Recently I went to Kathmandu Kitchen in Towson for some Indian/Nepalese food, and I was not disappointed! Not only is this place a BYOB establishment, but it has fantastic service and just wonderful food. If you've never tried Nepalese food before - definitely give this place a try! If you like Indian food - you'll love this too!
For an appetizer, we chose the Lamb Momo ($9.95) - Minced lamb with onion, garlic and Himalayan spices wrapped in dough and steamed. Yes, it’s basically a lamb dumpling and it’s YUMMY. I didn’t really think it tasted anything different from what you find in an Asian restaurant, but I still loved it all the same and glad we ordered it to try.
Dan excitedly ordered the Shrimp Biryani ($14.50) – Basmati rice cooked with pieces of shrimp, nuts and Nepalese spices. The Biryani was AWESOME. Probably the best I’ve tried at a restaurant (not the best in the world, that would be my grandmother’s/mother’s version). This was spiced really well, and I loved the sweetness that came through with the raisins. I really can’t say anything bad about this dish – if you are new to Indian/Nepalese cooking and you love rice, this is a great first dish to try! I would suggest, however, to actually order the Raja Biryani ($14.50) instead, because for the same price you get Chicken AND Shrimp, and I think Lamb as well.
Khasi Ko Masu
I ordered the Khasi Ko Masu ($13.95) – Goat meat cooked with tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, ginger and garlic, a House Speciality. This reminded me of Rogan Josh a LOT….so I am curious as to try their version of that. It was a mild tomato sauce (I asked for it that way), with yummy chunks of goat meat.
Just for fun, our table ordered some Chicken Vindaloo ($12.55) and we asked the waitress to make it “as hot as possible.” It was actually VERY tasty, but definitely not as hot as they could have made it. Now I can say that I’ve tried it!
What a lovely dinner I had with great food, good friends and some yummy wine as well!!!! I would absolutely come back again. They have a lunch buffet on the weekdays ($7.95) and the weekends ($8.95) that would be fun to come to, but I would definitely come back for a laid back dinner as well. This place is great, I am so glad we went!!!!