Nepali food has been influenced by Indian and Tibetan styles of cooking. The flavours and presentation reflect the simplicity of the Nepalese people. The healthy way of cooking, which is light on the palate, influenced by Tibetan cuisine and sharp flavours of Indian culinary influence add a gratifying element to the Nepalese food. The bone-chilling winters in the Himalayas make the hot and sour food a preferable diet for Nepalese. The throat-cleaning Thukpa, nasal-opener Momos, and fulfilling noodles are so apt for Nepalese cuisine that even their mention may bring you to the Himalayan valley.
Vansh Ghar has managed very well to bring the original flavours of Nepal to Abu Dhabi. The small eatery which is under the category of ‘Hidden Gem’ by Department of Culture and Tourism of UAE in Abu Dhabi is simple and unique – just like the people who manage it – the Nepalese. With no show-off of presenting the food in an Instagram-able manner, keeping the Nepalese heritage of food intact, Vansh Ghar is impressive and humble.
Vansh Ghar has three vital elements that make him a hidden gem of Abu Dhabi and must-visit eatery: pocket-friendly rates, simplicity in service, and Momos. The Momos of Vansh Ghar are best in the town; the tandoori and steamed both are delectable and savoury. A traditional noodle soup, Thukpa originated from the eastern part of Tibet. Both the ‘dish’ Thukpa and the ‘word’ Thukpa, refer to any soup or stew combined with noodles. Vansh Ghar’s Thukpa is pure and subtle; don’t expect the varieties of flavours from it, and this is how Thukpa is identified. The bold ‘Hot and Sour soup’ shall make you sweat if you have it in summer, but winter is the right time to have it in Vansh Ghar; the taste of Hot and Sour can be described as ‘can’t stop, can’t drink’ as it’s super hot and unapologetically sour.
The Thakali – a platter of various staples of Nepal shall give you the holistic impression of Nepalese food; it contains from assorted pickles, sabji, bread, porridge, and a dash of ghee. Thakali is Nepalese food culture personified.
Vansh Ghar’s clientele is from Nepalese ex-pats in Abu Dhabi to a bunch of westerners and frequent Indians that makes it a place for all who wants healthy and simple food. Also, the location at the heart of Abu Dhabi – Hamdan street – is an advantage for Vansh Ghar’s recognition.
Location: Beside Progoti Exchange, Opposite Hamed Center, Electra Street, Al Markaziya, Abu Dhabi