At first glance, you wouldn’t think that Utah would be home to the diverse cuisines of Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal—but that’s what makes it fun to explore. For example, Everest Curry Kitchen (68 E. 10600 South, Sandy, 801-571-4015, everestcurrykitchenutah.com) has a menu that dovetails with traditional Indian dishes like tandoori chicken, tikka masala, and samosas, while offering some great flavors from Nepal. Don’t be misled by the nondescript storefront within a Sandy strip mall; Everest is a great place for traditional Indian food, but you’ll want to stick around for some flavorful Nepalese cuisine as well.
My first experience with Tibetan and Nepalese food came at the Living Traditions Festival, Utah’s annual celebration of the myriad cultures that call our state home. I spotted someone doling out these baseball-sized tufts of steamed dough with a little bit of crispy brown on top. Once I learned that