Hi! I hope everyone reading this is having a nice day! We're enjoying exceptionally beautiful spring weather after a mild winter. Of course, the sky is hazy these days and the spring rains have started. This means you can't see the mountains these days.
It doesn't even look like they could be there, does it? But they are!
Here is the same field (see the same white house) a few months ago.
If you're planning a trip to Nepal, try to come in the winter.
Yes, it's colder, but you can be pretty sure you'll get to see the mountains!
Anyway, this post is going to show you some of the places we eat lunch at when we go to Kathmandu on our days off. Kathmandu has some lovely restaurants and many varying kinds too. Even though we've been here almost four years already, we have hardly even scratched the surface of where to eat!
One place we like is the Roadhouse Cafe.
This is the branch in the tourist area of Thamel. There are at least two other locations that we have been to. Maybe there are more! Anyway, their menu has a nice large selection, including hummus (that's delicious!) which I usually order to take home! Yum! The decor is cute too.
The bathroom has a cute mosaic theme.
If you order the bruschetta, you'd better be hungry!
For Chinese cuisine, we recommend the China Garden at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Here you will find good food and friendly service.
The Crowne Plaza also has an Italian Restaurant named Al Fresco that we really like.
(This picture is from their website, as I can't find ours!)
For Mexican food fans, there's The Lazy Gringo!
It was started by a couple from Arizona who lived here for a number of years.
We met them at a Thanksgiving "party" at the American ambassador's house.
They have since left Nepal, and someone else has taken over. We haven't been there
since the new management started, but now I think we'll have to go soon as this picture
has me thinking about the homemade tortilla chips that are to die for!
Once in a blue moon we go to the Everest Fast Food Cafe, which is a chain all around Kathmandu.
Their cheese naan is delicious--really delicious!
To give you an idea of prices, here is part of their menu.
(The exchange rate is about 100 to one, so for example that plate of cheese naan was about $0.75!)
Yes, Kathmandu has a Pizza Hut and a KFC.
(Actually there are more than one--not sure exactly how many!)
It's nice inside and the food is good too! We go there now and then for fun.
They usually have American music playing, so it's homey for me!
The KFC has several vegetarian options, all good, but a little spicy for me!
I do have a funny KFC story.
Soon after we got here, some of the kids asked me if I knew what KFC stood for.
"Why yes. It's Kentucky Fried Chicken."
"HOW DO YOU KNOW?!" they asked incredulously!
(Maybe they hadn't actually met anyone who knew what it was yet!)
"Well," I said, "I've BEEN to Kentucky!"
"SHE'S BEEN TO KENTUCKY! SHE'S BEEN TO KENTUCKY!"
They were so impressed!
To end this "Part 1" post, here's a restaurant we haven't tried yet!
Stay tuned for more good places to eat in Kathmandu!
Have a lovely and blessed week!