Vegetarian momos, $8.50
Soft silky steamed pastry filled with lightly spiced vegetables including sweet corn, spring onions and carrots, paired with a mild curry dipping sauce. Pastry was very thin which created a perfect pastry to filling ratio.
Masu Ko Pulao, $18
I don’t speak Nepali, but I’m guessing it translates to rice with meat? as you have a choice between lamb or chicken. Basmati rice is cooked in a range of spices, it had a slight nutty flavor with a hint of coconut and lots of sultanas. Thankfully, the lamb curry compensated for the slightly dry rice. Lamb was very tender and spiced perfectly! All of this was topped with a nice minty yoghurt. The only downfall would be the sultanas, they were almost as hard as bricks and took way too much chewing.
Eggplant curry, $13.
Eggplant is very absorbent so it soaked up all the delicious curry, there were also lots of soft cooked tomatos that were really sweet and flavorsome. My go-to curry is usually Butter Chicken, but i was feeling sooo adventurous that i picked a veg option. It turned out to be amazing and surprisingly filling even though it lacked any meaty protein. There were lots of mushy potatos buried underneath with the eggplant, the firm eggplant went well with the soft fluffy potatos, I loved it! The dish is a little on the small side as I could have eaten at least another 2 servings of this, but nonetheless it was still my favorite of the night.
Flakey flatbread, $4.
This was to die for, it was like a perfect mixture of roti and filo pastry. It was thick and dense, slightly chewy but easy to pull apart and also flakey. It’s so good that you can eat it by itself or have it with curry.
The Nepalese Kitchen is located further away from the busier part of Crown Street so you’d expect it to be fairly quiet, but the place was more than half filled by the time we left. We went without a booking so our length of stay was restricted, luckily the kitchen is insanely quick. The staff are fast on their feet and all your orders come out one after the other with minimal wait. They’re all smiley and friendly and the restaurant is small which gives it a nice homey feel.