Nepal is a multi-ethnic country with different cultures and lifestyles. The rich and diverse ethnic groups and cultures of Nepal make for a wide variety of cuisines here. When you first come into contact with Nepali foods, their variety may dazzle you.
The types of Nepalese cuisine are determined by geographical location; mountain peoples have completely different recipe families; different ethnic groups have their own cuisines. In addition to its own authentic cuisine, some Nepalese dishes are inspired and influenced by the food culture of neighboring countries.
Nepali food is nutritious and healthier compared to other Asian foods; the less oil and fat you use, the more vegetables you use. Since most Nepalese eat little or no breakfast and only eat lunch before going to work or school, lunch is rich and healthy. In the afternoon, they have snacks (khaja), which can be traditional or fusion dishes and dinner.
Nepal’s “daal bhat” is very popular. Daal bhat tarkari is Nepal’s staple food, pilaf, and Nepal’s national dish. No one can say “no” to the powerful momo. Apart from these popular daal bhats and momos, every Nepalese dish is sure to please your taste buds in a unique way.
The mountainous areas of this country have their own types of food, which are mainly influenced by the Tibetan eating habits. Most ethnic groups come from the mountains, they have their own ethnic recipes, while Nepal has its own cuisine, influenced by India.