Category Archives: Nepalese

Tim’s Restaurant & Cafe

Tim’s Restaurant & Cafe
Tim’s Restaurant & Cafe
Blk 95 Toa Payoh Lor 4 #01-52
Tel: 6250 5246
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 10.30pm

This is one of the restaurants that I would like to patronise coz it was recommended by our very own HDB tai tais on 16 August 2007.

The menu boasts value meals at $5 which include spaghetti bolognese, grilled fish, fish and chips, chicken chop and standard western food fare.

Appetisers include seafood such scallops, oysters and fried calamari rings (served with a sweet chili dip), salads and other finger food. Expect a whole smogasbord of western cuisine – lobster with chicken/fish, pork chop and steak.

Being a Nepalese restaurant at the same time, Tim’s offers some Nepalese dishes, such as momo (a meat dumpling), samosa and chicken pakora.

Don’t let the coffeeshop location fool you – they have a wine collection if you’re in the mood for merry-making. Add $2.80 to your main course and enjoy the soup of the day (Sat is gumbo!) dessert and coffee/tea. every customer is served a piece of garlic bread as well.

Note: This review was extracted from

Gorkha Grill

Gorkha Grill Momo Ram Toriya Roganjosh, Naan
Gorkha Grill
21 Smith Street
Tel: 6227 0806
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 3pm (Lunch) & 5.30pm to 11pm (Dinner)

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.

Note: This review was extracted from TravelPuppy with some of my personal comments added in. 😀