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  • 5 Things to do in Nepal

    5 Things to do in Nepal

    5 things to do in nepal Rhododendron The rhododendron is a small flower with huge importance; Nepal’s national flower holds the responsibility of decorating the entire nation.  It not only  beautifies, but were you aware that it also has medicinal value? The juice made from is said

    Jan.26.2018
  • Discovering the Roots of Tasty Things at Genesis

    Discovering the Roots of Tasty Things at Genesis

    Evangeline Neve

    Discovering the Roots of Tasty Things at Genesis by Evangeline Neve “We plan to source local things, whatever exists here—like, who would have thought there’s 2,000 olive trees growing in Nepal, and they’re planting more. Someone’s doing goat cheese, there are even alpacas over there, though

    Jan.26.2018
  • The Night of Shiva

    The Night of Shiva

    Sushma Joshi

    The Night of Shiva by Sushma Joshi Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, in my mind, is always associated with the Pashupatinath Temple. The temple was set away from human settlement for a reason—in the midst of the forest, amongst the slightly dilapidated buildings and gently

    Jan.26.2018
  • Working Together for Wildlife Conservation

    Working Together for Wildlife Conservation

    Evangeline Neve

    Working Together for Wildlife Conservation  by Evangeline Neve On Thursday, January 4th, 2018, a most interesting group of people gathered at the Resources Himalaya Foundation premises in Sanepa, Kathmandu—researchers from the Foundation itself, team members from the Centre for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (CMDN), students from New

    Jan.26.2018
  • 15 Delicious Eats from New Restaurants

    15 Delicious Eats from New Restaurants

    ECS Staff

    15 Delicious Eats from New Restaurants A list of must-try dishes from some of the valley’s most talked-about new restaurants. by ECS Staff New restaurants are popping up all the time, everywhere in valley, and there are some that have already developed a devoted clientèle within just

    Jan.26.2018
  • From makai to momo: Kathmandu's Evolving Food Journey

    From makai to momo: Kathmandu's Evolving Food Journey

    PrawashGautam

    From makai to momo: Kathmandu’s Evolving Food Journey by PrawashGautam Tall and upright, he walks in fast, brisk steps. With the energy he displays, it is hard to believe that this man is 81 years old. A secret to his healthy old age? He says it’s

    Jan.26.2018
  • SCENES FROM THE 19 TH POKHARA STREET FESTIVAL

    SCENES FROM THE 19 TH POKHARA STREET FESTIVAL

    SCENES FROM THE 19 TH POKHARA STREET FESTIVAL Come Mid-December, Lakeside, Pokhara gets really busy preparing for the annual Street Festival. Organized by the Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal, the festival features some of the best cuisines from around the country, air-sports like paragliding and parahawking, concerts by

    Jan.26.2018
  • Welcoming balance, spring and the Chinese New Year

    Welcoming balance, spring and the Chinese New Year

    Welcoming balance, spring and the Chinese New Year   The Chinese New Year brings in spring and marks a change in the calendar with the commencement of the year of the Dog according to the Chinese zodiac. The festival is not just celebrated in China but also in

    Jan.26.2018
  • Satisfying the Cravings of a Sweet Tooth

    Satisfying the Cravings of a Sweet Tooth

    prashant Shrestha

    Satisfying the Cravings of a Sweet Tooth By Prashant Shrestha Sweets seem to have different meanings to different people. To some, sweets are those excessively sugary foods that you are obliged to have in festivals, which just add unnecessary calories to your diet. Some take it to gain

    Jan.26.2018
  • Which food from home do you miss the most?

    Which food from home do you miss the most?

