Gurkha soldiers have been awarded thirteen Victorian Crosses for their bravery.
Is it natural courage or something in the curry?
We strongly suspect that it’s all natural but we still wouldn’t mind giving Nepalese cuisine a thorough inspection.
Take up today’s Big Deal with the Gurkha Cafe on Cockburn Street and you too can taste what makes the Gurkhas tick.
Two course Indian & Nepalese meal
Specialising in Indian and Nepalese cooking, the Gurkha Cafe in Edinburgh city centre offers a wide range of tongue-tingling dishes.
Today’s Big Deal is for two people to each enjoy a starter, main course and glass of house wine. In addition, the deal includes a vegetarian side dish to share.
Diners can choose their meal from across the a la carte menu with the exception of tandoori main dishes and both seafood starters and mains. There will be a surcharge of £3 per dish on these dishes.
The Gurkha Cafe’s menu has lots of familiar faces on it. If you want a veggie pakora, garlic mushrooms, lamb sag or a good old chicken korma then they are all there.
The Nepalese dishes may be more of a surprise. Think of chicken lollypop starters: deep-fried chicken wings marinated in Nepalese spices or the mo: mo cha, chicken or veg dumplings which can be steamed or fried.
Nepalese main course classics like the bhuteko khasi, lamb cooked with green chilli, garlic and spring onion in a thick sauce, offer exciting options for anybody who wants a taste bud trek among the wilder parts of Nepalese cuisine.
Have it your way
There is no need to worry that dishes might be too spicy. Diners can request that the dishes are prepared mild, medium, hot or ‘Please can I have a glass of ice cubes’.