What Can You Not Eat in Nepal?


What can you not eat in Nepal? :- Visiting Nepal has its own fun and achievements. However, the entire journey could be disturbed by simple negligence and carelessness in health. The first thing you should be aware of in your voyage is the type of food you are eating.

The wonderfully displayed delicacy of the street vendors is enticing enough to pull you there, at least for a single slice. But not in many instances, this is one of the numerous reasons why foreigners become ill during their stay in Nepal.

Local foods are for the most part safer than foreign food, as their preparation is a daily habit for local people. In Nepal, dishes, for example, dal bhat are cooked in high heat, destroying any germs.

You shouldn’t try to eat freshly cooked hot meals. Vegetarian food is usually better since it limits the risk of dreadful microorganisms from half-cooked meat.


Probiotics, for example, yogurt, gundruk (local fermented spinach), fermented achar (pickle), kimchi (can discover in Korean cafés and Bhatbhateni Supermarket), and kombucha (available to be purchased) help to develop beneficial gut flora – giving you a superior possibility of beating the awful bugs.

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Where to eat in Nepal?

In Nepal, perhaps one of the safest places to eat is there where there is a high turnover.  Most of the foods of this place have fresher produce, which implies the offered food is nutritious and without germ.

Eat at standard cafés and hotels. In spite of the fact that the food offered in these spots are generally costly, the quality of the food is a lot of sound.

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What can you not eat in Nepal?

Food is one of Nepal’s numerous attractions, yet diving into whatever is shown can be a bit of a concern. You should know what to eat, where to eat, and what to not eat in Nepal, on the grounds that there are such countless things that you shouldn’t attempt despite the mouth-watering outlook.

20 Nepali Foods, Dishes & Recipes That Are Bad For Your Health

Here are some of the foods that you cannot eat during your stay in Nepal.

1) Avoid salad: It is ideal to not consume any raw fresh produce that you haven’t cooked yourself. This incorporates small cucumber/carrot salad eaten with dal bhat, salad burgers, dairy products and fruit-containing beverages. This salad might be potentially stacked with bacteria and parasites

2) Avoid desserts and sweets food: Cold food, for example, sweets and bread, are not appropriate to eat since they may have flies land on it.

3) Avoid ice and beverages:


Avoid ice and drinks that do not come in a bottle or have not recently been boiled. There are a number of explanations for this. To begin with, the ice might be contaminated with dirty water, as well as drinking glasses that have been rinsed with filthy water and afterward not appropriately dried.


Second, drinks such as lassi made in a blender can have bacteria from a mixer that may not be regularly washed. It is ideal to adhere to drinks like a sprite, coke, freshly boiled tea, and a bottle of your own water.

4) Avoid eating fruit that is not washed properly. It may contains dirt which is very harmful for the health.

5) Avoid tap water. When you go out into rural areas, take water purification tablets/liquid. While locals may drink “jungle water” well, it is advisable not to take the chance, particularly when you are treking once in a lifetime!

It is advisable to use chlorine to ensure that the water is clean to drink or to boil it myself. Chlorine-sterilized water is not tasty, yet for sound health, it is safer. Be sure the top has not been manipulated when purchasing bottled water, as there are a minority of water vendors who fill void containers with faucet water.

6) Avoid Bitten Rice: It is like rolled oats, a flattened rice. The foremost issue with eating bitten rice is that it has been touched by numerous unwashed palms, along with rats, rodents, and so on.

It is not completely cooked and is not even warmed up often. In any case, regardless of whether it is heated up, you may discover the oil it was warmed in is old and smelling amusing.

7) All Street Food: Be very vigilant about eating out of portable trucks and in areas without running water. With dogs and dust defiling the dishes and tableware much more, the dishes are cleaned on the ground. In addition, without detergent and with dirty water, the dishes were ‘washed’.

8) Avoid Buffets: Buffets and foods cooked in advance are hazardous. There is also cross contamination from the spoons that are kept on the messy counter, workers may not wash their hands properly, not being cooked adequately hot and left out excessively long, bugs are put back on a plate or dropped food and served to visitors.

9) Avoid Buff Mo:mo  at open stall restaurants: They are just very acceptable on the off chance that they are hot and directly out of the steamer and from an occupied, grounded restaurant. Else it might broke your teeth since the meat is brimming with bones and grizzle.

Famous food to eat in Nepal

After reading this, you may be curious about famous food to eat in Nepal while travelling too: Some of them are:

1) Daal Bhat Tarkari: Daal bhat tarkari is a regular meal for Nepalese people across the world. Daal is a soup made from lentils and spices that is eaten with boiled grains referred to as Bhat. Tarkari is a curry-a mixture of various vegetables seasoned with spices and curry powder.

2) Momo: Momo is a kind of dumpling that is made from dough normally loaded with minced meat-buffalo, chicken, and pork-and vegetables as well.

3) Chatamari: Chatamari is a Newari food item that is additionally a kind of appetizer. It’s like a pizza.

4) Dheedo: Dheedo is a sugar-free dish comprised of either wheat or maize. Food is rich in nutrients and also satisfies taste buds. It’s normally eaten with Gundrook soup.

5) Aloo Tama: Aloo Tama is a kind of unique curry that is extremely famous among Nepalese. It has a special kind of sour taste and is added with various ingredients.

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Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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