I am Indian and absolutely dig into any type of Indian food. Unfortunately, the fare served here in Amsterdam is repetitive and monotonous as nearly all restaurants serve the same Punjabi food. I decided to try Nepali food for a change and visited the "Himalayan Kitchen" near Leidseplein for dinner with a couple of friends. We ordered white rice and a preparation of marinated lamb piecs in thick gravy, which also came with a black eyed pea preparation and a nice carrot and cabbage salad. We also went for the baked momos and roasted corn served with home-made butter. The food was excellent and had the right amount of spice. Of course, it was not too hot, which was the case as the food was customized according to Dutch taste. Nevertheless the food was very good and quite filling. I also tried the butter tea to end my meal, which was also well-prepared. There are a huge number of Nepal people in India, but they are more famous for Indo-Chinese or north-Indian food than Nepali food. It felt good to taste good nearly authentic Nepalese food for the first time. Excellent change from the typical Punjabi food that we get in Indian restaurants. Not very cheap, but the food is worth the cost. Definitely worth a visit if you want to try Nepali food or want a break from regular Indian fare.
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