I was recommended to this restaurant from a woman I know who has been to Nepal several times. She said the food was as good, if not BETTER, than in Nepal. So I was excited to go and try out this cuisine I had never tasted before. My friends also saw a woman reviewing this restaurant on TV last week.....so much hype! What for?
We ordered gundruk (which is a Nepali mixed dry vegetables of some sort of fermented green with various unknown things mixed inside). It seemed good the first few bites ...an interesting mix of soft and crunchy ...but after a few bites it gave me the strangest feeling so I stopped eating it. It was just fowl.
Goat Dalbhat. A goat curry type thing served with rice, black eyed peas, and a sauteed green. All decent but forgettable.
From the Tibetan side of the menu we had a sauteed beef with vegetables and Himalayan bread. The beef was tough and just average in flavoring and spices. The bread was flavorless and not worth the carbs. lol
And finally another dish of chunks of lamb (mostly lamb fat) with sauteed onions and garlic. Toughest chunks of lamb I've ever tasted.
We also shared a mango lassi which was not flavorful at all.
Everything was just....blah....leaning on the side of yakky! (yuckie) hehe
I walked out feeling disappointed and with a stomach ache on top of it.
Needless to say I will not return and would not recommend it to anyone else.
Himalayan Yak Restaurant (72-20 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights)