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February 3, 2013

Story By: Jaimie Kim Farinas |

If you’ve yet to experience Indian and Nepalese fusion cuisine, make it a part of your New Year’s resolutions to try something new. At Himalayan Kitchen, you can send your taste buds across the world at your own pace.

“We don’t use our chili peppers or make it spicy unless you ask for it,” shares owner and head chef Suman Basnet. “Consider us your personal chef.”

Himalayan Kitchen has been serving its Indian and Nepalese food since 2004. And, since everything is cooked to order, Basnet says customers are always able to alter a dish, including or excluding ingredients to their liking.

Plus, there’s something for everyone, regardless of your carnivorous status.

Meat lovers can satisfy their cravings with Mixed Tandoori Grill ($17.95), which features a combination of lamb, chicken, fish and shrimp marinated in a yogurt sauce with mild spices for approximately four hours. It then goes through a traditional style of cooking in a tandoori clay oven.

If vegetables are more up your alley, the Veggie Madras ($14.95) is cooked in a coconut-based curry sauce with special spices.

Both dishes are served with your choice of basmati rice or curry mashed potatoes.

For dessert, try Himalayan Four-Spice and Saffron dessert special ($6.95). The dish features saffron and Himalayan four-spice chocolate ice cream served in the same bowl that will leave your mouth with a medley of sweet and spicy.

Make it a night out with friends and bring your favorite bottles of wine or beer; the restaurant doesn’t charge a corkage fee.

Himalayan Kitchen

1137 11th Ave. #205, Honolulu
Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-10 p.m.
Monday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96816

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