Yeti means a mysterious creature of the Himalayan folklore. The word has had gory interpretations for a long time, but this small modern restaurant in Delhi is all set to change the word's meaning and interpretation for good while staying true to its origin, which is the Himalayas. 'Himalayan Cuisine', the name brings confusion to our minds - does it mean Nepali cuisine, Tibetan cuisine, or Bhutanese cuisine? Well, the answer is, all of the above. This restaurant, set on the second floor of The Colonnade in CP, offers you the best of Himalayan cuisine.
The ambience is befitting the theme with a background of Himalayan hymns "Om Mani Padme Hum", prayer wheels and Tibetan Flags, juxtaposed with the modernity of Delhi.
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The menu at Yeti is mainly divided into three main sections - Nepali cuisine, Tibetan cuisine and Bhutanese cuisine. Tibetan food mostly comprises noodles, goat, yak, cheese (made from yak or goat milk) and dim sums. Out of the three sections in the menu, Tibetan section is to look out for. It has some really delicious soups, dim sums and noodle choices that can put to shame a lot of things that we have been calling as dim sums and noodles. Shabalay - a meat-filled deep-fried pie was the stellar dish from the Tibetan menu. You can pick from chicken and mutton to pork and buff for its stuffing. Another dish that won our hearts was Thentuk, which is an eastern-Tibet-style hand-pulled noodle soup. It is believed that this noodle soup was specially made to keep the nomads warm during the long, chilly Tibetan winters.
The Nepali cuisine is also true to its form and flavours with thukpas and sel roti in your traditional thali. Yeti-Special "Kothe" Styled Momo needs no introduction - star dish of the restaurant. Steamed from one side and pan-seared from the other, the momos are filled with juiciest and succulent chicken and are sprinkled with mild spices. For more options, you may try Newari Momo Cha, traditional Newari bite-sized momos that are served in sauce.
Yeti has a small dessert list but all the options are worth trying. We had the very famous dessert Yomari, a distant cousin of Newari momos. These sweet Newari steamed rice dumplings were served with hazelnut chocolate syrup. (We are still drooling!)
We want to give a special shout-out to the staff there who just made us feel so at home that we literally sat there for more than three hours.
Where: Colonnade, B41, B Block, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Price for two: INR 1900
About Shubham BhatnagarYou can often find Shubham at a small authentic Chinese or Italian restaurant sampling exotic foods and sipping a glass of wine, but he will wolf down a plate of piping hot samosas with equal gusto. However, his love for homemade food trumps all.