Discover Lost Cuisines of Nepal at Hyatt Place Kathmandu
KATHMANDU, Oct 25:Hyatt Place Kathmandu is conducting a week-long food festival from 29th Oct to 5th Nov, to celebrate the food heritage & ethnic cuisines of Nepal in collaboration with Raithane - a food enterprise that champions traditional ingredients and dishes.
Nepal is a diverse country with a varied culture, language, and biodiversity. From the deep valleys to the high Himalayas and lush evergreen forests of Terai to the mountain grasslands, geography and culture have shaped and defined food preferences of hundreds of ethnic groups which have evolved with time and way of life of the people. But, unfortunately, due to several reasons, these ethnic cuisines are being forgotten or lost.
Modernization is important, equally important is to preserve the tradition & culture we inherited, cuisine being the impartial part of it. Underlining the same belief, “Lost Cuisines of Nepal” is an initiation by Hyatt Place Kathmandu to accent these traditional dishes which is not just going to be a culinary experience but also will take you through the journey of lifestyle of the Nepalese people reflected through the dishes.
For instance, in Phalgi, the sweetness of young green maize is preserved by crushing it and drying for use in winter stews. In Taruwa, seasonal greens are dipped in fresh batter and fried to provide a crispy bite to everyday meals. In Yanben faksa, wild edible lichen is elaborately processed and paired with pork offal. Thekuwa, an ancient delicacy, prepared for matrimonial rituals at Terai regions. These are a few mentions from a menu. This food fest, set in a traditional interior of Zing-World of Flavours, will feature even more ancient delicacies from nooks & corners of the country.
This first-ever traditional food fest will be inaugurated by Mr. Pawan Golyan who has been consistently promoting Nepal made products with one of his many ventures, Mato