It isn’t exhausting to discover a Nepalese restaurant in Rockdale as of late, there appears to be a momo joint on each nook. However the smokey siren name of Everest BBQ will get us in, smack bang exterior the railway station.
We trek over to Rockdale usually these days, largely to stroll right down to Botany Bay and stroll round to the beginning of the Cooks River. Simply on the steps to the railway station the place the buses pull over for a furlough, this small store is pumping out BBQ, dumplings and noodles with loads of outside seating.
Sekuwa is Nepalese for BBQ skewers. Our first foray we make simple by making an attempt the set plate, it is usually one of the best ways to strive a little bit of all the things. And people bits have been so fabulous, each single final piece. Every set comes with aalu ko achar (potato salad) sadeko bhatmas (tiny fried soybean salsa), vuteko chiura (fried flattened rice) and a small dish with timur ko chhop, a szechuan pepper and chilli spice combine. That is the tandoori set.
The lamb set at $17, similar fab worth, similar scrumptious arrange. Once you bought towards the top the combination of all of the aspect dishes was in itself spectacular. There’s hints of pickled lemons as an beneath flavour, we oohed an aahhed with pleasure with each chew.
Mango lassi for the lassie.
Candy masala tee for the boy-ee.
And a plain lassi, as a result of why simply have one? The plain was nonetheless slightly candy.
On our second go to we tried the afternoon particular for starters, a sel roti. This can be a candy ring of bread served with the potato pickle and a cup of candy masala tea. At $5 it is a discount snack.
A veg chowmien is just flavoured, there’s a mixture of shredded veggies and fried soybeans for crunch. That is the meals that sustains trekkers in Nepal. The housemade tomato sauce has a contact of sweetness, just like Filipino banana ketchup (or Heinz with a teaspoon of sugar). It provides slightly zing to the noodles.
The jhol momo ($12) is stuffed with spiced rooster mince, and is served in a soupy curry sauce. These guys are only a good spoonful in measurement, there’s about 8 in a serve.
We end with gulab jamon ($6), served in yoghurt with a honey syrup. Time to waddle off.