Besting the myriad of restaurants and buffets in Las Vegas, a new addition has come to town, the Himalayan Cuisine. Nestled a little farther from the Strip at 730 E. Flamingo Road (between Paradise Road and Swenson), Himalayan Cuisine is a respite from the hustle and bustle of the Strip, while offering a similarly, if not better, ambiance and superb cuisine from the Himalayan countries of Nepal, Indian and Tibet. In a city where each new restaurant attempts to be more exotic than the other, one begs the question, what's sacred and not "sinful" here?One definite answer: no beef or pork is served here. The kind of food offered in this restaurant encompasses a geographic area strongly influenced by religion, custom and traditions. The intriguing menu of poultry, lamb, seafood and vegetables are subtle and the savory dishes are made with infinite combinations of herbs and spices. Painstakingly gathered from a wide variety of kitchens in the South Asian region, Himalayan Cuisine's menu offers a unique dining experience, as exotic and enchanting as this fusion of Hindu and Buddhist cultures.To whet your appetite, start off with their on-the-house papadam (paper-thin wafers made from pello lentils), with mint and tamarind sauce for dipping. Taste their momo (Tibetan dumplings made of minced meat, or just vegetables, and spices) and topped with savory tomato sauce. Or try their samosa (deep fried spiced mashed potato wrapped in flour pastry wrapping).
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