The restaurant may be located in a Queenslander house in inner-city Brisbane. But inside it evokes Nepal – and those in the know ask for the special menu
“How hot do you want the potato chilli?” asks the waiter. At Kathmandu Newa Chhe’n, a Nepalese restaurant in Brisbane, it comes mild, medium, and – ominously – “as hot as you like it”.
For the uninitiated, potato chilli (or chips chilli, as it’s also known) is a worthy competitor of poutine and the halal snack pack: potato chips fried to sticky decadence with a sweet-and-sour-like chilli sauce, and topped with onion, tomato, capsicum, garlic and coriander. Rarely seen on menus outside Nepal, it also comes in chicken, beef and buff (buffalo) versions. A better fried-carb snack might not exist.
Written by Brooke Maddison
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/oct/28/kathmandu-newa-chhen-brisbane-nepalese-restaurant-review under the title “Kathmandu Newa Chhe’n, Brisbane: Where the chips chilli comes as hot as you like”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.