We know, we know, you all crave for a little Himalayan excursion once in awhile and it really is a big deal to squeeze out time from your super-hectic and jampacked schedules! But fret not folks, for we’ve got your back. While strolling along the snaking lanes of Hauz Khas Village, we came across a newbie eatery. Trust us, it’s a true abode of the hills. Here’s our take on Lama Kitchen that's just spurred up in the hip urban village.
Nestled right outside the Hauz Khas Fort, the new Himalayan eatery has everything you lust for during a stay in the hills. Bedecked with bona fide Tibetan bric-a-bric and walls laden with portraits of Tibetans & the humdrum of Ladakh, and tables adorned with Ladakh-inspired cutlery and coffee-table books, this eatery is bound to transport you to the hills immediately.
Here's what we gobbled down here!
For our first dish, we ordered their Wai Wai Sadeku which was basically dry Wai Wai noodles tossed with fresh onions, tangy tomatoes and just the perfect dash of lemon. A nibble was all it took to transport us to the heavenly hills. The whole plate gave us a pang of nostalgia of all our hilly trips and chilly evenings!
Since momos are an indispensable part of the Tibetan cuisine, we ordered their authentic Muthka. Essentially a momo soup, the momos dipped in soup were tender, and the soup was clear & healthy. Blended with spring onions, a pinch of garlic and lots of green veggies, the bowl was wholesome and simply mouthwatering.
What's better than a piping hot cuppa to soothe our tummies after a scrumptious meal. And when in Nepal (okay, Nepal themed restaurants), we like to do it Nepal style. So we proceeded with ordering their Tibetan Yak Butter Tea. Served in a fancy wooden tray, the tea caught our eye with its presentation. With a tinge of salt and a surge of butter, the tea was indeed a soothing one.
Having authentic Nepalese food in the backdrop of genuine Nepalese music and leafing through the pages of Tibetan coffee table books, the visit was a balmy getaway from the monotonous Delhi life. With such a therapeutic and indelible experience, we're certainly heading over to this eatery again.
Location | 50A, 2nd Floor, Hauz Khas Village
Cost For two | Rs 1,500