This is a straight up plug for the restaurant Flavors of India in North Olmsted. I have a special spot in my heart for this restaurant because of the story behind the people who own it. It was recently bought by a kind and hard working Nepalese family who came to Cleveland a few years ago as relocated Nepalese refugees. The restaurant was originally an Indian restaurant (as you can see by the name) but they’ve slowly introduced Himalayan and Nepalese food to the menu. I’m fascinated by Nepalese food because it seems to be a combination of Indian and Chinese food. The dishes look familiar to me but taste completely different! For example, the dishes pictured above would look like beef noodle soup and dumplings to any Chinese person.. but when you bite in you actually taste curry and spices =) They are lamb thukpa (noodles with lamb meat and vegetables cooked in traditional Tibetan style) and Chicken momo (minced chicken mixed with Nepali spices and steamed inside the flour dough served with Nepali achar and soup). If you go as a big group I would highly recommend getting one of the combination dinners. Newari thali includes drinks, starters of grilled lamb, 3 small dishes of different curried meats with rice and naan, and desserts of rice pudding or gajar halwa (amazing, amazing sweet carrot dessert). Please go and support my friends!
Flavors of India
26703 Brookpark Rd Ext
North Olmsted, OH 44070
(Lunchtime is usually an Indian buffet, so ask for the Nepalese menu)