    Barsa Thapa

    Which food from home do you miss the most? Written by – Barsa Thapa It’s been eight months since I left Nepal. There are many things that I miss; my family and friends, to begin with. But, along with it, there are some things that I

    Jan.26.2018
  • Dahl-bhaat: the Understated Comfort Food

    Dahl-bhaat: the Understated Comfort Food

    Avantika Shrestha

    Dahl-bhaat: the Understated Comfort Food The comfort food of Nepali homes across the globe Text: Avantika Shrestha I have been away from home for almost half a year, already. When I look back at myself, starry-eyed and overjoyed to be studying abroad, the idea of

    Jan.26.2018
  • A Delicious Memory from the Past

    A Delicious Memory from the Past

    Dinesh Rai

    A Delicious Memory from the Past Can the Pork and Rayoko Saag remembered from years ago still be found? by Dinesh Rai Ever since my childhood days, my favorite meal has been rice with pork and rayoko saag. In Kathmandu there used to be an

    Jan.26.2018
  • A Vibrant Vegetarian Round-up

    A Vibrant Vegetarian Round-up

    Anisha Schubert

    A Vibrant Vegetarian Round-up by Anisha Schubert Does it always have to be meat or fish? Vegetarian food can be as vibrant and filling— it isn’t only beneficial for our waistlines, our wallets, or our planet, it delights our taste buds, as well. Luckily, the Kathmandu valley offers

    Jan.26.2018
  • The Secret's in the Sauce

    The Secret's in the Sauce

    KABITA MANDAL

    The Secret’s in the Sauce It is the sauce that defines the way we eat our momo and how our taste buds dance with each bite. Many chefs emphasize that the real secret to a good momo is in the dough—it must be so fine that,

    Jan.26.2018
  • Poleko Anda - A True Local Treat Worth Traveling For

    Poleko Anda - A True Local Treat Worth Traveling For

    Kashu Dhakhwa

    Poleko Anda- A True Local Treat Worth Traveling For by Kashu Dhakhwa Being an egg lover, I never pass up a chance to find my perfect boiled egg. I have had some perfectly timed boiled eggs, but I never thought a fire roasted one would stop

    Jan.26.2018
  • Season Smart Food from the Terai

    Season Smart Food from the Terai

    Sanjib Chaudhary

    Season Smart Food from the Terai by Sanjib Chaudhary What do you do if you are a fish lover and there are no fish available in the surroundings? You dry them and save them for the future during the rainy season, when the water bodies around

    Jan.26.2018
  • The Delicious Intangible Heritage of Janakpur's Food

    The Delicious Intangible Heritage of Janakpur's Food

    Astha Shrestha Joshi

    The Delicious Intangible Heritage of Janakpur’s Food by Astha Shrestha Joshi The idea of Janakpur to many brings to mind its tangible heritage, from the wide marbled Janaki temple, to the many undisturbed ponds around the city, except during the month of Chhat that brings with

    Jan.26.2018
  • Chhat Festival Food in Janakpur

    Chhat Festival Food in Janakpur

    Jackie Taylor

    Chhat Festival Food in Janakpur by Jackie Taylor The first time I visited Janakpur was during Chhat that falls just after the Nepali festival of Tihar.  Whereas Tihar is a national festival, Chhat is celebrated only in the Eastern Terai.  Probably the best place to witness

    Jan.26.2018
  • Two of Pokhara Area's Best-kept Secrets

    Two of Pokhara Area's Best-kept Secrets

    Micheal Gill

    Two of Pokhara Area’s Best-kept Secrets Tsukinoie in Dhampus & Hananoie in Astam by Micheal Gill The two Japanese-style lodges in Dhampus and Astam villages, northwest of Pokhara, are two of the area’s best-kept secrets. Thankfully, that is now changing. Both are run by Nepal Kaze

    Jan.26.2018
  • Tea Gardens and Rainbow Trout

    Tea Gardens and Rainbow Trout

    Shivani Sarawagi

    Tea Gardens and Rainbow Trout A Visit to Lapsiphedi by Shivani Sarawagi Nepal has a long history of tea cultivation, now evolving into a commercialized industry benefiting the country economically and socio- economically. Nepal’s climate is well-suited for the growth of tea through most of

    Jan.26.2018
  • Discovering History

    Discovering History

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Discovering History By Amar B. Shrestha On the way to Swyombhunath Stupa, opposite the army hospital in Chauni, is an old Rana period durbar that has been the repository of Nepal’s history for the last 80 years or so. Established in 1938, it is a treasure

    Jan.26.2018
  • When Winter Strikes

    When Winter Strikes

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    When Winter Strikes By Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha “There is no sincerer love than the love of food” –So aptly stated by George Bernard Shaw, Irish comic dramatist and literary critic of the late nineteenth century. Food is the basic necessity for survival, too. It is amazing how the

    Jan.26.2018
  • Lunch at Ravi's

    Lunch at Ravi's

    Don Messerschmidt

    Lunch at Ravi’s By Don Messerschmidt The invitation was for Wednesday lunch at Ravi’s, in Tokha on the north side of Kathmandu. It’s not a restaurant. It’s Ravi’s home located deep inside a maze of houses sweeping uphill in long streets behind an imposing gate.

