Nepal(8): Wandering on the street for food in Kathmandu, Nepal

Date: 11 March 2014

It has been more than a month in Nepal now. I was/am craving for food, craving a taste of “Home” (“Home” means Malaysian Food or Balinese food or Indonesian food).

Today, I dreamt about food again, woke up at 7am, and decided to go to the street to find some food which may satisfy my craving.

I walked from Thamel to Kathmandu Durbar Square, hunting for foods and at the same time, to release some stresses in work.

I was having a really good day. Thus, I decided to write this blog and share some photos.

Below: I found a little restaurant on the street, and ordered this breakfast. The coffee is fantastic. All of them cost me 200rs(USD2).  It is so cheap. For the same breakfast similar to this,  taste not really good, will cost me at least USD5 to USD10  in my hotel or around my office area in Thamel.

ImageBelow: A close up look of the coffee, named Milk Coffee which cost 60rs(USD0.60)

ImageBelow: Name of the food: Chapati. I don’t like, so I din’t buy. This is a common daily main food in Nepal. Per piece at 10rs (USD0.10). Ingredient = Flour + Water. For me, it is tasteless. 


Below: The name of this snack is Chakpate. It tastes good. It is made from all the beans you saw from the picture + potatos + some little snacks sealed in that read packet in the picture. Price at 20rs(USD0.20). It is a big portion and this is my lunch.


Below: After my Chakpate, I saw this, I tried to buy some, but nobody understand what I want to buy and buy in what quantity. After a few tries, I gave up, so I took some pictures. I think the foods taste nice or there won’t be so many people queueing to buy. I will ask my partner to bring me here again next time.


Below: Continue from the picture above, this is the closer look of the foods. I don’t know what they are, but they smelled nice.


I was wandering on the street, taking photos of people, of foods, of streets, of temples… I was having a good time on my own enjoying the beautiful scenes on the streets.

Below: He repairs watches & clocks. I saw a ROLEX, he repairs ROLEX watch.


Below: Finally, arrive in Kathmandu Durbar Square, the uncle want me to pay 750rs(7.5USD) to enter the compound, I don’t want to pay, so I walk to the alley on the other side.


Below: The street was filled with a lot of people. It was fun walking among them and taking photos. People always greet me “NAMASTE” means ” Gods bless you and wish you luck”. Happy and nice.


Below: A small restaurant selling local foods. I did not go in as I did not speak Nepalese. They won’t understand what I want. I did not go in also because it seems dirty.


Below: At 5pm, Siddartha is looking for me and I need to meet a hotel’s owner for dinner. I took a taxi and meet them in OR2K Cafe for a healthy dinner. See below Siddartha and the hotel’ owner.


Below: Bosses’ dinner.


Below: My dinner – healthy Salad + ICED Tea. I don’t know how much because I am not paying the bill.


My day ends well, ends really well.

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