The Khukri, Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin
Nearby my office, there's an area so foreign that I would have thought I'm in another country instead of Malaysia every time I venture over.
It looks, sounds and heck, even smells different.. :p
If you are wondering where I'm talking about- it's Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin.
But in the midst of all the hustle and bustle, I cant help but noticed a number of nepalese restaurants, tempting me to check it out.
It took some time, yet we finally did..
We decided on The Khukri as it seems more established compared to the rest (it's been in business for over a decade)..
Stepping in, we were the 'foreigners' as its customers was Nepalese working in KL..
Ignoring the stares, we took our seats and the waitress was quick to take our order.
We started off with a hot pot of Nepalese tea..
It tastes like ceylon with a hint of herbs. I find it ok, but some of my friends found it "smelly"
John, who didnt want to have rice, decided to order a plate of 'chow mien'.
Basically, it's fried noodles with pork and vegetables. Though it look like any typical fried noodles, The Khukri's version was surprisingly lip smacking. The noodles was full of wok hei and filled with garlicky taste. It was so yummy that I felt bad picking on John's portion :p
There's a number of Nepalese lunch set to choose from, which comes with rice, vegetables and a choice of meat..
JA chose the Khukurako Masu Ra Bhat (RM8)
The set comes in a big metal plate- we get a large serving of rice, nepalese curry chicken, dhal, stir fried spinach and sides of deep fried bitter gourd and potatoes. The curry was quite nice, not as rich as malaysia version, but still good to go with rice. But what got my vote was the vegetables! The greens was simply delicious, though a tad oily, I just love the taste. Wonder what was the secret flavoring it used- so tasty.
I ordered a Sadheko Khasi (RM10)
I only knew it's nepalese mutton- as the description in the menu was "taste of home specially in nepal".
Didnt help much eh?
The mutton was tough and gamey, though smothered with thock tomato based sauce with a squeeze of lime juice, I still find it gamey. Yicky.
SG had the same set as JA, but he chose Pork curry instead.
Here's a shot of the curries..
The pork was absolutely fatty! But SG assured us that the meat was tender and tasty..Some snacks to go with our lunch..Steamed and deep fried momos..
The steamed momos were filled with juicy mince pork while the deep fried counterpart was filled with mince mutton. Both were good and provided different texture and flavour. The dipping sauce was tangy, which complemented the momos..
And interesting find, we do plan to return to try other stuff in the menu. A note of caution though, if you are in a rush, please dont try this place. It took them quite a while to serve our food even though we were the only customers who ordered at that time.
The Khukri is located at 26, First Floor, Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin, KL. Tel: 03-20720663.