Yeti has been around for a long time, and over this period, has managed to always maintain its name for delicious Nepalese, Tibetan and Bhutanese food. This restaurant is one of the few remaining in the HKV market where one can sit down and have a nice meal without blaring music. The place is simple and rustic, with wooden furnishings and elements such as Bhutanese prayer wheels, prayer flags, etc.We started off with a few mocktails- Yeti’s Lemon was simple and fresh, made with fresh lime, mint leaves, vanilla sugar, and soda. Ming Magical was a great drink made of guava and pineapple juice, black salt, green chilies, and spices and the Fresh Watermelon Juice was nice as well.We started our meal with the Yeti Veg Platter, which was a thali with Aloo Sadeko, Bhuteko Chana, Wai Wai Sadeko, and Tingmo, a Tibetan steamed bun. Aloo Sadeko were soft, lightly sautéed potatoes marinated in tangy Nepali spices, Bhuteko Chana were stir-fried chickpeas in Nepali spices, and the Wai Wai were dry noodles tossed with onions, tomatoes, green chilies and a dash of lemon.Next, we had Ema Datchi, the most famous Bhutanese dish made with chili pepper and cheese, served with tingmo. The Ema Datchi had a fondue-like texture, and had a slight spice from the peppers. It’s amazing how such few, humble ingredients can make for such a wonderful dish.
The Veg Thukpa, which is a noodle soup with lots of vegetables was filled with flavor. The broth is something that needs to be tried, as the flavor was simply unmatched.
The Chicken Dry Fry had juicy chicken pieces dry fried with bell peppers and peanuts for crunch. The dish had a great balance of spicy and tangy flavors.
The Spicy Fried Chicken was extremely fiery and had a lovely fresh flavor from the celery roots and celery leaves it was tossed in.We also tried the vegetable, chicken and mutton momos, and they were truly the best we’ve ever had. The skin was super thin and the filling, without being filled with spices, were really flavorsome and super juicy. Especially the mutton momos were exceptionally tasty.For main course, we went with the veg and non-veg Thakali Thalis. The veg one had paneer, dal, gundruk sadeko, rai ka saag, piro aloo, fried karela, achaar, pickle, papad, curd, and rice, and the non-veg one had all the same elements except for the mutton in place of the paneer. The mutton was so juicy and soft, and the gravy had whole spices, and was so flavorsome. The dal had lots of ghee to give it a well-rounded flavor. The Gundruk sadeko had sundried spinach tossed in traditional spices, and piro aloo was Darjeeling style, cumin, garlic and turmeric spicy potatoes.For dessert, we had Yomari which were Newari steamed rice dumpling filled with Nutella and served with vanilla ice-cream.
Throughout the meal, the service was exceptional- we were told how much time each dish would take to prepare since everything is made fresh, and they also gave suggestions on the dishes. This is a must-visit place, and proves how simple, humble food can be exceptionally tasty.
Overall Rating: 4.75/5
Location: 30, 1st Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Phone No.: 011 33106044