Real pancakes make a seriously good breakfast in Nepal
I’ve heard the jokes and presumptions about having pancakes in Asia. Personally I could care less. I like pancakes and they make an awesome breakfast. In touristy Nepal they are a popular, well made and filling breakfast.
Are they a traditional Nepalese dish? No. Are they widely available to visitors in Nepal? Yes.
I like them. I eat them. I feel good! Nothing wrong with that at all.
Pancakes in Nepal – the secret to finding the ultimate pancake breakfast
Pancakes are available wherever there are tourists. From the big cities to many of the trekking routes with tea houses. The most popular pancakes are plain with honey, apple and banana. I will categorically state I don’t like banana pancakes. I like plain with honey.
The best apple pancakes are found on the trails along the Annapurna mountains. Apples are grown abundantly there. The little red and green sweet ones known as Marpha apples in particular.
They are okay, but much like banana pancake can be a little dry.
Nepalese honey is fantastic. Sadly it’s often substituted with cheap Chinese or Indian honey. Find someone selling Nepalese honey that’s not watered down or mixed with sugar and you are in for a treat!
Try pancakes at your guesthouse rather than a restaurant
Many of the more famous and guidebook listed restaurants in Kathmandu have pancakes or even waffles for breakfast. Most are ridiculous in price. Try your hotel or guesthouse as they might surprise you.
Anyone knowing about good pancakes will know real butter is a key ingredient. Ask wherever you are if they use butter to make their pancakes. Then ask for the brand name to catch out the pretenders!
Many local guesthouses will use fresh real ingredients. Just ask to be sure.
Average pancake prices start at 100 rupees and move on up!
This is an additional article highlighting food from Nepal
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