Across the world, culinary delights play a vital role in shaping the ethos of every culture. Far more than a mere word, food carries an emotive power that goes beyond geographical boundaries. Rooted within its flavours, spices, time-honoured recipes, and ties to cultural and religious practices, lies a window into a nation's captivating heritage. When it comes to culinary experiences, one cuisine that stands out is the vibrant Nepalese fare. Renowned globally for its rich diversity, unique fusions, and irresistible tastes, the cuisine has left a mark across the globe. Now, Nepali cuisine, a fusion of vibrant flavours and cultural heritage, has found its home in the midst of the Canadian Rockies.
Aama Nepalese is one of the best places to eat Nepali food in Cochrane, Alberta where the flavours fly you away to the Himalayan foothills. Each dish here shares the story of tradition, community, and a love for exceptional tastes. With aromatic spices and detailed preparation, our local Nepali eatery brings Nepal's culinary magic to Alberta's heart. Join us in uncovering the rich heritage of Nepali cuisine right here in Cochrane—a true treat for food lovers and cultural explorers.
Why Is Nepalese Cuisine So Popular?
Nepali cuisine is universally recognized due to its diversity and fusion among various cultures, unique dishes, and authentic flavours. Nepali cuisine is a blend of tastes from different parts of the world including India, Tibet, and China. With iconic offerings such as “dal bhat,” “momos,” and “sel roti,” Nepali food displays both simplicity and contrast.
As Nepal gains global recognition, its cuisine follows suit, becoming a cherished part of the global food scene. The use of locally sourced ingredients and a growing appreciation for its rich heritage further contribute to Nepali food's widespread honour.
About Aama Nepalese Cuisine
At Aama Nepalese Cuisine, we hold the belief that genuine cuisine serves as a genuine reflection of a nation's heritage and past. In the heart of Cochrane, Alberta, this elegant location offers a welcoming and cosy atmosphere, ensuring that the time enjoyed here with loved ones is genuinely rewarding. Our team is committed to ensuring that your evening is brimming with sweet recollections. Indulging at Aama Nepalese Cuisines will surely imprint our presence in your dreams! Our offerings of fresh, flavoured dishes will immerse you in the world of taste, satisfaction, and joy in life.
Must-Try Nepali Delicacies at Aama
Indulge your taste buds with the irresistible delights of Nepal at Aama Nepalese Cuisine. Here is a list of our must-try dishes that would leave you wanting more:
Sharables And Small Bites
Dive into the rich, House Dry Aged Sukuti – Yak, followed by zesty chilli and roasted soybean pickle, balanced with the crunch of flaked rice.
For a mouthwatering experience, savour the Choila – Chicken, its chargrilled perfection enhanced by tomato sauce marinade and roasted soybean pickle.
The delights of Sekuwa, with chargrilled goodness followed by daikon slaw and a side of flaked rice, perfectly paired with our house chutney.
Journey to Eastern Nepal with the hearty Sargemba – a flavorful pork sausage balanced by tangy tomato sauce and served with our house bread.
Delight in the tender Braised Pork Belly, infused with ginger and lemongrass sauce, paired with a warm potato salad that complements its richness.
Experience the Lamb Ribs – Braised, with black sesame pickle powder and served with our house chutney, creating a balance of flavours.
Lastly, for a plant-based option, try the Aaloo (Potato) Chilli, a delightful blend of flavours that's vegan, dairy-free, and nut-free, showcasing AAMA's dedication to diverse tastes.
Soups And Salads
Enjoy the comforting Nepali noodle soup, Thukpa – Chicken, or its vegetarian counterpart, Thukpa – Veg-Tofu, both dressed with shredded vegetables, mushrooms, and broccoli. Dive into the cultural essence of the Himalayas with Shyakpa, a hearty stew featuring yak meat, Yukon gold potatoes, carrots, and celery, lovingly crafted by "Sherpas." Our Beetroot Salad is a blend of roasted beets, artisan greens, goat cheese, and Mango-turmeric dressing.
Indulge in Chicken Chowmein, a combo of shredded chicken, noodles, vegetables, and zesty chilli coriander sauce. Our Tofu Vegetable Chowmein presents a vegetarian alternative, while Chicken Fried Rice is a blend of chicken, assorted vegetables, and chilli sauce. The delicious Tofu Vegetable Fried Rice offers a mushroom-infused twist. Seafood lovers will relish the Pan Seared Salmon paired with black-eyed bean cassoulet and crisp Pok choy, delivering a satisfying culinary journey.
