Food from the tea-house kitchen: Food from the tea-house kitchen: Meals during trek
During trekking, you will have to eat the food cooked by the tea-house kitchen. It ranges from noodles, fried rice, soups, momos (local dish), dal bat (local dish) to pizza (would you believe it).
Favorite Dish: Everything will taste nice after a long and tiring trek. Don't expect dishes from high class restaurants here and don't be too worried but hygiene. Just eat it !
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The range of food that is provided on a camping trek or in a teahouse trek is incredible. You will have a choice from the local dal bhat and momo,right up to pizza and spaghetti. It really is quite incredible what can be created with a basic stove/oven. You will have no problem eating any of the food as it all tends to be well cooked and delicious. If you are going to be eating in the teahouses, then order your food at least an hour or so beofre you want it.
What will I eat on the trek?
Food takes a while to cook on high altitude so make sure you order as early as possible (1 hour in advance, more if the place is full). Most of the guesthouse had receive some sort of training from western non-profit organizations so don’t be surprised if you see pizza, spaghetti, pancakes, and other more uncommon items in the menus along the trek. The best deal by far is the dhal bat, which entails an all you can eat rice, side dish of lentils, side dish of vegetables, pickles, and sometimes a popodum. It’s the plate to eat if you’re starving and don’t want to spend too much money. Other cheap items include fried rice, noodles, and spring rolls. As for drinks, we usually had tea along every meal. If you travel in a group of two or more then it might be cheaper to order this by the pot, not per cup. We didn’t order beer ourselves, but it’s always available at a premium (sometimes even icy cold). What we did order was Chang, a Tibetan alcoholic beverage made from fermented barley. Be wary of ordering the local wine as it will sometimes taste more like vodka then wine!
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Fishtail Lodge and Restaurant: Comfy Food Served Here!
We really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere here. Simple mountain cusine with the family that runs the lodge! Not to mention there is plenty of beverage, too!
Favorite Dish: Rice, momos, chicken, eggs and noodles. It's good because it is what is available.