Harisiddhi Newa Suli: A Culinary Haven for Newari Delicacies

Experience the authentic flavors of Newari cuisine at Harisiddhi Newa Suli. Since 1982, this renowned restaurant has been serving delectable Newari delicacies, blending tradition with a contemporary touch. From a humble beginning as a “Thwo” (Newari alcoholic beverage) provider, they have grown into a rising star in the culinary scene.

Harisiddhi Newa Suli’s success is rooted in their devotion and patience. They have transformed disliked dishes like “Sukuti” (dry meat) into town favorites. Freshness and homemade goodness are at the heart of their menu, surpassing expectations while prioritizing hygiene. The restaurant has become a haven for food enthusiasts, attracting visitors from Kathmandu and beyond. Alongside their delightful cuisine, the walls of Harisiddhi Newa Suli celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the Newari people.

What sets them apart is their commitment to learning and improvement. Patrons seek refuge from their busy lives, making Harisiddhi Newa Suli their cherished escape for quality time with loved ones. Their pride in culinary excellence and cultural representation is truly commendable. Discover a taste sensation and a memorable experience at Harisiddhi Newa Suli, where passion and dedication unfold in every bite.

Step into the captivating ambiance of Harisiddhi Newa Suli and be transported to a world of enchanting beauty. The restaurant’s open space, adorned with floor seating and bathed in gentle, warm lighting, creates an atmosphere that exudes the essence of a traditional Newari Sukul Bhoj (feast). Every detail has been thoughtfully curated to immerse guests in an authentic experience. The carefully designed space invites you to embrace the rich heritage of Newari culture and indulge in the flavors that await.

This magical setting is more than just a dining area; it is an invitation to escape the demands of everyday life and embark on a journey of culinary delight.  At Harisiddhi Newa Suli, the beauty of the surroundings enhances the culinary experience, allowing you to savor the delectable Newari cuisine while immersing yourself in the charm of a bygone era. It is a place where time seems to slow down and every moment is imbued with a sense of enchantment.

Following are the dishes we tried:

  1. Newari Khaja Set

The Newari Khaja Set is a magnificent platter bursting with colors and flavors, symbolizing celebration and joy for the Newar community. This culinary masterpiece showcases twelve delectable dishes, including Cheura (beaten rice), Soybean Fry, Peanuts, Sandheko Aalu, Achaar (pickle), Choilaa, Kachilaa, Jalaa, Dyakaula, Buff Chilly, Sandheko Sukuti, and Duck Choilaa. This vibrant palate offers a perfect balance of fulfillment and satisfaction, where each bite delivers a tantalizing blend of spice and exceptional taste. The Khaja Set is a culinary marvel that invites you to savor the richness of Newari culture in a single, unforgettable experience.

Major highlights of this platter are:

  1. Choila

Choilaa is an enticing culinary masterpiece that captivates both the eyes and the taste buds. Prepared by barbecuing buffalo meat over a flame of rice straw, it absorbs the smoky essence and is then mixed with aromatic spices and roasted mustard oil. The result is a spicy and irresistibly appetizing dish that entices with its visually appealing presentation. Each bite offers a symphony of flavors, leaving a lasting impression of culinary delight. Choilaa is a true masterpiece, crafted with care and passion, ready to elevate your dining experience to new heights.

2. Kachilaa

Kacilaa, a tantalizing delicacy, showcases the beauty of raw buffalo meat adorned with a harmonious blend of ginger, garlic, chili, salt, and roasted mustard oil. Despite its raw nature, the meat boasts a remarkable tenderness that melts in your mouth. Its irresistible appearance beckons you to indulge in its spicy and delectable flavors. Kacilaa serves as a flawless companion to accompany your favorite alcoholic beverage, making it an ideal starter to ignite your taste buds and embark on a culinary journey like no other.

3. Jalaa

Jalaa, a culinary delight, unveils the intriguing world of raw buffalo skin. With a delightful combination of crunchiness and a jelly-like texture, it offers a unique culinary experience. Infused with the flavors of ginger, garlic, salt, fenugreek, and roasted mustard oil, Jalaa tantalizes the taste buds with its distinctive taste. This spicy delicacy is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite alcoholic beverage, creating a harmonious union that elevates the dining experience to new heights. Indulge in the captivating flavors and exceptional textures of Jalaa, an enchanting treat for the adventurous palate.

4. Sadheko Sukuti

Sadheko Sukuti is a cherished Nepalese delicacy, is a dried meat product that exudes a rich heritage. Elevating its flavors to new heights is the exquisite dish known as Sadheko Sukuti. A true delight for meat lovers, this culinary masterpiece boasts unbeatable spices that tantalize the taste buds. With just a single bite, the fiery kick of Sadheko Sukuti ignites a symphony of sensations, leaving you in awe of its spiciness. Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure where each encounter with Sadheko Sukuti leaves you longing for more, a testament to its irresistible appeal.

