Yeti – The Himalayan Kitchen
2nd Floor, 50A, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
011 40678649, 011 41027746
If you have been to Nepal or have been in a boarding school where you had nepalese friend or you know somebody Nepali you will really get nostalgic, because interior bring glimpses of the cafe of thamel or Jhamsikhel. The waiters are well dressed in Darua Surwal, dhaka topi and the music playing from the time of darpan chaya.
Yeti serves Himalyan and Tibetan cuisine, which is a rarity in the city. The ambience is very serene and Zen-like and oddly, reminded me of the mountains. Not knowing too much about the cuisine, we ordered momos, which were pretty good. We also ordered a Chicken starter which was sort of like Chilli Chicken on skewers. It was spicy but delicious. Yeti is paradise for those who love mutton. They have a lot of dishes dedicated to it. But we were too full after the starters (their portions are good) so we skipped dinner. Their menu’s a nice mix of Tibetan, Nepal and Naga, The shaptah (thinkly sliced buff with spices) is a must try as it’s a spectacular dish served with the yummy tingmo (bread). They give you a complimentary plate of spiced chickpeas which is just divine.
Ambience: Dimly lit, with flags, wall hangings in Tibetan language. Makes you feel you are dining somewhere in the hills. Tables are pretty small though.
It was decent, not like a well trained star hotel opulence but the staff was courteous and helpful. But you cannot depend on the waiters for recommendations here, now whether it’s their mountain coyness or problem with the language, they could not help with the menu. So call the manager for help if required, and once the decision is made be assured that the waiters will serve you promptly.
Menu of Yeti – The Himalayan Kitchen
|Veg wai wai sadeko||150|
|YETI special veg platter||250|
|Non-veg wai wai sadeko||175|
|YETI special non-veg platter||375|
|Chilli chicken dry||275|
|Chicken dry fry with peanut and butter||275|
|Spicy fried chicken||275|
|YETI special Tibetan non-veg platter||495|
|Nepali thali set – Thakali (veg)||395|
|Nepali thali set – Thakali (non-veg)||495|
|Gobi aloo tarkari||175|
|Fried mixed veg||225|
|Fried chicken dry||295|
|Pork with bamboo shoot||225|
|Pork with soya sauce||225|
|Crispy pork with honey||275|
|Spicy shredded pork||275|
|YETI special thukpa||275|
|Chilli garlic fried rice veg/non-veg||150/225|
|Fried rice (non-veg)||225|
|Prawn fried rice||225|
|YETI special fried rice||375|
|Chow chow veg||150|
|Chow chow non-veg||175|
Must have delicacies
WaiWai Sadeko, Lowa, Thukpa, Gyuma, momos (all types).