Kathmandu Newa Chhe'n
The colourful flag-trimmed cottage perched on a ridge of Latrobe Terrace, Paddington that Himalayan cafe Kathmandu Newa Chh'en resides in is a far cry from the rustic alpine Asian cuisine it serves.
With four dining spaces – outside in the fairy lit courtyard, inside at the tiny table and chaired dining rooms or the cushion room, diners can nominate their preference when booking.
Once ensconced the menu includes excellent value banquets ($24-$26pp) as well as a la carte.
Signature Starter dishes from its two chefs from different regions include momos (melt-in-the-mouth steamed dumplings), Bhuton (a traditional Newari fave - boiled chicken liver, heart & giblet fried in garlic, ginger, mustard oil, and fenugreek), Choila Poleko (grilled beef salad), Paneer and Chicken Pakora.
Nepalese curries make up the Mains on the menu, with varieties of vegetable, beef, goat, lamb, chicken or fish. Must try is the creamy Chicken Sherpa and Aloo Kofta.
To accompany there's Tibetan bread, papadums, raita and saag (greens).
Kathmandu Newa Chhe'n is BYO and drinks available include Lassi or Milk Shakes.
Kathmandu Newa Chh'en
72 Latrobe Tce