By Rajesh Siddarth
They say “God lies in the details”. We experienced same ethos with “The Everest Kitchen”. A newly opened eating joint at Rajbagh that proudly echoes the cultural ethnicity of Tibet. Their menu is designed around oriental cuisines but with pure authenticity at its core. It offers a multisensory experience wherein every bite transports us to mountain deserts like Ladakh or Spiti.
The dishes aren’t just mouth-watering but also reflect the love & care with which they have been prepared for the guests. I found their menu offering great with variety for food connoisseurs to choose from depending upon their mood & appetite. Everest kitchen offers something for everyone. Are you a couple looking to have quiet time in the evening over a wonton soup with some quick starters ( like a chicken saute or dry veg manchurian) then it’s a place for you. Are you a family who is looking to bond over lunch with many different palettes ( Mutton momos or chicken schezwan rice or just simple shakes) then it’s a place for you. The art & science of cooking is heightened by the use of exotic ingredients like thyme, rosemary, thai garlic & basil leaves!
The symbolic red color forms the core theme for interiors with earthy wood rafters on the ceiling. The walls are adorned with big Chinese fans accentuated by the muted lighting around. The outside sitting area offers breath-taking mountain views with Shankar Acharya temple on the top.
Team KC strongly recommends Veg Hunan Noodles and Mutton Momos as they are chef’s favourite here too.
Everest Kitchen, Next To Samci Rajbagh, Srinagar
SOURCE: Rajesh Siddarth