A day in Kathmandu that starts with speciality coffee, goes through the oldest markets in Ason, explores the snack culture in Kirtipur, and then moves to Patan to sample culinary delights that use authentic ingredients and techniques! A tasty day!
Food is an important part of our lives and connects all of us. A discovery of food is essentially an understanding of culture, and a deep immersive experience.
Kathmandu is famous for its highly developed food culture, and the newari cuisine is probably the most highly developed in Nepal, resulting from the fact that Kathmandu was a very fertile valley, and the inhabitants had the time and space to develop food.
On this curated tour, we explore this through out the day, going through raw materials from spices, salts and vegetables in the oldest markets of Ason, then moving on to explore and sample the snack culture that Nepal is famous for, mostly happening because Nepalese like their Rice and Lentils (Dal Bhaat) thats eaten twice a day, as an early brunch and for dinner, and the rest of the day is for snacking.
For this we go to the famous Lahana in Kirtipur, made famous because its run by local women, in an effort to get home based women employed. The site is a open kitchen museum, and every dish is cooked right in front of you.
Post that, we move on to Raithane, in Patan, which started recently in an attempt to curate ingredients from all across Nepal and recipes as well, and creates wonderful delicacies using these ingredients.
In a way, this trip explores food over time, and through processes.
A fun day in Kathmandu!
Day Tours | What to carry
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