Motorcycling the Himalayas: Food – Part 8

I’m a freakin vegetarian, well, that’s not actually true, I love sushi so I do eat creatures with a face, Ok I’m a pesky pescatarian. Nothing grows at 16 thousand feet and I was a little freaked out about tales of Yak jerky, shredded Yak, Yak butter, Yakity, Yakity Yak! I was wrong.

Nepalese Veggie Burger
Nepalese Veggie Burger

momos for kozmo

Bordering both India and China there are numerous Nepalese vegetarian dishes and I sampled as many as possible. We all limited our diets for fear of Montezuma’s revenge. My diarrhea free diet staple was veggie fried rice and veggie noodle soup. But when the opportunity arose to experiment I took full advantage.

yakity yak!

Yak steak or burgers, did not try but the carnivores in the group loved’em. Yak butter tea and Yak cheese, wonderful. I tried some Yak milk…Yuck!

Yak Burger
Yak Burger

the menu

MoMo – Dumplings, filled with everything from peanut butter and chocolate to pork ears
Daal Bhat – steamed rice and a cooked lentil soup called Dal.
Kheer – a very flavorful Basmati rice pudding made with coconut milk, raisins, cardamom, and toasted almonds and pistachios. This s really is a desert dish.
Sel Roti – Nepali traditional homemade, sweet, ring-shaped rice bread/doughnut.
Gundruk Dhiro – basically a thick porridge or mush obtained from the fermentation of leafy vegetables, weridish but supper filling.
Aloo Tama- classic Nepali soup prepared with black eyed beans, potatoes, bamboo shoots and spices
Was not so fond of.

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Next Episode – Good Luck, Good Horn, Good Brakes


Home Cooked Tibetian Food

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