This small gem of a dining room, situated in the busy eating area of Smith Street, is Singapore’s first authentic Nepalese restaurant. Small and friendly, with large murals of mountain scenery, the menu is a superb sample of the spices and flavours of Nepal. Filling without being heavy and greasy, momos (meat or vegetarian steamed or fried dumplings) are an excellent way to start. Recommended dishes include the soup consisting of beans simmered with herbs and green vegetables (also known as dahl); Jheenge papita (prawns marinated with vegetables and herbs) served in a papaya boat, and kukhura so makhani (chicken marinated with butter gravy and herbs). Gorkha Grill is delicious and reasonably priced – made more economical by bringing along your own wine.
To find this place, look out for the row of street hawker centre in Chinatown. It’s located behind one of the stalls. What I love about this place is that the service is excellent and the dishes are served in tiny copper plates like the ones shown in the pictures above.
- If you pay using your HSBC credit card, you get 1-for-1 main course during lunch or 15% off food bill on ala carte menu. Valid until 31 December 2008.
If you pay using your OCBC credit card, you get 1-for-1 main course during lunch or 15% off food bill on ala carte menu. Valid until 31 July 2008.