To celebrate the completion of my move into my friends House, (and the fact that I had a coupon), I took my friends to Everest on Grand…
Everest on Grand, as you might expect from the name, is a Tibetan/Nepalese place, with some North Indian dishes thrown into the mix. On the menu were familiar items such as Chicken Tandoori, Tikka Masala and Naan. There was plenty of unfamiliar dishes as well.
Scott was amused that it was near his alma mater, Macalester College. Also, it wasn’t too far away from Khyber Pass…an Afghani place.
anyway, once at the restaurant, we started off with an order of fried dumplings called Kothe. Kothe, like their steamed cousins the Momos, are made from a mixture of vegetables or ground meat, mixed with onions, cilantro and spices. We could have, if we wanted, gotten Yak meat ones, but instead we got ordinary meat Kothe.
The blend of spices made them tasty to Scott and I, Dani and Felicia found them less so.
We also got orders of Garlic Naan bread, and Papad, which are thin lentil chips. I am not a fan of lentils, but these chips were tasty.
As far as main dishes…
Felicia had Bangurko Chhoyla, a type of tandoori with marinated strips of pork meat. She loved it, and Scott and I thought it was pretty good too
Dani had Poleko Kukhura: Marinated chicken drumsticks are roasted in Tandoor oven and tossed in olive oil with freshly sliced onion, green pepper, and tomato; served with house mint sauce. Basically a version of Tandoori chicken. Dani liked it.
Scott and I decided to be real men and get some spicy Chau- Chau:: Wheat noodles sautéed & lightly pan-fried with vegetables and a meat of your choice. Scott got shrimp, and I got chicken; both of us got it medium hot. We agreed, afterwards, that it would rate about 3.5 on the Sawatdee 5 pepper scale. Both of us made good use of pieces of Naan to keep from overheating.
The restaurant was a little pricey but we were all absolutely delighted with dinner, and I expect that we will come back again. Scott and I are already talking about trying the Kothe, a small portion for just us, with Yak meat…