Delight in the mouthwatering experience of our Nepali-spiced slow Braised Leg of Lamb served with buttered whipped potato and winter vegetables. Indulge in the iconic AAMA's Butter Chicken, paired with buttered rice and flatbread for a flavoursome experience.
Our popular Momos are made with Aama's traditional Momo Sauce, tandoori with a smoky masala coating, and Chili Momos tossed in house-made sauce.
Explore Yak momo dishes in steamed, Jhol, Tandoori, and Chilli options for a unique twist. Enjoy classic comforts with Chicken, Pork, Goat, and Veg momo options in steamed, Jhol, Tandoori, and Chilli variations.
Enjoy the flavourful Sticky Toffee Pudding with vanilla ice cream and toffee sauce. Savour the traditional delight of Kheer, a velvety Rice Pudding garnished with sweets. Experience the exotic blend of Coconut Rasmalai, and relish the Lava Cake paired with vanilla ice cream.
These desserts will perfectly round off your lunch experience.
Sharables And Small Bites
Embark on your culinary journey with Tarua, delectable Eastern Nepali veggie fritters, seasoned with our unique spice rub and served with our house Aachar for a tangy burst.
Delve into the Vegetable Spring Roll, a blend of textures and tastes, completed by our house chutney and refreshing daikon slaw.
Indulge in our Roast Eggplant with smashed avocado and Aama's spiced tomato sauce, served with soft flatbread for a truly special delight.
Experience our signature Sukuti, featuring house-dry aged meat infused with chilli, served with roasted soybean pickle and delicate flaked rice.
Explore the art of SEKUWA, as tender goat meat is charcoal-grilled to perfection, followed by slaw, flaked rice, and our roasted soybean pickle and house chutney.
Our delightful Braised Pork Belly, adorned with a ginger and lemongrass sauce, is accompanied by a warm potato salad that offers a comforting contrast.
Not to forget our amazing Lamb Ribs – Braised, showcasing a blend of flavours adorned by the touch of black sesame pickle powder and our house chutney.
Soups And Salads
Explore the Thukpa – Chicken, a noodle soup with tender chicken, vegetables, mushrooms, and broccoli. For vegetarians, the Thukpa – Veg-Tofu offers a comforting base with vegetables, mushrooms, and fresh broccoli.
Explore Himalayan tradition with Shyakpa, a stew of Yak Meat, potatoes, carrots, and celery, paired with satisfying flatbread.
Experience the goodness with our Beetroot Salad – roasted beets, artisan greens, goat cheese, and zesty Mango-turmeric dressing, a blend of textures and flavours.
Delight in the essence of Nepal with our Nepali Thali, a dine-in delight for two. Enjoy buttered Basmati rice, lentils, and seasonal vegetable curry, paired with tangy house pickle and refreshing yoghurt. Choose from tender Goat, rich Mutton, flavorful Chicken, or satisfying Vegetarian options for a complete experience.
Experience the tender Nepali-spiced Leg of Lamb with velvety whipped potato and winter veggies. Our iconic AAMA's Butter Chicken pairs with fragrant buttered rice and flatbread. Delight in Braised Yak Short Ribs and smoky Poleko Aloo, followed by Pan Seared Salmon with black-eyed bean cassoulet and crisp Pok choy is sure to leave you craving more.
Experience our street food delights available all day, seamlessly transitioning from our lunch to dinner menu. Indulge in a diverse range of flavours, including chicken, yak, goat, pork, and vegetable momos, expertly crafted in steamed, Jhol, Tandoori, and Chilli styles, ensuring a culinary adventure that satisfies your cravings from dawn till dusk.
Why Dining At Aama Is A Different Experience?
AAMA Nepalese Cuisine is recognised as one of the best places to eat in Cochrane, seamlessly blending authentic Nepali flavours with innovative culinary flair. Our menu, a tribute to Nepal's rich heritage, offers a fusion of traditional and contemporary tastes.
Through locally sourced ingredients, sustainable practices, and dedication, AAMA stands distinct, offering an unrivalled Nepalese dining Experience. Explore the excellence, and tradition, at AAMA.