Dhaulagiri Kitchen hides inside the tiny storefront in Jackson Heights called “Tawa Foods”. This Nepalese eatery has home-style foods which can be taken out or eaten in (space is very limited).
As you walk in you will be greeted by the shy warmth by the ladies known for rolling out their delicious rotis, which sell like hot cakes!
Take a seat and start by trying out their fiery “sandheko waiwai” a spicy, crispy noodle based chaat rife with chilies and tang. This is my favorite dish there.
You must also must sample their “Sukati Roll” which is their take on an Indian kathi roll.
To get a wide variety of tastes just try any one of the “Thalis” or “Samae Baji” which comes with an array of different curries, meats and vegetables with white rice or crispy de-husked rice.
The “Roti Sel” is another must try made with rice flour – they look like gigantic onion rings.
Dhaulagiri Kitchen was my first foray into exploring the treasures that Jackson Heights has to offer in Nepalese food and it certainly wont be my last.
Here is some of what we ate: