Category Archives: Nepali food

Nepali food

Gundruk: an essential food staple and flavor in Nepali cooking

Over the past several months I have been slowly exploring Nepali food and cooking with rare items from our local supplier of foodstuffs from Nepal, Friendly Market on S. 7th St. in South Philly (see here for my 2014 introduction … Continue reading

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Nepal-style black lentil soup

In my previous home town of Madison, Wisconsin, we had a surprising number of Nepali restaurants per capita. That isn’t to say I understand “authentic” Nepali food better than anyone else, but at least there was some exposure to uniquely … Continue reading

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“Sichuan pepper” and some of its relatives

Last week I wrote about the growing trend of Northwestern Chinese food in Philadelphia and New York.  Another trend that I’ve noticed over the years, especially clear in places like Madison, Wisconsin, is the continually growing popularity of specialty Sichuan … Continue reading

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7th Street’s Friendly Market

A few days ago I gave a rough breakdown on the many markets on 7th Street.  I didn’t mean to leave out an important highlight on South 7th: the Friendly Market, a market with truly unusual food products.  The sign … Continue reading

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Markets of South Philly’s 7th Street

Among Philadelphia’s many hidden charms are its neighborhoods.  Some of those neighborhoods can transport you to other lands, complete with markets, restaurants, religious temples, and even street food–from sources that are commonplace in other countries.  Though long gone for France, … Continue reading

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