Food in Nepal: Chicken Sizzler

by Dave from The Longest Way Home ~ October 4th, 2012. Published in: Travel blog » Food around the world » Nepali food.
Chicken Sizzler from Nepal

Chicken Sizzler from Nepal

A hotplate of Chicken Sizzler from Nepal

It’s tourist food time again! Any respectable restaurant in Nepal catering to its number one industry will have chicken sizzler on the menu. While there are variations the one above is pretty much standard fare. Hot, sizzling and delicious.

What is chicken sizzler

Basically it’s a chicken dish served on a super hot iron plate. The very hot plate causes the food on it to sizzle and steam away as it’s brought to your table. The chicken dish itself is usually roasted chicken with rice, or potato with a sauce and a side portion of fresh vegetables.

Is a chicken sizzler any good?

Well yes it is good. When having a meal with a lot of friends a chicken sizzler puts on a nice show as it’s brought out to the table.

The only slightly bad thing about a chicken sizzler here is that they do try to put everything on one plate. Meaning you might not get as much as you would with say a regular roast chicken dinner. The chicken is usually on the bone too.

That said it is still very nice and flavorsome to have all the dishes ingredients mixed in together under that heat.

If you’re in Nepal during the winter it makes for a great evening time meal!

 This is an additional post featuring Nepalese food

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11 Great responses to Food in Nepal: Chicken Sizzler

  1. Mark Chivers says:

    Could do with some of that over here at the moment!

  2. Debbie says:

    Looks delicious I’ve had them over here but I think the hot plates are a little bigger so there’s more room for everything!

  3. Ruben_James says:

    One of the best steaks I’ve ever had the pleasure to eat arrived after a 3 week trek in down town Kathmandu sizzling on the hot plate arrived a most succulent ‘Buff Steak’ with mouthwatering vegetables along with a black pepper sauce. So good in fact that I insisted the chef serve me one more of the exact same !
    Yum Yum :)

    • Yes! The great steaks of Nepal on a hot plate. A great reward after a trek. I’m somewhat addicted I must say :)

      • Ruben_James says:

        Hi Dave, could you give me your appraisal on all things
        POKHARA at the moment ? On my last visit year last I found it to be ‘sun set strip’ with trekking taking a back seat ! I visited back in the early 90’s and it was purely a hub for trekkers. I wasn’t disappointed only surprised at the rise in tourism of the 2 week kind !

        • Hi Ruben, it’s certainly become more package touristy if you know what I mean. There are still many trekkers, just not “serious” trekkers. And the ones that pass through are only there for a day or two. In peak season at least.

          In the off season there are a couple of expats, and a few hardy trekkers.

          There are now many, many people just going for a weekend or a day or two and then leaving. Certainly there are a few long-stays but less than before. Most people I meet who here there 10 years ago say there’s been a huge change in the type of tourist there.

          Hope that helps

  4. Jan says:

    Do they have other types of sizzler? I seem to remember eating a roast pork version in Italy once.

  5. Heidi says:

    Thank’s Dave, we enjoyed this. Andrew is still trying to capture the steam. I’ll just put a kettle under it next time :))