YETI – A Visit To The Himalayan Kitchen
Yeti, the beautiful & peaceful place located in the busy lanes of Haus Khas Village, reminds me of my vacations on hills. The spacious seating with the beautiful Tibetan music in the background gives a very different kind of feeling, unlike other restaurants. Yeti serves Himalayan Cuisine, which covers Nepali, Bhutanese, Tibetan& North eastern Cuisine.
To start with I ordered ‘Aloo Momos’, Mutton Momos & Chicken Momos, they all were of different shapes. I tried the traditional Tibetan Aloo Momos made in Ghee for the first time & they were really very delicious. The simple Momos with a stuffing of warm mashed potatoes with peas, then laced in ghee & steamed were delightful, a must try dish. The Chicken & Mutton Momos were also delicious, but I loved the Aloo Momos.
Then ordered the Veg Platter, which had a potota dish named ‘aloo sadeko’, a chana item called ‘bhuteko chana’, the most delicious one made of wai wai called ‘wai wai sadeko’ & a Nepali bread called ‘tingmo’. Tingmo is a steamed bread which is made fresh everyday in Yeti. The soft Tingmo went very well with the aloo sadeko & Mushroom Black Beans, delicious gravy of mushroom with beans.
I loved the wai wai sadeko, reminded me of my old hostel days, it had that crunch & was made in a very simple way. Whatever I had in Yeti had very simple flavors but yet was very delicious.
Try the Veg Datchi, a stew of vegetables and cheese is extremely unique. They serve it with same Tingmo Bread. It is usually made with a type of Bhutanese farmer’s cheese, which can be approximated in the West by using queso fresco or feta cheese.
Was curious to try the Non-veg Tibetan Platter, it had Buff & Goat meat, the tongue of the buff & intestine of the Goat. People who love non-vegetarian to the core, should must try this Platter. The meat was chewy & delicious.
For the main course tried Thakali Thali, it gave a homely feeling to my tastebuds. Very pleasant & simple! Thali had Rice, Chicken Curry, Dal, Curd, Bitter Gourd & Fried Fish served with Pickle & Papad. The thali was scrumptious & full of flavors. I loved the Chicken Curry, perfectly cooked & very simple on spices. It was a balanced & delicious meal. The Thakal Thali is enough for one person. The quantity was good.
To end this scrumptious meal, we were served with yummy Cheesecake & Yomari (Nutella Momos). The Yomari were momos filled with nutella, totally a sinful dessert for Chocolate lovers. I loved the cheesecake, every layer was made to its perfection, with a balanced sweetness.
Yeti was truly a foodlicious experience. Everything on the plate was simple & delicious.
Jadoh with Dokhleh
Mushroom & Beans