A little while ago last year, a friend organised a small catch up over a Nepalese dinner. It was the two things I couldn’t say no to; it was regrettably a long time since I had seen them and from my last Nepalese dinner, I knew it was going to be tasty. To sweeten the deal, the dinner was a two-for-one voucher with a set menu.
The mixed entree platter consisted of chicken dumplings, lamb, soy salad, flattened rice, potato salad, chicken and garden salad. We were surprised just how generous the servings were and wondered if we would have any room left at all for the mains and dessert.
We’ve never had flattened rice before and while it was a little strange for me, its crunchiness was a nice contrast to the rest of the platter – making me come back for more. Although the meat were succulent and wonderfully flavoursome, it was the soy salad that was a surprising hit at the table. We’re not sure what exactly made it so delicious – what we did know was that the soy in the salad was wonderfully crunchy and it packed a punch of flavour.
We had barely managed to finish the platter when the mains arrived. The chicken curry was nice, but I found that I much prefer the salt and pepper fish with (a slightly spicy) spinach.
The basmati rice was fluffy and was a very nice accompaniment to the curry. Though for me, it was the crispy pappadums with the salt and pepper fish that was the winning combination. (Sadly the chutney that came with the pappadums were a tad too spicy for me to handle).
Topping off our very filling dinner was a dessert I think is called
Laal Mohan (please correct me if I’m wrong) Gulab Jamun (thanks Panu for the correction) – a very sweet dessert. I’ve had this before, though not as nice; sadly most of us were just too full to finish it.
The Everest Kitchen nestles just off the bustling main road in Marrickville. It’s only been opened for less than a year, but The Everest Kitchen seems to be doing quite well with a steady stream of customers coming in while we dined. While my friends and I quite liked the food overall, we thought it was the entree platter that really shone.
The Everest Kitchen
314 Victoria Rd
Marrickville, NSW, 2204
Ph:02 9569 7654