Sunday, August 30, 2009

Taste of Nepal

Taste of Nepal
August 29, 2009
Hanami Restaurant
Queens, New York

I thought a fun way to introduce Nepal to my friends would be with food. We had a lovely afternoon lunch at Hanami. 12 friends including me and Tsering were there. I spoke about Phaplu Community School but mostly this lunch was about the food of Nepal.

We talked about what Nepalese people eat. Lentils, rice, curry, potatoes, spicy pickles, goat, chicken and beef unless your a Hindu. Hindu believes cows are mothers so they do not eat beef.

We sampled chicken momos (dumplings like mandoo). Most people tried dried intestines which has a chewy texture. We had dried beef which was also was chewy.

Tsering talked about customs at the dining table such as eating with your right hand.

This is a typical dish in Nepal Thali.
Served with rice, lentils, green vegetables, and some spicy sauce.

Here's the group photo: minus two friends John and Tom. We ended up talking for 4 hours! Thanks to everyone who came to learn about Nepalese food and culture.

Here is Tsering and me. In college we were often mistaken for each other.

In college we would end up wearing similar clothes or same color shirt even without knowing what each other were wearing. We ended up being like twins.

We say secretly I was born in Nepal and she's my long lost sister.


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Mangita said...

Hi! I want to congratulate you for doing such a good work in Nepal. i appreciate a lot for what you are going to do and like to wish you good luck for it. Have a great time.