Breakfasts in Nepal – best in the world?

by Dave from The Longest Way Home ~ June 24th, 2013. Published in: Travel blog » Food around the world » Nepali food.
Hash brown breakfasts in Nepal

Hash brown breakfasts in Nepal – there are no bigger!

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?!

Muesli & Curd from Nepal

Muesli & Curd from Nepal

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.

Bacon breakfast in Kathmandu

The best bacon breakfast in Kathmandu?

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!

This is an additional article featuring Nepalese food

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22 Great responses to Breakfasts in Nepal – best in the world?

  1. Victoria Hill says:

    Nepal is one of the countries in Asia where many tourists would want to see at least once in their lifetime. It has a fascinating history and culture, stunning sighting and of course sumptuous foods. This country is a must see!

  2. Brian says:

    I can’t even get some decent bacon breakfast in Manchester! How much is it in Kathmandu?

  3. Anna's World says:

    Wow! I’ve never seen hash browns like that. I wonder how they came up with that?

  4. Emma says:

    Wow those breakfasts look amazing … I always end up with toast and jam … Always a disappointment!

  5. Mark says:

    Totally agree. I’m sick of pathetic breakfasts when travelling. I always end up heading to a bakery to top up! Nepal seems to have it made!!

  6. Craig says:

    That shot over the lake sold it for me. I want a week or two of that!!

  7. Maria says:

    Fully agree – the top photo does it for me. Looks amazing. Is it spicy?

  8. Tony D says:

    Can you get a breakfast like that out trekking?

  9. soochin says:

    Tried the Nepalese hashbrown & they are tasty. Agreed that they took a long time to be prepared.. so does most of the meals (especially during the trek)…at least had freshly cooked food & no stomachache problem.
    i had a good time reading your blog, came across your blog when i was searching for trekking info in Nepal
    thanks for sharing all the info, really helpful

  10. Barbara says:

    Yum…enjoying a breakfast like those pictured, then sitting back to relax and enjoy a book is my idea of a pleasant morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Joyce says:

    Wow, thanks for these articles on nepal food!! Sounds funny but I was on the fence about going, and these make me want to go :) For me, food weighs in as a factor in my travel decisions. I especially love good breakfasts!

  12. Sarah says:

    Nice post i have been there 2 times and agree with uyou food quality in Nepal is good and not much Costly .

  13. I always say there is no better breakfast than German breakfast, as they serve preety amazing food and a lot of varieties, but I may change my mind :)