Monday, August 29, 2016

Everest, a Nepalese Restaurant

Among the 10 highest peaks in the world, Nepal itself boasts eight of them, including the world's highest, Everest, in its northern region. Everest is also known as "Sagarmatha", meaning "the head of the earth" in Nepali and "Chomolongma/Qomolungma" meaning "goddess mother of the world" in Tibetan. It was determined as the highest peak in the world by British during the Great Trigonometric Survey, and the official name "Everest" was given in honor of Sir George Everest, the British Surveyor General. Until May 1999, the height of Everest was widely accepted as 8,848m (29,029ft) as determined during 1955, but the American Everest Expedition team revised Everest's official height and stated it to be 8,850m (29,035ft) that year. The recent height is still a contradiction.

The Everest restaurant, serving phenomenally delicious Nepalese and Indian food, is located near Dongdaemun subway station, exit 3, in a Nepalese district. The food is divine. The atmosphere is pleasant. And the restaurant is proud of its cultural contribution in both culinary arts and in cultural authenticity. And by taking the name "Everest" the restaurant evokes the largest icon of Nepal, the huge mountain, and in the front of the restaurant menu is the above information on the mountain and its naming. Everest is also the oldest Nepali restaurant in Seoul and that is also proudly posted in the front of the menu booklet:
"During the year of 2002, Everest Restaurant was established, first of its kind of Nepali restaurant in South Korea. Since then, we have been serving our customers with aromatic and tingling taste of Nepali, Indian and Tibetan delicacies. Nepal, landlocked between China and India has lots of similarities with India and Tibet. Nepal has lots of commonness in religion and commonness in food is no exception. So, here in Everest one can find the great fusion of Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan culture and food. Your visit to Everest is more like a virtual mystical tour to these three countries." [sic]
Promising write-up indeed! Mystical? Well, yes, a bit enchanting, but the food .... DIVINE!

The Nepalese restaurants tend to serve off of brass-ware, the ware for honorable Buddhist monks,
and so the customer is being honored in the serving.
Oh, the food is simply amazing, a beautiful blend of flavors that excise the mouth and harmonize with the tongue. India food is too hot, but Nepali food is my kind of cuisine perfection!
Nepal is a country that cultivates peace, probably since their history was very tumultuous and feudal so now is a time for finding an alternative. I love it: Never Ending Peace And Love.
Truly a beautiful culture ... with amazing food and delightful milk tea served after a meal. Yum!

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