(Guest Blog) Yak & Yeti, Nepalese Restaurant & Take-away

Hello all, please welcome another new guest blogger to Eating Edinburgh, MamzelleLil is a Twitter friend and herself a food lover/blogger so I’m delighted that she’s contributing to mine, again hopefully the first of many! Nadine

Tucked away in Newington, the Yak and Yeti Nepalese restaurant would not be my first choice for a restaurant.  However, A, B and I had gotten a great deal from Groupon Edinburgh. At £6.50 a head (worth £17), it was a real bargain, so we just went for it.

After meeting for a drink in Reverie which, in passing, has nothing to do with the establishment I used to know years ago as ‘The Wine Glass’, A, B and I made our way to the Yak and Yeti next door where we had booked a table.

We were warmly welcomed and showed to our table, which happened to be in the centre of the restaurant.  It is quite a small place and reservation is strongly recommended.  Indeed, it was Friday night and the place was full.

We ordered a bottle of Nepalese beer each, which not only came in pint-size bottles but had quite a herby, pleasant taste.

Pakoras

For starters. A got some Pakoras, and B & I went for chicken Sekuwas.  A said she loved the Pakoras.  All came pretty quickly and nicely presented. I personally found the Sekuwas very good but a bit dry, however the little minty sauce accompanying them was delicious, shame there was not enough of it!  The flavours were lovely and delicate.  Overall not a bad starter.

Chicken Sekuwas

Having washed down our beers, we went for a bottle of red carbernet sauvignon, which was at a reasonable price on the menu.

For main A & B had gone for Lamb Sag and I had chosen the Gurkkhali Khasi.  We had also ordered some pilau rice and a Peswari Naan to share.  My Gurkkhali Khasi was very nice, the sauce was lovely, very delicate in flavours, but the lamb was a bit chewy.  However A & B were praising their Lamb Sag so much that I had to have a taste!  It was fabulous, a dish I would certainly order should I be going back there.

Lamb Sag

They let us finish our wine without rushing us out.  The staff were lovely, making sure all the way we did not need anything else, but still quite discreet.

When the bill came, since we had already paid our vouchers, we only had to pay for drinks, an overall of £27 only!  Normal prices are very reasonable too, with starters around £4-£5 and mains around £8-£9.

Gurkkhali Khasi

A good meal overall, a pleasant experience, certainly a good address in Newington!

Yak & Yeti, 13 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QR. 0131 667 9897

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