Nepalese cuisine combines the rich flavours of its own foods with those of other countries within South East Asia. Many dishes are relatively simple to create but the flavours on offer are complex and at times – mouthwatering. Rice is a staple of Nepalese cuisine and the dish Pulao is common throughout the country – in particular the vegetable variant which consists of fried rice and a mix of vegetables which are seasoned with cumin and turmeric. Momo dumplings are undoubtedly one of Nepal’s most well known dishes. They generally contain a vegetable or meat filling and are steamed or fried and come accompanied by a number of dips which could be anything from tomato based sauce dips to fermented vegetables which can be spicy with raw chilli and garlic. Don’t miss the Sel Roti which is perhaps one of the country’s most unique dishes. It looks a little like a cross between a doughnut and a bagel but they are actually made from rice flour. The flour is deep fried and worked into a circular shape and gives a crispy sweet outer surface which works perfectly as a snack and when dipped in yoghurt or served up alongside vegetables.