Krishnarpan: Preserving Nepal’s culinary culture

Photo Apr 19, 8 52 32 PMEditor’s note: Camels Fire is constantly on the move, exploring Abu Dhabi and beyond to discover the best spices and cheap, local eats. The following is a special report from Kathmandu, Nepal.

In Nepal, it can be surprisingly difficult to find restaurants that serve good, authentic Nepalese food.

Tourist guidebooks tend to highlight French, Italian, Middle Eastern or even Chinese options – but less often local food. When you do happen to locate a restaurant offering Nepalese cuisine, it will probably be a small place and will most likely specialize in one or two local dishes, like buffalo momos or chow mein.

Enter Krishnarpan, a fine-dining restaurant in Kathmandu that not only has delicious Nepalese food – it also serves a wide range of national cuisine that encompasses every part of Nepal’s culinary history, culture and geography, from Himalayan to Newari to the Thauru fare of the country’s lowlands.

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