The Hungry Buddha is possibly Canberra’s oldest Nepalese restaurant. located in a cozy warm spot down the stairs at the Curtin shops.
Serving a range of both Nepalese and other Asian mains, the best pick is possibly the delicious Goat curry $20 – KHASI KO MASU exquisite village style curry of tender boneless goat enriched with the flavours of fenugreek, cinnamon, tomatoes, coriander, bay leaves, ginger & garlic – a famous specialty of Nepal.
But the very best thing about Hungry Buddha is that it offers smaller 1/2 serves of any dish you fancy.
This is great for smaller appetites or for trying a range of different dishes when there’s only a couple of you.
It also leaves room for the amazing ice-creams!!!
Worth also trying the Makkai tareko – corn kernels sautéed with onion, ginger, garlic and other herbs served with lemon wedge and garnish $8.50 that looks good…Or a Daal Bhat $24 a traditional Nepalese set dinner of rice & daal served with a choice of meat together with a traditional vegetable dish, homemade pickle & a papad.
Momo ( 4 per serve) $9 – traditional nepalese steamed chicken dumpling served with homemade tomato sauce – quite spicy.
Jhinge Tarkari – $22 – tiger prawns simmered in the paste of traditional Nepalese spices, lemongrass, lime leaves & coconut milk.
Roti $4 (2 serves shown here)
Rice $3 per serve (1 serve and 2 serves shown here)
Golbheda Ko Archer side of tomato pickle $2.50 (very good)
Corkage $6 per bottle
Service is welcoming and friendly. Plenty of room, but it can be noisy for conversation.
25% discount offered to Canberra Entertainment Book Holders.