In my journey to discover food and tastes from kitchen around the world, i was recommended the monk by a friend. We were a small table of 4 where despite several requests we still had to wait for the table for over 20 Minutes.
We ordered 3 starters, 5 main dishes (Rice and or noodle combos) with chicken and lamb combos. It was to our surprise that the food tasted of nothing but lot of black/white pepper (in all chinese varients) however just the fried noodles and rice were good.
After we complained to the manager, he told us that this is how the Chinese food is cooked,; this came to me as a surprise as i am someone who was born eating mainland Chinese and Cantonese food.
I asked the managers about the kitchen staff and their backgrounds... I came as a surprise that the kitchen is run by none but a Nepali chef and none of the staff in kitchen have an oriental background.
No way am i representing that Nepali people can not cook Chinese, but my argument is that a restaurant of a good class could surely afford an authentic Chinese chef and not serve food which is hot and spiced with white and black pepper to suit Indian palate.
Most people who think this taste is authentic, please don't get carried away with the ambience.
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