By Izidora Angel of Daily Herald Himalayan Restaurant and Bar offers “a new take on homegrown Indian/Nepalese food,” according to its owners, and even those unfamiliar with the region’s traditional cuisine can agree that this restaurant hits high marks. While Indian and Nepalese restaurants are still a bit of a novelty in the suburbs, at least in large part to…

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Nepali Chicken and Vegetable Momo – A very popular majestic Nepali dish/snack. So, what is Momo? WARNING: Nepali Momo is addictive!! Momo, Chicken Momo, Buff Momo, Vegetable Momo) is the Nepali version of dumpling. It is a traditional delicacy in Nepal, Tibet, China, Bhutan and certain parts of India. Its filling can be vegetables, chicken, lamb, mutton and more. Momo…

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Pinot Grigio I came across this article on the Wall Street Journal. I found it to be interesting and thought I post this on our blog. This article high lights the essence of one of the finest white wine Pinot Grigio. It also outlines the type of food that goes with Pinot Grigio. We have at the Himalayan Restaurant, Fish…

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By Kevin  Pang of Chicago Tribune Amid the uproar of Groupon’s controversial Super Bowl ad mocking Tibetan geopolitical troubles, we lose sight of what’s truly important: just how amazing is that fish curry at Himalayan restaurant? Firstly, I take issue with Timothy Hutton using the word “amazing.” The word is so saturated in our culture that it has lost all…

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By Sara Lugardo from Chicago Asian Community Examiner Finding an exciting alternative to the same old mundane restaurant scene in Chicago can be a daunting task.  Sushi houses can be hit or miss, Chinese takeout can be all too familiar and game day food like chicken wings and pizza is not the epitome of excitement. A great alternative, that for…

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Black Cardamom

Black cardamom (also known as brown cardamom, elaichi, thảo quả and tsao-ko) is a plant in the family Zingiberaceae. Its seed pods have a strong camphor-like flavor. The pods are used as a spice, in a manner similar to the regular Indian cardamom pods, but those have a drastically different flavor. Unlike green cardamom, this spice is rarely used in…

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By Kent Palmer from examiner.com Chicago Beer and Indian Food I had the pleasure the other sunny day to visit a Chicago-area Indian restaurant to pair the food with authentic Nepali and Indian cuisine. In the foot hills of Bloomingdale’s Stratford Square Mall, The Himalayan serves delicious fare. Open at this location on Army Trail Road for less than two years, a…

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Cumin

Cumin is the seed of a small umbelliferous plant, a member of the parsley family. Cumin is available dried, or ground to a brownish-green powder and is one of the most essential spice of Indian and Nepali cuisine. Cumin is integral part of the curry powder or paste. Cumin seeds are used as a spice for their distinctive aroma. According…

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