HKV is known as a party place and there is a serious dearth of restaurants in that location which serves soul satisfying, heart-warming and tummy filing food. Well I have got good news, YETI is back in HKV to fill that gap and more. I visited this place for an afternoon weekday lunch and was blown away with everything they have got to offer. Ambiance comprises of Himalayan artifacts with intricate designs and patterns. The window seating is my preferred area and the service was commendable as well.
Started the food journey with Watermelon Punch and Yeti’s Lemon both of which were very refreshing and quite perfect for summers. Actual meal began with Aloo Sadeko which was potatoes sautéed with a spicy marinade and Aloo Ka Achar which was lovely orangish red in colour and spicy in taste. I am not really fond of cold potato dishes but these became my absolute favourite, highly recommended. These were served with Tingmo, Tibetian style bread the shape of which quite different, really soft in texture and wonderful in taste. Wai Wai Sadeko, dry wai wai tossed with onions, tomatoes, green chillies and topped with lemon juice made for a really nice snack.
Coming to Yeti and not ordering momos is a sin. A sin which I wasn’t ready to commit, so I promptly ordered for Aloo momos and mutton momos. Aloo momos were made with a stuffing of potato and cheese. Mutton momos with juicy mutton filing and both the variants were served with sesame, peanut and chilly sauce, choose as per your palate. Both of these dishes are a must try.
Moving on to the main course I ordered Veg Thakali Thali, now this is a meal in itself. Inclusive of Mushroom or paneer gravy, thick urad Dal, Rai ka saag, Potato and Bitter Gourd crisp, papad, curd and steamed rice. Every dish was made to perfection but my favourite would be mushroom gravy and urad dal. Apart from this also ate Fried Spinach, I am not a spinach fan but I absolutely loved this dish. Now let’s move on to the highlight of this meal Gundruk Ko Jhol, this Nepali curry made with fermented leafy vegetable is my favourite. This is something that I would enjoy on a winter night all by itself, I don’t even need any accompaniment, this is not to be missed.
Lastly in dessert I ate Yomari which was steamed rice dumplings stuffed with nutella chocolate, if you are a chocolate fan then definitely try it out. Summing up, I had a lovely lunch at this place. People might have this theory that Yeti is a place only for non-vegetarians, but that’s not true. It has many delicious veg offerings which are surely worth a try. I have most definitely found a new haunt in HKV.
Ambiance – 4.5/5
Service – 5/5
Drinks – 4/5
Food – 4.5/5