The Soaltee Executive Chef offered to prepare a selection of vegan dishes for us to try with another delegate at the vegan festival, Derek Sarno, founder of Wicked Kitchen. It was interesting to have a pro vegan chef opinion, and compare it with our vegan food blogger opinion! Chef Vinay Singh started with momos, no day in Nepal should pass without eating these delightful Nepalese street food staples, that’s a rule, and The Soaltee vegan take on them really hit the spot. They looked good and they tasted even better. Next up, some lightly fried pea and potato cakes served with a trio of spicy chutneys, followed by a bamboo shoot clear soup and a flavourful potato curry. Each of the dishes were prepared expertly, with local ingredients and it was an honor to be invited to sample them. Our vegan tasting session ended with a divine carrot and pistachio halva which was excellent, enough sweetness to satisfy that craving for an end of meal sugar hit, but not too sweet like some halva that we’ve tasted before. Thank you to Mr Sharma and Ms Pratiksha from the executive management team at The Soaltee for their kind hospitality, and thank you to Executive Chef Vinay for his delicious Nepalese vegan cuisine.