5. Dyakaula

Dykaula, a soul-warming delight, unveils a meaty wonder that has been slow-cooked with a generous blend of authentic Newari spices. The result is tender and succulent meat submerged in a heavenly soup. Each spoonful of this flavorful broth captivates the senses and leaves a lasting impression. Dykaula’s enchanting essence harmonizes perfectly with beaten rice, creating a truly satisfying and fulfilling culinary experience. Indulge in the rich flavors and comforting warmth of Dykaula, a testament to the artistry of Newari cuisine.

Other special items we tried are:

  1. Tishyaa

Tishyaa, a culinary gem, unveils a delicacy crafted from the buffalo’s spinal cord. This fried delight presents exceptional tenderness and softness, reminiscent of biting into velvety butter. Its creamy and buttery texture delights the palate, offering a symphony of flavors in each bite. With its golden, fried exterior, Tishyaa exudes a captivating visual appeal that enhances its irresistible allure. Prepare to be enchanted by the exquisite flavors and heavenly texture of Tishyaa, a true masterpiece that showcases the art of culinary indulgence.

2. Tongue

In this tantalizing dish, the tongue of a buffalo is transformed into a crispy delight that tempts the senses. Fried to perfection, its exterior offers a satisfying crunch while the interior remains wonderfully tender. This culinary masterpiece is an irresistible treat for those craving crispy fried indulgence. Enhanced with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, each bite becomes a flavorful journey that leaves a lasting impression. Succumb to the allure of this dish and surrender to the harmonious blend of textures and flavors that await you.

3. Kha Gwoh

Kha Gwoh, a culinary treasure, unveils the thick belly part of a buffalo, captivating with its unique texture and irresistible flavor. Each bite of this dish offers a delightful chewiness that is harmoniously complemented by its distinctively rich and savory taste. The Kha Gwoh experience is nothing short of amazing, as it leaves a lasting impression on the palate. Indulge in the pleasure of savoring this culinary masterpiece, a true testament to the wonders of taste and texture.

4. Bhutan

Bhutan, a culinary gem, showcases the carefully cleaned and bite-sized intestine of a buffalo transformed into a delectable delight through deep frying. With each crispy bite, it captivates the senses, offering a satisfying crunch and an engaging texture. Once you embark on the journey of tasting Bhutan, it becomes an irresistible temptation that is tough to resist. The perfect accompaniment to drinks, this culinary masterpiece invites you to indulge in its crunchy allure and embark on a flavorful adventure that will leave you craving for more.

5. Brain

Nhyapu, the Newari name for brain, offers a culinary experience like no other. Derived from the brain of a buffalo, this dish boasts remarkable softness and tenderness, with a luxurious, buttery texture that melts in your mouth. Though it is an acquired taste for some, those who embrace its unique flavors are rewarded with an astonishingly amazing and flavorful sensation. Nhyapu is a testament to the wonders of culinary exploration, inviting the adventurous palate to revel in its remarkable allure and savor its exquisite delights.

6. Syapu Mhicha

Syapu Mhicha, a cherished delight of the Newar community, has won the hearts of many with its delectable allure. This beloved dish features buffalo leaf tripe stuffed with bone marrow, creating a culinary masterpiece that can be enjoyed as a side dish or a snack. Each bite of Syapu Mhicha offers a burst of juicy flavors, perfectly fried to golden perfection. Its tantalizing appearance adds to its irresistible appeal, beckoning food enthusiasts to indulge in its delightful and satisfying essence. Prepare to embark on a flavorful journey that will leave you craving for more.

7. Seitan Chilly

At Harisiddhi Newa Suli, the culinary delights extend beyond non-vegetarian dishes, and one vegetarian gem not to be missed is the Seitan Chilly. Bursting with vibrant greens, yellows, and reds of bell peppers, this dish is a harmonious blend of flavors and colors. Each mouthwatering bite unveils a saucy and flavorful symphony, perfectly complemented by tender cubes of mixed vegetables. Indulging in the Seitan Chilly is an enchanting experience, where the essence of vegetarian cuisine shines bright, captivating both the palate and the senses.

In our delightful culinary journey at Harisiddhi Newa Suli, we complemented our meal with the renowned Newari alcoholic beverage, Chhyang. This remarkable drink has captured the hearts of liquor enthusiasts with its intoxicating aroma and distinctive, amplified essence of alcohol.

The Chhyang served here bewitched our senses with its irresistible sweetness and addictive nature. With a pleasant aroma and a gentle touch of alcohol, each sip transported us to a realm of pure indulgence, leaving a lasting impression and a desire for more.

Indulging in the culinary treasures of Newari cuisine at Harisiddhi Newa Suli, we discovered the irresistible delights of Aalu Tama, Bara, and Yamari. These exquisite dishes are a testament to the rich flavors and traditions of the Newar community. A visit to this remarkable establishment is a must for those seeking an authentic gastronomic experience. As we savored the delectable food in the charming ambiance, we couldn’t help but appreciate the harmonious blend of a nice place and exceptional cuisine that Harisiddhi Newa Suli offers.

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