Tanka Sapkota or, as he prefers to be known when talking about Italy, Giovanni, is known for Come Prima and Forno D'Oro. What many Lisboners don't know is that, since 2011, the chef has a Nepalese food restaurant near the Gulbenkian museum, where he handles tradition very respectfully. The samosa dough is hand-rolled, spices are locally ground, and bread is baked in a traditional coal oven. Also: ingredients are all seasonal, fresh and handpicked – you can tell that particularly in vegetarian courses.
Time Out tips:
– One of the good vegetarian options is malahi paneer, with cheese and spices.
– Trust us, any of their dishes with (Portuguese sourced) lamb is great.
– Thali Vanchaa Ghar. That might sound like a command, but it's actually a Nepalese tasting menu for two.
|Venue name:||Casa Nepalesa||Contact:|
Avenida Elias Garcia, 172 A
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun noon-3pm & 7pm-11.30pm|
|Price:||Up to €30|