Breakfasts in Nepal: Muesli, bacon & eggs, pancakes, hash browns …
Breakfasts when traveling are usually mundane affairs. Sure you can strike it lucky every now and then with an all you can eat buffet. Or even buy your own from a store. But for me it’s been a case of toast or light cereal with slim pickings more than anything else.
In Nepal that’s not the case. I’ve never been to a country where there’s more available for breakfast than here. Moreover the servings are huge. Possibly too huge. But … that’s the way I like them. And they available in nearly every guesthouse and restaurant in Nepal.
It’s not “local” traditional food – it’s tourist food. But that’s what we are here as isn’t it?!
Here are the best Breakfast restaurants in Kathmandu to get you started!
Big breakfasts before a day of traveling around
For trekking or a day out travelling a cities sights I go for heavy energy feasts. Muesli and curd or pancakes usually do the trick. But if I’m really in need of a jumbo breakfast I’ll go all out for hash-browns and eggs.
Muesli & curd: Usually hand-made muesli here is a combination of oats, rye, dried rice, raisins and a mix of nuts. The curd, which is kind of like a yogurt only better, is thick and creamy. This is my day-to-day staple!
Pancakes: Thick and heavy honey pancakes will keep you going for hours. Or for extra flavor try apple or Nepal’s infamous banana pancakes.
Hash browns and eggs: Don’t think of USA style hash browns here. Think potato chunks boiled then fried with mixed veg along with fried eggs and thick bread. It’s a bit of wait for the cooks to make this and it takes a lot of time to eat it.
If you are thinking of skipping lunch then this breakfast will keep you going all day!
Special treat breakfasts in Nepal:
Muesli with fruit curd: Same as above but with fresh fruits like orange, apple and grapes.
Croissants with coffee: Available in cafes more than guesthouses – treat yourself to morning fresh croissants with some rich Himalayan highland coffee.
Bacon breakfast: Delicious fried bacon, eggs, toast, juice and coffee or tea. Enough to keep you eating until lunch time!
How to enjoy a good breakfast in Nepal
Take your time. On a day off from traveling or to catch up on some sun pick a place such as your guest houses garden or roof top terrace. Order one of these giant breakfasts with a pot of coffee or tea. Then sit back and relax with a good book for the morning.
There are few places nicer to for this than a quiet place over looking lake Phewa in Pokhara’s lakeside.
Great breakfasts are available everywhere in Nepal
What’s really great about breakfasts in Nepal is that they are available everywhere. It’s a tourist stable in a country that caters to the needs of its number one industry. Take advantage of what’s on offer – it’s cheap and great!
Forget the simple continental breakfast of a slice of dry toast and watered down coffee with re-constituted juice.
Enjoy the great fresh full breakfasts Nepal has on offer. I’ve never come across a country to offer so much for breakfast so easily. Every good guesthouse and restaurant in Nepal will have all these and more on offer.
It’s no wonder I have no problem in saying the best breakfasts in the world are found in Nepal!
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- Cheap restaurants in Kathmandu
- Breakfast restaurants in Kathmandu
- Lunch restaurants in Kathmandu
- Dinner restaurants in Kathmandu
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