The much-awaited annual Punjabi Food Festival ‘Happy Singh Da Dhaba’ unfolds at Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu bringing the bold flavours of Punjabi cuisine back
If you are a foodie who loves hearty, robust and bold flavours of the Punjabi cuisine then it’s time to head to Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu. The hotel is organizing its annual Punjabi Food Festival, ‘Happy Singh Da Dhaba’ from September 18 to 30 between 7:00 and 10:45 pm. Inspired from traditional eateries–particularly highway eateries–and their most relished dishes, this food festival presents culinary secrets from the heartlands of Punjab.
Punjabi Cuisine is one of the most distinct and popular Indian cuisines and comes from the region of Punjab situated partially in India and part in Pakistan. It offers a vast variety of delectable and exotic vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are prepared with varied traditional culinary styles, particularly the tandoori style.
Soaltee Crowne Plaza always brings authentic flavours and tastes in their food festivals and has invited Chef Diwan Singh and Chef Sandeep all the way from Amritsar. They said, “Most people have the misconception that Punjabi foods are extremely spicy and we are here to prove them wrong. Although sharp in taste, Punjabi cuisine is not actually hot. The masalas and spices make it seem pungent but it doesn’t really have chillies added to it.”
According to Executive Chef Yuba Raj Pokhrel, “Bringing authentic cooking style and taste through this fest, you will get an opportunity to savour Punjabi cuisine to your heart’s content. Uses of spices like cinnamon, garam masala and the likes are also quite similar to the Nepali cooking style making Punjabi cuisine quite famous in Nepal. The use of fresh ingredients also adds flavours to the dishes making it a treat for the taste buds. Cooked in earthenware, these dishes have a special taste to them and really live up to the hype of Punjabi cuisine.”
“A signature festival continued for about 8-9 years, Happy Singh Da Dhaba brings a variety of many Dhaba inspired food items and traditional Punjabi cuisine at an affordable price. The kitchen settings and the ambience is mimicked to a typical dhaba, giving it a more authentic feel. Every year, we invite different chefs from Punjab for this fest to bring different tastes to the table.”, said Kedar Pandey, the Food and Beverage Manager.
The special menu has a selection of mouth-watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian signature dishes all inspired from the highway dhabas of Punjab.
This is an event for Kathmandu foodies and guests to experience the rich, robust and hearty flavours of Punjab from an array of delectable and delicious choice dishes inspired by the local delights of Punjab for Rs 1950++ per person.