Meat is one of the most popular items on the menu at Melbourne's Nepalese restaurants, so carnivores will definitely be able to find something they'll enjoy. Over at Danfe Himal on Station Street in Sandringham, menu choices selected by the chef include gorgeous chicken dishes such as saag ra (boneless meat grilled traditionally in a clay oven and cooked with onions, spices, coriander and more) and chicken momo (dumpling style dough filled with meat, vegetables, ginger, garlic and more). Red meat fans, meanwhile, can try the clay oven baked lamb chops marinated in spices and ginger.
Spicy and hot foods are common in Nepal, so if you like meals with a kick then Melbourne's Nepaleserestaurants will definitely suit you. Gurkha's on Sydney Road in Brunswick is a home for chilli lovers. The chilli green prawns served with capsicum and onions are ideal for spice fans, while the tandruk chicken curry made with chilli and coriander over at Danfe Himal is also a highlight. Vegetarians searching for spice, meanwhile, can try the aloo rayo (Nepalese spinach and potatoes sautéed in dry chillies) on offer at Gurkha's.
While delicacies like meat are popular in Nepalese cooking, the popularity of lentils, vegetables and spices in Nepalese cuisine means there are also lots of meat free dishes to sample at Melbourne's Nepaleserestaurants. Down at Danfe Himal you can find a range of tasty items including traditional dal makhani (lentils with ginger, garlic and traditional spices) as well as curries like navratan korma (vegetables in a creamy cottage cheese and cashew nut sauce) and, for spice lovers, the eggplant masala (made with ginger, green peas, tomatoes and green chillies).
Melbourne's Nepalese restaurants might be known for their fondness for pungent spices and fine meats, but there is plenty on offer for dessert here too. A simple and authentic Nepalese dessert for those who enjoy dairy is the khir, a creamy and sweet rice pudding made with ingredients like tapioca. Gurkha's, meanwhile serves an excellent “Nepalese delight” made with condensed milk ice cream, pistachio nuts and a fruity mango flavouring. Don't forget, restaurants serving these desserts and more are all available to find through Quandoo. With our reservation service, you can find the best Nepalese restaurants in Melbourne and book online in seconds.