Nepal Food and Drink


• Dal bhaat (lentils and rice).
• Tarkan (spiced vegetables).
• Gurr (Sherpa dish of potatoes pounded with spices, then grilled like pancakes on a hot, stone ground, and mixed with milk, tea or water).
• Rotis
(flat pancake-like bread made from wheat or rice flour).
• Choyla
(diced and roasted water buffalo meat, heavily spiced and eaten with flat, beaten rice).


Only expected in tourist hotels and restaurants; 10% is sufficient.

Regional drinks

Chai (tea brewed with milk, sugar and spices; in the mountains it is salted with yak butter).
Lassi (curd mixed with sugar in a mixture of sweet and salty flavours).
Arak (very strong potato alcohol).
Rakshi (wheat or rice spirit).
Chang (homebrewed beer made from fermented barley, maize, rye or millet).

Drinking age


Edited by Jane Duru
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