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Indian Spicy Kitchen--Austin's only Nepalese restaurant (?)

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Indian Spicy Kitchen--Austin's only Nepalese restaurant (?)

Carter B. | Feb 17, 2011 05:32 PM

We went to Indian Spicy Kitchen in the Techridge strip mall on the SE side of Parmer/I-35 for lunch today. They have a generic Indian lunch buffet but you can ask for the dinner menu and on the back it list three Nepalese dishes. We sampled all three:

(unfortunately I didn't pay attention to names and there is no online website that I can find)

* The first and most generic were dumplings. Water-boiled and filled with ground meat, I would have assumed they were Chinese if not for the setting. The only thing special about them was their sauce looked more like a curry--definitely not a soy. I would not get these again

* We split a large bowl of noodle soup. Hard to describe exactly but it seemed to consist of rice noodles, chunks of chicken, assorted herbs. Subtle flavor but good. It also came with a spicy soy sauce mixture which we were encouraged to mix in. I liked this soup but it is probably not the most memorable soup in the world. It reminds me a lot of some of the chicken broth soup at Tam's.

* Most distinctive was their fried goat dish. Tender, lightly fried chunks of not very-goaty goat. Yum. It came with a large amount of popped rice (I think that is what it was called) which were also excellent when added to the soup. It came with the same sauce as the dumplings. I really liked this dish.

This is probably the most exciting meal I've had in Austin in a while (maybe since New India 12 months ago). Some regional specialties that to my knowledge are not served anywhere else. AND two of them were standout.

Please visit and let me know your thoughts.

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