This smart, modern Nepalese restaurant in rapidly growing Hampton on the southern outskirts of Peterborough is a welcome addition to the city’s food scene.
Owner Ram Krishna was born in Nepal and came to the UK 18 years ago. Working in various London restaurants as kitchen assistant and then chef, he married but couldn’t afford a house in London and moved to Spalding. While living in the Lincolnshire market town and working for several large food-preparation companies, he continued his passion for food by cooking for local colleges. Ram launched a successful restaurant in Spalding in 2013 before life took him overseas and he sold his business to friends in 2017. He was then drawn back to the UK and decided to replicate his Spalding enterprise in Peterborough.
Serving traditional Nepalese dishes, together with more familiar Indian creations, on my lunchtime visit with my son we stuck with the less familiar Nepalese options, which were tasty and beautifully presented. We started with Momo – a traditional dish of spiced chicken mince steamed dumplings – and Yeti Chicken – slices of chicken cooked in Nepalese spices with onion and peppers. For my main I chose a highly spiced goat curry and my son had chicken bhutuwa, another traditional dish from Nepal. We had a wonderful lunch and I shall be back!
By Philip Seaman, Cambridgeshire editor
Photos: Gurkha Lounge