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Chulho Authentic Nepalese and Indian Cuisine

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by Diana (subscribe)
Microbiologist-turned-homemaker, she is a foodie with a flair for cooking. An avid traveller and voracious reader, she also loves to paint and indulges in photography.
Published January 19th 2017
Traditional yet Tempting
Before molecular gastronomy invaded the modest empire of food and conformed it into contemporary artwork on plates of heterogeneous shapes, food was just an amalgamation of ingredients into an edible delight. And it continues to be so as the transformation stays incomplete. May be in a dystopian future when the perfect combinations and recombinations are achieved, we might just have to look at or breathe in edible atoms to feel full. Till then places like Chulho will continue to stay true to the traditional recipes.

Chulho, Harris Park
Jhol Momo

Chulho, Harris Park
Inside Chulho

Chulho is one of the line of restaurants located in Harris Park. And thus, like the rest of them, it is situated at hand's reach from the station. This melange of eateries, offering most Indian delicacies and street foods, looks like a tight chain. Conventional dishes safeguarded behind the links against annexation by contemporary cuisines. Come evening and the whole area plunges into a state of animation. Vehicles accumulate on the street sides, spilling onto the by-lanes. Aroma of spicy south Asian food fills the rest of the space.

Chulho, Harris Park
Inside Chulho

'Let's deviate from typical Indian food,' was the unanimous thought and we found ourselves standing before Chulho. The name though was just the engine dragging a series of bogies behind it: Chulho Authentic Nepalese and Indian Cuisine. So we boarded the train with expectations skyrocketing.

Chulho, Harris Park
Inside Chulho

The restaurant lacks the extravagance of its long name in both size and decor. Except for neon lights, the walls are mostly blank. Simple seating arrangements cover the floor. But what it lacked in show, it seemed to compensate in taste for the whole place was teeming with diners. We did not have to wait for long as a table was soon vacated. A polite waitress (the place seemed to be family run) ushered us in and brought the menus. We jumped in for the momos (Nepalese variant of dumplings) and couldn't resist ordering some of their Indian dishes.

Chulho, Harris Park
Steamed Momos

Chulho, Harris Park
Mixed Fried Rice

The momos were a ten on ten, both the steamed ones and the jhol momos. The jhol was a spicy soup (we had specifically ordered the not-for-the-faint-of-heart extra hot kind). Though there were some tears and runny noses, the soup was a big winner. The teary episode was followed by chicken tandoori sizzler (chicken marinated in yoghurt and a menagerie of spices and charcoal roasted), naans, mixed fried rice, mixed vegetable curry and tawa chicken (chicken cooked with capsicum, green chillies, onions and spices). Unless sharing, the jhol momo can be quite fulfilling. Each dish burst its way into our mouths with a uniqueness of flavours. The well cooked filling inside the momos, the juicy chicken and the curry, were a masterstroke by the chef. The sincerity in cooking was quite evident in each of the dishes. We enjoyed every bite. Even the naans were soft and had been evenly baked.

Chulho, Harris Park
Mixed Vegetable

Chulho, Harris Park
Tawa Chicken

Chulho, Harris Park
Chicken Tandoori Sizzler

Chulho offers only lunch and dinner that include a variety of thalis too. These thalis are a platter of rice, naan and an assortment of dishes. None of the items on their menu trespass the $20 mark.

To sum up the Chulho experience, I would say the restaurant is all about tasty Nepalese food and tempting Indian cuisine with a Nepalese twist. Adhering to the fundamentals of conventional recipes, it is undoubtedly here to stay, seduce and satiate hungry palates with its scrummy treats.
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Why? Nepalese and Indian Food
When: 11:00am - 22:00pm
Phone: (02) 8677 5222
Where: 70 Wigram St, Harris Park, NSW
Cost: $3 to $20 per dish
Your Comment
The naans look lovely and crispy.
by Bastion Harrison (score: 4|12626) 1733 days ago
The dishes look so nice.
by RC (score: 3|1221) 1733 days ago
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