Jul 14, 2024

A Culinary Adventure Awaits: Discover The Magic of Dining at Sesame Restaurant

A Culinary Adventure Awaits: Discover The Magic of Dining at Sesame Restaurant

Are you a foodie who loves to explore different cuisines worldwide? Do you crave that perfect blend of flavors and spices in your dishes? If yes, then we have some exciting news for you! Hyatt Regency Kathmandu has recently introduced its newest addition to the culinary scene - Sesame restaurant. Here, master chefs have embraced their passion for food and brought together Thai, Chinese, and Indian cuisines with one unique ingredient- sesame seed. Yes, you read it right! Sesame seed is used in different dishes across these diverse cuisines at Sesame Restaurant, making it stand out. So get ready to embark on an exciting culinary journey as we unveil Sesame's offerings and explain why this place should definitely be added to your list of must-visit restaurants in Kathmandu.

Wonderful culinary experience

From the moment you step into Sesame restaurant, you'll be transported on a journey of culinary excellence. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with soft lighting and elegant decor creating an intimate ambiance that perfectly complements the food.

Speaking of food - oh my! Each dish is crafted with care by masterful chefs with a true passion for their craft. Whether you're in the mood for something spicy or sweet, savory or tangy, there's something to please every palate.

One standout dish is the chicken Mukmalai Tika, which features tender chunks of meat cooked to perfection in a rich blend of spices. Another must-try option is the Dal “Sesame”, with black Lentils Simmered Overnight and a burst of fresh flavors from Tomatoes, Chilli, and Garlic to butter. But it's not just about taste - presentation also plays a key role at Sesame. Every plate looks like a work of art, carefully arranged to showcase each meal component.


Unlock the Secret Ingredient: How Sesame Seed Connects and Elevates Regional Flavors

Sesame seeds are a staple ingredient in many cuisines across the world, including Nepali, Thai, Chinese, and Indian. It's not surprising that sesame seeds have become so widely used as they add a unique nutty flavor and crunchy texture to dishes. 

In Nepali cuisine, sesame seeds are often used in traditional snacks such as chaku (a sweet made from molasses) and til ko laddu (sesame seed sweets). In Chinese cuisine, sesame oil is commonly used for stir-frying vegetables or meat while also adding a distinct aroma and taste to the dish. Similarly, in Indian cooking, sesame seeds are added to various sweets such as til pitha or gajak. They're also sprinkled on top of bread like naan before baking it. And let's remember Thai cuisine where sesame seeds are often blended into sauces or salad dressings.

It's fascinating that even though these cuisines differ significantly in terms of flavors and ingredients, one commonality is the use of Sesame Seeds! This connection makes Sesame restaurant special since its menu offers a unique blend of these diverse cuisines, emphasizing using this versatile ingredient!


An Overview of Featured Cuisines

Indian cuisines

Indian cuisine is a treasure trove of flavors and aromas that have captured the hearts (and stomachs) of food lovers all over the world. From spicy curries to delectable biryanis, there's something for everyone in this culinary wonderland. And today, we're going to explore one of its most beloved dishes at Sesame - paneer tikka butter masala! This dish combines tandoor-roasted cottage cheese with a spicy onion-tomato gravy that's sure to tantalize your taste buds. So whether you're a die-hard fan of Indian cuisine or just looking for something new to try, read on and discover how this flavor tantalizes your taste buds.

Some other popular dishes include the “Chicken Dum Biryani” which is slowly cooked with chicken, herbs, whole spices, and raita. “Certain spices and masalas are employed in the dish so that the taste is appreciated both internally and externally,” says Chef Prem.  

Here are some other cuisines to try  - 1) “Awadhi Gosht Pasanda Kebab” with minced lamb, saffron, and yogurt chutney. 2)” Lucknowi Gosht Nihari” with tender lamb meat, whole aromatic spices ginger and saffron.

But Indian cuisine isn't just about savory dishes there are also plenty of sweet treats to indulge in like the “Kesar Pista Rasmalai”  a perfect example – with its saffron-infused poached milk, tender dumpling base, and perfectly toasted pistachio garnish, this dish boasts a tantalizing balance between sweetness and complexity. No Indian meal is complete without a sweet treat, and one such dessert that truly stands out is the Kesar Pista Rasmalai.

