Taking its name from the men of Nepal who serve as soldiers in the armies of Nepal, Britain and India, The Gurkha's Restaurant at Angas Street is a good place to experience the rarely seen Nepalese cuisine. Service can be a bit slow so expect to wait a while for your dishes but the wait should be worth it.
Seemingly making use of chicken that has been grilled before it is tossed in the sauce, the chicken in their Chilli Chicken was succulent with a charred flavour. The capsicum added a bit of extra texture and sweetness. The spiciness of the sauce was not too hot, making it suitable for most tastebuds.
Chilli Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
We liked that the potatoes and mushrooms in their Mushroom Potato Curry still had a bit of bite to them, and the peas complemented them well. Compared to the Chilli Chicken, the spiciness of the curry gravy is quite mild making it great for those not used to spicy foods.
Mushroom Potato Curry (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
While we thought the barramundi in their Fish Curry was not as fresh as we had hoped, they still were of a good size and easily flaked apart with a fork. The gravy did a good job of lifting the flavour of the fish without overwhelming its slightly sweet flavour.
Compared to the Fried Rice dishes we had eaten at Chinese restaurants, the texture of Gurkha's Fried Rice was a bit drier. It had the degree of charred flavour that we liked. The peas and carrots added a slightly sweet taste to the dish and the cashew nuts added a bit of crunch.
Fried Rice (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Great for soaking up the gravy in their curry dishes, their Flat Bread had a light and fluffy texture and its plain flavour was a good foil for their richer dishes. If you want something that is more flavoursome, the restaurant also offers Garlic Flat Bread and Cheese Flat Bread.
Flat Bread (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
From 11.30am to 2.30pm, Gurkha's Restaurant offers a lunch menu which features a selection of dishes from their main menu at a reduced price. We enjoyed 25% off our total bill by using our Entertainment Book voucher.
Love Nepalese food must try Gurkha's. The Hub Tandoor is also Nepalese. It's further South at Aberfoyle Park, not in, but next to The Hub Shopping Centre & behind Kentucki Fried Chicken. Wonderful food, good service & open kitchen.