Cafe Everest Brings Nepalese and Indian Cuisine to Puritas Neighborhood on Cleveland's West Side

click to enlarge The jhol momo from Cafe Everest. - Cafe Everest
Cafe Everest
The jhol momo from Cafe Everest.

Cleveland just secured another place to enjoy momos, those heavenly filled and steamed dumplings that hail from Nepal. Café Everest (14304 Puritas Ave., 216-476-2990), a Nepalese and Indian restaurant, opened in the Bellaire-Puritas neighborhood of Cleveland on August 11.

The restaurant offers a few options when it comes to momo fillings and preparations, including those stuffed with vegetables, minced chicken, and the fragrant jhol momo (either vegetable or chicken) in which they are served in broth.

Other specialties of the house include Nepalese-style chicken and noodle soup, pan-fried chow mein noodles and sekuwa, grilled skewers of marinated chicken or goat. A great way to sample a number of dishes is to order the thali, a wide platter containing a variety of small dishes.

On the Indian side of the menu are starters like vegetable pakora, samosa chaat and crispy pani puri. Those items are joined by Indian staples like aloo gobi, butter chicken and goat curry. To drink there is mango lassi and fruit smoothies. And for dessert there is rice pudding and ras malai, the sweet cardamom-flavored cheese.
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Douglas Trattner

For 20 years, Douglas Trattner has worked as a full-time freelance writer, editor and author. His work on Michael Symon's "Carnivore," "5 in 5" and “Fix it With Food” have earned him three New York Times Best-Selling Author honors, while his longstanding role as Scene dining editor garnered the award of “Best...
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