Himalayan Heritage Restaurant is an Indian and Nepalese restaurant located at 2305 18th St NW in Adams Morgan. It is a really great place for a cold winter evening since the place is cozily decorated like a Himalayan mountain lodge. I have been to another Indian and Nepalese restaurant in DC, Laliguras, which was also good but Himalayan Heritage offers more Nepalese options. I started the meal with a mug of chhaang, a Nepalese and Tibetan rice beer that is literally the stuff of legend. It tastes a bit
like sake and legend has it that it is the favorite drink of Yetis, who raid villages in order to steal it. It also supposedly cures alcoholism, which is a counterintuitive quality for a beer. For my dinner, I had the dhindo thali. Dhindo is a Nepalese cornmeal porridge that is a bit like West African fufu in consistency. It is used to eat the food with your hands (it serves a similar function to Ethiopian injera). My thali came with goat curry, dal, spinach, and spicy pickled veggies. It was delicious and pretty spicy. I can take medium spice, but if you can’t handle spice at all, be wary. This is a great place to go for a unique dining experience in the heart of AdMo.