At the end of the day, there's nothing quite like an excellent meal to elevate the dining experience, and Hyatt's newest offering, Sesame Seeds, features cuisines from all over Thailand, China, and India. Whether you're looking for something exotic or simply want to try something new, there's sure to be something on the menu that will tantalize your taste buds. Each one has its own unique flavors and ingredients that make it special. 

Thai cuisines

Thai cuisine has always been known for its bold and unique flavors, and Sesame restaurant's addition of Thai dishes to its menu is no exception. The Gai Phad Karpao with chicken, chili, and basil is a standout dish that perfectly showcases the balance of sweet, sour, bitter, and salty flavors that Thailand is well known for. This combination of tastes will leave you craving more as it hits all the right notes on your taste buds. With each bite, you'll experience an explosion of flavor in your mouth that tantalizes your senses like never before. If you're looking for something sweet, sour, and salty all at once- Thai cuisine should be on top of your list! It's not just about satisfying hunger but also providing an invigorating culinary adventure through its distinct flavors that come finished with aromatic herbs. Simply put- try it once, and there's no going back!

Thai cuisine also has an array of delicious starters, such as “Crispy Shredded Potatoes” - an appetizer made with shredded potato, chili, coriander, and sesame that will burst your taste buds with a well-balanced blend of flavors. It is the perfect snack! Chef Joy at Sesame Restaurant in Hyatt Regency explains why she loves this starter: “It includes simple ingredients but tastes great, and one of her favorites.”

These are some Thai cuisines worth trying - 1) “Lamb Massaman Curry” with lamb, potato, and shallots (Thai Cuisine). 2) “Pad Thai” with flat noodles, wok-fried prawns or chicken, egg tofu, peanut, beans sprouts, and Tamarind Sauce.

Sesame: The Tiny Seed with a Big Impact on Your Health

Sesame is a flowering plant that belongs to the genus Sesamum. It is widely cultivated for its edible seeds, which are used in various cuisines across the world. The sesame seed has been an essential ingredient in many cultures for thousands of years. The tiny, oval-shaped seeds are nutty and can be consumed raw or roasted. They are often added to dishes as a garnish or used as an ingredient in sauces, dressings, and marinades.

Sesame seeds have several health benefits besides being a delicious addition to meals. They are high in protein and healthy fats like polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). Additionally, they contain important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc.

Sesame adds richness and depth of flavor to dishes while providing numerous nutritional benefits making it one of the most versatile ingredients used worldwide.

Discover the Magic of Sesame:  What to Expect on your visit

At Sesame, get ready to be transported on a culinary journey through the flavors of Nepal and beyond. One thing you can expect at Sesame is an emphasis on using ‘high-quality ingredients’ in every dish. From ‘locally sourced’ produce to carefully selected spices and seasonings, each ingredient is chosen with care and according to its ‘seasonal availability’ so as to ensure maximum flavor and freshness.

If you're looking for something extraordinary, don't miss out on the Sesame Restaurant special buffet. This lavish spread features an array of dishes from all four cuisines represented at the restaurant, allowing you to sample a little bit of everything.


No matter what you order off the menu or choose from the buffet selection, one thing is guaranteed: sesame seeds will feature prominently in many dishes. This commonality of sesame seeds in different cuisine represented highlights how it connects Nepali dishes with Thai, Chinese, and Indian cuisines.


To sum up, dining at Sesame restaurant in Hyatt Regency is a wonderful culinary experience that everyone should try. The unique style and passion for the food of the master chefs are evident in every dish they serve. Whether you are looking for an original mix of Asian, Indian, or European flavors, Sesame covers you.

Everything about Sesame screams class and sophistic from its well-manicured gardens to its elegant interior décor. Diners can also savor a unique array of flavors, as the sumptuous buffet is laced with sesame seeds. What's more, their menu variations cater to different dietary needs making it possible for anyone to enjoy a meal there.

If you're looking for a place to have an excellent dining experience with friends or family while enjoying some fantastic cuisine, then look no further than Sesame Restaurant in Hyatt Regency!