Saturday, August 15, 2009

Nepali vs. Indian

Just so you know, I'm not writing a long blog entry today. I went to one of the high school baseball national championship games this afternoon so I'm actually pretty tuckered out.

However, I made a stop in Hotarugaike, Toyonaka for some Nepali food after the game, and I thought I would share a couple of pictures from the meal.

First, the restaurant:

Nepalese restaurant in Toyonaka

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Kathmandu Nepali Kitchen
Hotarugaike Higashimachi 2 Chome 4-8-103
Toyonaka City, Osaka
Phone: 06-6841-3121‎

I don't know if it's just my personal experience, but it seems like Nepali restaurants are far more predominant in Japan than Indian restaurants, although the food served at the two are for the most part similar, focusing on curries, naan and tandoori chicken. A quick glance at the menu revealed that this restaurant also had larger hot pot meals for couples and groups, but my friend and I weren't hungry enough to consider one of those.

Instead, we had Nepali style vegetable curry and Indian style seafood curry. (The Indian one is in the back.)

The curry

We also ordered butter naan and cheese naan to scoop it up with, and look at the size of the butter naan they brought us!

Giant nan!

It's hard to get a sense of proportion from this photo, but I'm telling you the thing was huge!

The meal was great, with the exception of the cheese naan (not pictured here), which for some inexplicable reason was very sweet, thus rendering it useless as a complement to the curry.

For the rest of you living in Japan, have you noticed the Nepali restaurant trend too, or is it just me?

Anyway, that's all today. Happy eating everyone.


  1. That butter naan looks good! We had a nice dinner out at Tawon Thai in our neighborhood. I'm trying to remember if you've been there with us. Best thai food we've found in Seattle. I love it that Max happily eats Phad Kee Mao :).

  2. No I haven't been there but I've saved it to my list of restaurants. Let's go there together next time I'm in Seattle!

  3. that's mental and shit man.


    they've got a gurka regimant near my houseyah

    and the othe rday a prporer secy nwpoakli chikc from first eyar lecktronnics in teh he thinghe hall/office whatever.

    iu chattterd teh o here and ehs like it.

    lots of jewellery atc.. but cuckable chocklate on a stick liek a cambiiabn dian bint.


    ..and flendly!