Karma’s Kitchen – Top Class Nepalese Cuisine in the 6ix

Location: 1411 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z5

Halal: YES!

With the recent Coronavirus/Covid-19 world pandemic, we wish everyone the best and to stay safe and at home. Insha’allah all gets better soon! I will try my best to upload vlogs and blog posts weekly but since most restaurants are closing down, this may be a challenge. Maybe we can order from UberEats and vlog at home 🤣🤣🤣. In the meantime, hope you enjoy this! P.S. Stop fighting over toliet paper, use a flower pot aka Lota instead LOL

This was Alejandro’s and Zaroon’s (me) first time ever trying Nepalese Cuisine and it was so DELICIOUS! Loaded with tons of exotic Nepalese spices, we did not shy away from getting the spiciest of meals.

Nepalese cuisine is a mix of Chinese, Indian and Tibet cuisine. The two most popular dishes in Nepalese cuisine are: Momos and Chow Mein. Momos are Tibet style dumplings with Nepalese spices. Whereas, Chow Mein is the Chinese classic dish of stir fried noodles. Lucky for us, Karma’s Kitchen had these staples and much more super delicious food!

Thanks to our Nepalese friend, Anish, we had the perfect food critic to test the authenticity of the dishes we were going to try. Just like when I go to a Pakistani/Indian restaurant, I can be the ultimate food critic :D.

Moving on, the restaurant is located right in India Bazar in Toronto. One block down Lahore Tikka 😮 (check out my post on that here). Karma’s Kitchen is a restaurant that is full of cultural and religious ties, adding more of an authentic and traditional feel to it.

You can actually sit here cross-legged or choose to sit on chairs

For me personally, I love the feeling of sitting cross-legged and eating and just chilling. It feels tradition and South Asians especially back home do that usually at home and at some restaurants. Or at Mosques even here in Canada, we sit cross-legged during Friday prayer at the sermon.

Although, since my friends were not used to sitting down on the ground like that, we opted in for the chairs lolll. Maybe next time :p

Photo of Dalai Lama in the back, spiritual leader

Now let’s get talking about the delicious stuff, the FOOD! We ordered a bunch of food (Alhamdulillah), but took some to-go like usual lol. We went “ham” on anything that said Momo, haha because we wanted to try these types of dumplings. Alejandro ordered the butter chicken on first sight (a popular Indian/Pakistani dish). To get into more details, we ordered: Potato Chilli, Chicken Jhol Momo, Chicken Chilli Momo, Chicken Shabhaley, House Special Chicken Sizzler, Chilli Chicken, Butter Chicken and Masala Chai. You can get the Momos in: chicken, beef or veggie, suitable for everyone.

The Potato Chilli was pretty much french fries covered with a sweet and spicy sauce. Super super spicy, but we loved it! The first few bites you take will be super hot but as you keep eating, you’ll get used to it. Or not :p. Also, even though it was spicy, it was also really addicting haha we couldn’t stop eating it.

Potaaato Chilli brooo 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️

The Chicken Jhol Momo are dumplings that were cut in half and put in a gravy. So cool and too tasty! Jhol is a soy-based sauce with tamarind, ginger and cumin seed. Talk about using the finest South Asian spices :D.

Chicken Jhol Momo

The Chilli Momo had the same sweet and super SPICY sauce as the Potato Chilli but we still loved it!

Chilli Momo

Chicken Shabhaley are traditional Tibet deep fried patties but we called them Mexican empanadas loll. These were my favourite, crunchy with the perfect seasonings.

Chicken Shabhaley

Lastly, we got the House Special Chicken Sizzler which was so similar to the Hakka Chow Mein we got at Hakka Garden. And we got Chilli Chicken, a Hakka dish as well. Perhaps, the worst dish we got was the butter chicken, it was too sweet for us. For me personally, I like Butter Chicken that is creamy yet savoury not sweet. Lahore Tikka next door makes Butter Chicken better. At last, we ended our meal with Masala Chai (spiced tea), nothing is better than a good cup of tea after your meal. There are also Tibetan Butter Tea and Himalayan Green Tea, sounds awesome, I know. All in all, the food was outstanding, so be sure to check out this spot!

Chicken Chilli
House Special Chicken Sizzler

Check out my vlog below.

Thanks so much for the support and I really hope everyone takes care! Remember to LIKE, SHARE and COMMENT. Till next time.

Peace!

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepalese_cuisine

http://www.karmaskitchen.ca/menu.php

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