A Taste of Ghurka Cuisine | Yaks & Yetis in Ross-on-Wye

I hadn’t had time to do any research about where to eat when spending a few days in Ross-on-Wye to attend a pottery course recently, so was relieved that the hosts of our beautiful bed and breakfast gave us a list of recommendations, one of which was Yaks & Yetis, a Ghurka restaurant, serving predominantly Himalayan and Nepalese cuisine, with some Thai dishes also available.

Yaks an Yetis Ghurka Himalayan and Nepalese Restaurant in Ross on Wye - (c) Kavey Eats Yaks an Yetis Ghurka Himalayan and Nepalese Restaurant in Ross on Wye - (c) Kavey Eats

As you might expect, many of the ingredients and flavours used in Nepal have a lot in common with the food of India and Bangladesh, as well as Tibetan and Chinese influences. But there are a number of distinctly Nepalese dishes on offer, making this a restaurant well worth visiting for anyone who already enjoys the better-known food of Nepal’s neighbours.

Yaks an Yetis Ghurka Himalayan and Nepalese Restaurant in Ross on Wye - (c) Kavey Eats

For our starters, we shared an order of Pork Momos (£4.95 for four pieces served with a punchy orange sauce). The dumplings were full of flavour, soft and juicy inside, and a great start.

Yaks an Yetis Ghurka Himalayan and Nepalese Restaurant in Ross on Wye - (c) Kavey Eats

We also ordered Lamb Samosas (£4.95, for three pieces, served with a sweet chilli sauce). Wrapped in filo pastry rather than the more traditional, thicker pastry I’m familiar with, they were nonetheless excellent – hot, crunchy, and delicious.

Yaks an Yetis Ghurka Himalayan and Nepalese Restaurant in Ross on Wye - (c) Kavey Eats

Asking our waiter for recommendations for dishes that were typically Nepalese, we ordered Kathmandu Lamb Curry (£8.95) and Sandeko Khukura (£7.95, described as chicken breast marinated in ginger, garlic, vinegar and soy sauce and cooked with onion, tomato and spices). The latter, although less expensive, also came with salad and rice.

Yaks an Yetis Ghurka Himalayan and Nepalese Restaurant in Ross on Wye - (c) Kavey Eats

As the Kathmandu curry didn’t come with a side, we also took an order of plain Nepalese Bread (£1.95, also available in garlic and garlic coriander versions). This was quite unlike the various Indian breads I’m familiar with, made from wheat flour, yeast, butter and eggs, it was almost savoury scone-like in texture.

Yaks an Yetis Ghurka Himalayan and Nepalese Restaurant in Ross on Wye - (c) Kavey Eats

For drinks, I loved my plain sweet Lassi (£2.75). Nepalese beers and your usual selection of wine and soft drinks are also available.

Service was warm and friendly, and we enjoyed our meal. We are hoping to go back to the area soon to attend another pottery course, so I’m sure we’ll visit Yaks and Yetis again when we do.

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Yaks an Yetis Ghurka Himalayan and Nepalese Restaurant in Ross on Wye - (c) Kavey Eats

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19 Comments to "A Taste of Ghurka Cuisine | Yaks & Yetis in Ross-on-Wye"

  1. Emma

    Wow what a gem!!! As much as I like to be prepared when I go away, I love it when a recommendation from a local pays off.

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  2. Choclette

    Oh what an absolutely fabulous name. Worth going for that alone. But it does look good and a lot more interesting than many restaurants from that region.

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    kaveyeats

    I agree, and yes very interesting. I understand from a friend that there is a strong Ghurka community within this part of the world, and she recommended another restaurant to try, so next time we’ll head to that one.

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  3. Matija

    This looks amazing, you can really see how far the influences of other countries could go, and the food looks amazing and it sounds delicious.

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  4. Katie

    Looks and sounds delicious. I love a good curry every now and then 🙂 This post has made me so hungry for a curry and samosas! Thanks for sharing

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  5. Paolo

    We love reading your articles because after that we’d love to try the foods. We don’t know lots about this cuisine but the photo of the pork momos intrigues us haha
    What was your favourite?

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    kaveyeats

    Oh that’s lovely, glad my posts make you want to try the dishes! My favourite was probably the momos but enjoyed it all!

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  6. Paul Healy

    I love it when you get recommendations from locals. I always think it’s odd when you stay somewhere new and your hosts can’t think of anywhere to send you for dinner! I’ve never really thought about Ghurkan food but this all looks delicious.

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    kaveyeats

    Yes, all their recommendations were really good, the best one being No 3 which I also reviewed recently too! I’ve not had a lot of Ghurka food before, I enjoyed it!

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  7. Daniele

    I love your articles because after that I’m interested in trying all this food. I don’t know lots about this cuisine but the photo are really good. Great work

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  8. Claire

    Yum! I have never seen a Nepalese restaurant before, and I live in London. Looks delicious, I will go and hunt one out for myself 🙂

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