Saturday, August 11, 2012

Restaurant Review: Gurkhas

Locations: There are 6 locations (CBD, Fitzroy North, Prahran, Carlton, Richmond and Brunswick)
Phone: 03 9629 7186 (CBD location)
Link: gurkhas.com.au
Cuisine: Nepalese
Overall Impression: 5/10

Gurkha’s predominantly serves Himalayan cuisine which is a variety of Nepalese cuisine eaten by Tibetan and other closely related ethnic groups in the Himalayas. The food served at Gurkha’s is always hearty and incredibly satisfying.
Lentil Soup 
The soup unfortunately lacked salt but it had a beautifully rich texture and had a good amount of flavour which was brought to life the moment I added a touch of salt. 
Chhoila
 Tender slices of beef marinated with chillies, lemon juice and spices, typical Kathmandu style
Aloo Rayo
Spinach (mustard leaves) and potato sauté’ with cumin seeds and dry chillies
Kukhura ko Masu
Boneless chicken curry, typical Nepali style

The curry was cooked well and the meat was tender and juicy. 
Masala Roti
Flaky Bread stuffed with herbs flavour mashed potato
The Roti was beautifully fluffy and light. The mashed potatoes it contained was perfectly seasoned. 
Steamed Rice

One of the first Nepalese restaurants in Melbourne, Gurkha’s retains an authentic touch to the food it delivers. The service is consistently warm and friendly and there is a casual and relaxed vibe about the place. There is also a brilliant BYO policy – corkage is a mere $2.00 per person.
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