The Hungry Buddha – a first look at the new Belconnen restaurant @HungryBuddhaCBR

The Hungry Buddha is taking their excellent Nepalese food to North Canberra and they’ve chosen the perfect spot for group summer dining.

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Up on the first floor above Taj Agra, the large windows create a light and open space.
Lachhu and the team have given the previous Phnom Penh Cambodian Restaurant a face lift with thoughtful decoration and light.
It’s a relaxed but stylish atmosphere and the service is professional yet warm and welcoming.
Even though the floor is wood, the sound absorption is good for groups as there’s plenty of space between tables.
And then there are those iconic Nepalese dishes that the Hungry Buddha is famous for in it’s original Curtin location – like the momos and goat curry! Hungry Buddha fans will find the much loved menu in the new location too.

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I always enjoy the goat curry $20 but the corn kernels $8.50 sauteed in nepalese syle with onion, ginger, garlic, herbs and spices have been on my wishlist. And I was not disappointed. They are a perfect side to the goat curry with rice and naan.

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The nepalese kheer rice pudding $6.50 is not a dish I would normally choose, but it was fabulous. The almonds and cardamom are delicious with the creamy sweet texture.

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With great chai it was the perfect finish to the meal.

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BYO wine is $6 corkage per bottle and wine by the glass starts at $7.50.
Budget for around $25-30 per person.
My thanks to Lachhu and the team for hosting my first visit to the new restaurant.

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