Dine Outside Vancouver - Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen

I had visited Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen many years ago (under different management, it seems) and enjoyed their interesting menu and hospitality. The suggestion of the Himalayas conjures up thoughts of yak's milk and completely exotic dishes that we have never heard of but in reality, while unique the cuisine (as served in Vancouver) is not that far from some of the Indian food we know and love. Don't be afraid!
When we saw that GHR had prepared a Picnic 2 Go for DOV, we were all in. Gurkha is located on Davie Street where you can't miss them, beside the Shoppers Drug Mart. While we waited, we had a glass of water and enjoyed their outside patio. Then we gathered up 2 bags of picnic and walked down the hill to Sunset Beach, the perfect dining room.
There we took stock of our little feast which cost only $20 each for the two of us.
For appetizers, we chose one order of Chicken Momos and one order of Vegetarian Momos. While momos can be a pretty sturdy dumpling, we found these to be pleasantly chewy and with a tasty filling. The dips, of course, round out the experience, one being cilantro based, a sort of milder curry and one fairly spicy sauce.
We chose Chicken Noodles as one of our mains. There was a lot of this! Tasty saucy noodles and a decent amount of chicken and vegetables. This was not too spicy and seemed like an Asian leaning sauce which was rich and had some depth!
Next was the Chicken Curry. Again this was a generous portion with rice. I always whine about takeout butter chicken being all sauce but this was the opposite. There was a little bit of heat in this delicious curry and was great with Basmati rice.
One of these mains also came with lentils which always make me happy.
Finally 2 tasty and refreshing desserts. One was Coconut Rice Pudding which I could eat all day long. The other was Cheese Pistachio Lush. I had never heard of this before but apparently, it is a layered dessert based on a cheesecake? I'm not quite sure as its hard to Google a definition without ending up at a cosmetics store. The picnic came with a soft drink and we ended up with a lot left over for the next day.
They have a comfortable little dining room and lots of patio space at GHK where you can dine a little remote from the noise of Davie Street. This was our best of all 3 of our DOV experiences and highly recommend that you give it a try.
Food                 4 1/2 out of 5
Comfort            4 out of 5 (Well, Sunset Beach!)
Service             4 out of 5 
Value                4 1/2 out of 5  

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