• 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

  • Delicious, Crunchy Kanchamba

    Delicious, Crunchy Kanchamba

    Kanchamba is a food that you should not judge by its outward appearance, because it tastes so much more spectacular than it looks. Sometimes called ‘Thakali finger chips,’ this buckwheat treat is crunchy on the outside and tender and giving on the inside. It’s perfect for dipping in ketchup or spicy achar and enjoying with a refreshing drink of your

  • Bhojan Griha - A Complete  Nepal Experience

    Bhojan Griha - A Complete Nepal Experience

    Opened in 1998 with the dual aim of preserving an historic building and showcasing Nepal’s food and culture, Bhojan Griha in Dillibazaar is a pretty special place. This amazing looking building was in fact originally built for royal priests 109 years ago. Founder Bharat Basnet is quick to give credit where credit is due, mentioning the Sunkoshi, among the first

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  • 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
  • Yin Yang, the Place to be for Thai Cuisine

    Yin Yang, the Place to be for Thai Cuisine

    Yin Yang Restaurant has a certain refined, elegant vibe, which is clearly on display when you first enter. While famous for Thai food, it also boasts an impressive continental menu, and the two combine for a great fine dining experience that is sure to have something for everyone. The restaurant

    Feb.19.2017
  • Food of a Different Time

    Food of a Different Time

    Sachi Mulmi

    Satya Mohan Joshi has never been shy in admitting that he is partial to a nip of alcohol before bed. “I’ve been open about the fact that I used to drink a peg whenever I got my hands on it,” he shares. He used to take it regularly at one

    Feb.18.2017
  • Thai Cuisine with a Twist at Mango Chili

    Thai Cuisine with a Twist at Mango Chili

    Mango Chili, the younger sister brand of signature brand, Mango Tree, which can be found in many of the world’s major capitals such as London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Washington DC is finally here at Labim Mall. Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The culinary group also includes Coca

    Feb.17.2017
  • The Third Eye, Taste that's Close to Divine

    The Third Eye, Taste that's Close to Divine

    The Third Eye has been a Thamel mainstay since 1989, serving up some of the best Indian and continental food in the city. And you don’t jut have to take my word for it—no less of an authority than Lonely Planet has named it the top Indian restaurant in Kathmandu,

    Feb.17.2017
  • Rejuvenating the Festive Spirit

    Rejuvenating the Festive Spirit

    Amar B Shrestha

    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. 

    Feb.16.2017
    • 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