    Jan.26.2018
  • Valentine's Day Getaway - Beauty and Peace at Raniban Retreat

    Valentine's Day Getaway - Beauty and Peace at Raniban Retreat

    Valentine’s Day Getaway – Beauty and Peace at Raniban Retreat Raniban Retreat, open since 2012, is a eco-friendly and socially conscious boutique resort located on the Raniban—or Queen’s forest—hilltop, overlooking Pokhara. Whether you are planning a trip to Pokhara for the first time, or embarking on a return

    Jan.26.2018
  • Flavors of China

    Flavors of China

    Flavors of China Chinese food is one of the most popular of the great cuisines of the world, and is widely known for its variety and the deep cultural and historical heritage it reflects. Not merely a means of sustenance, it is an integral part of society,

    Jan.26.2018
  • Bawarchi: Memorable and Unforgettable

    Bawarchi: Memorable and Unforgettable

    Bawarchi: Memorable and Unforgettable Bawarchi opened in 1997 and has now been serving satisfied customers for 20 years. From a small outlet they have grown to multiple branches around the Kathmandu Valley. Bawarchi at Baber Mahal Revisited is one of their premium locations. Tucked inside the beautifully renovated

    Jan.26.2018
  • Celebrate Special Moments at Olive Garden

    Celebrate Special Moments at Olive Garden

    Celebrate Special Moments at Olive Garden Radisson Hotel Kathmandu The Olive Garden Restaurant at Radisson Hotel Kathmandu offers elegant, classic Italian dining in a beautiful setting. Decorated to feel like a garden with sharp linens and bright pops of color, the Olive Garden has recently launched

    Jan.26.2018
  • BHOJAN GRIHA

    BHOJAN GRIHA

    BHOJAN GRIHA Within the walls of Bhojan Griha, all of Nepal, showcased in a single evening. Bhojan: indulgent feast of food. Griha: not only home or a house, but the nation itself, a feast and celebration on, in, for, about: Nepali. True to its word this

    Jan.26.2018
  • Fresh and Healthy, Pho 99 Brings Vietnam to Nepal

    Fresh and Healthy, Pho 99 Brings Vietnam to Nepal

    Fresh and Healthy, Pho 99 Brings Vietnam to Nepal Established in 2012, Pho 99 has managed to win the hearts of Nepali foodies and has developed a following of loyal customers with its authentic Vietnamese cuisine.  Food from Vietnam is light and refreshing. “Vietnamese cuisine uses fresh

    Jan.26.2018
  • The Genuine Taste of Local Sekuwa

    The Genuine Taste of Local Sekuwa

    The Genuine Taste of Local Sekuwa Bajeko Sekuwa origins are a wonderful example of how a simple idea plus hard work can combine to create something really wonderful. Over forty years ago Dinanath Bhandari happened to be in the area near Tribhuvan airport and noticed that there

    Jan.26.2018
  • Tantalizing Thai Food at Yin Yang

    Tantalizing Thai Food at Yin Yang

    Tantalizing Thai Food at Yin Yang Yin Yang Restaurant is a hidden gem in Thamel, with its beautiful courtyard garden eating area and decor. Once you enter the place, it is quiet, elegant and welcoming. The garden area is perfect to catch up with your friends over

    Jan.26.2018
  • Third Eye Restaurant: Where the Food is always a Winner

    Third Eye Restaurant: Where the Food is always a Winner

    Third Eye Restaurant: Where the Food is always a Winner Located in Thamel, the Third Eye Restaurant is probably one of the best places to dine out in Kathmandu. It was established back in 1989 and has been serving delicious Indian and continental cuisine ever since. Upon entering this

    Jan.26.2018