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Meeting with Ireland Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group and Nepalese Food Tasting

posted Feb 3, 2018, 2:52 PM by Nepal Ireland Society

3rd February 2018. Nepal Ireland Society and Nepal Tourism Board organized an event in Dublin as part of Experience Nepal campaign to showcase Nepal’s authentic food. The event was participated by Irish Members of Parliament Ms. Maureen O’Sullivan TD and Mr. Sean Crowe TD. The event was also attended by members of Nepal Ireland Society and representatives of various organisations based in Ireland.

At the event, Bhansa ghar, a local Nepalese restaurant served authentic Nepalese taste with Momo, Dalbhat Tarkari etc. It was very well received by the Irish Parliamentarians who were keen to know how the food is prepared. They showed interest in tasting more authentic Nepalese food in future.

Nepal Tourism Board, through its Experience Nepal campaign, is planning to market 20 authentic Nepalese food worldwide. The effort to globalize Nepalese cuisine is spearheaded by Nepal’s tourism pioneer Mr. Karna Sakya and his team, under the campaign named ‘Globalizing Nepalese Cuisine Campaign (GoNCC)’. The chief co-ordinator of the Experience Nepal campaign and the president of Nepal Ireland Society Mr. Deepesh Man Shakya said more food tasting events will be organized in in future in Ireland and rest of the world once the recipes for 20 Nepalese food are ready. GoNCC is currently working on the same and the recipes are expected to be ready for distribution worldwide in next few weeks.

At the event, a range of topics pertaining to mutual tourism promotion, trade and investment, collaborative humanitarian projects in Nepal, educational projects etc were discussed. The society’s General Secretary Mr. Gangaram Kandel welcomed the guests and society’s senior Vice-President Dr. Jane Fenlon and Vice-President Mr. Jivan Timalsina felicitated the parliamentarians with ‘khada’.

Also present at the event were Nepal Ireland Society Treasurer Mr. Prakash Mali, Executive Committee member Mr. Mike Winterburn, Nepal Ireland Society support committee member Dr. David Weakliam and Action Aid Ireland CEO Ms. Siobhan McGee among others.