With a long history of trade contacts, southwest China’s Tibet has developed a close relationship with Nepal. Many Nepalese take Tibet as their second home. And, the “Nepal fever” in Lhasa gets more prevalent with Nepal’s food and condiments imported into the region.
Since the 1990s, Nepalese restaurants have sprung up in Lhasa.
Besides the famous landmark Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, there is the Lhasa Namaste Restaurant, which is always crowded by people coming for Nepalese cuisine and exotic flavor.
It enjoys a good reputation among the locals and tourists. “I love chicken curry and Nepal pepper,” said Tenzin Namgyal, who always comes here for dinner after school. “The red wall, wood carving and music are full of Nepal elements,” said by Miss Zhang, a tourist from Henan province.
According to the manager of the restaurant, they have adjusted the flavor of Nepal cuisine to cater to Tibetans’ taste.