called a “Food City”. Along with diversified culture and tradition, one can also find a large variety of cuisines—whether it's local Newari, or from different parts of Nepal, or around the world. With a wide range of restaurants in the city, we

    Feb.20.2017
  • Nepali Beer: Happiness in Every Sip

    Nepali Beer: Happiness in Every Sip

    Urvi Suwal

    Nepal is home to a small number of quality breweries that produce emphatically fine lager beer offering a refreshing and smooth drinking experience. The next time you visit a bars or a restaurant, make sure to get yourself a bottle of authentic Nepali local beer, which will surely validate Benjamin

    Feb.20.2017
  • Batuk A Magar Delicacy

    Batuk A Magar Delicacy

    Barsa Thapa

    Magar is one of the indigenous ethnic nationalities of Nepal. They mostly inhabit the districts of Palpa, Gulmi, Arghakhanchi, Syangja, Baglung, Parbat, Myagdi, Tanahun, and Gorkha in the western region, as well as some other districts in the mid-western and eastern regions. A little insight on the Magar tribe: the

    Feb.19.2017
    • Two Novels about Nepal

      On Sherpa speak, and a ‘coals to Newcastle’ effect I recently read a YA ‘thriller’ entitled ‘The Everest Files’,

    • Urban Walkability

      Want to go for a walk in the city? Choose your day, time and place carefully, to avoid the worst

    • Small World, Reconnecting with the Past

      “I wonder which of the people who cross my path, their faces unknown to me, have nonetheless played a part