The Famous Tip Top Samosa in Kathmandu. One of the most consumed food items that every person in Kathmandu will never get tired of eating is Tip Top Samosa. Actually the name of the sweet shop where we can get what we call “ tip-top ko samosa” is Gautam Sweets but its famous all over Kathmandu as tip-top ko samosa. This eatery is located opposite to Bishal Bazaar inside narrow street. We can find varieties of other sweets including pani puri, and chat in this particular place.
Apparently originated from the Middle East, the samosa is, without a doubt, a symbol of India gastronomy, especially in term of snacks, and is spread all over the country, as also in neighboring countries. Nepal didn’t escape to the samosa invasion and this snack is easy to find in the small restaurants along Basantapur and Durbar Square.
You have to stand in the queue to pay first and also stand in the queue to get samosa’s on the plate because it’s usually crowded. And it’s worth waiting for. The samosas are big enough and even one piece can make your stomach full.The chutney which is given with samosa is the best. It adds so much taste in the samosa. I have seen people licking their fingers after eating samosa.
Its a must place to eat in terms of street food. You will get to eat hot samosa’s, kachauri, Jeri and other sweet dishes like rasbari,gulab jamun, rasmalai etc. The seats there are mostly packed and you have to stand and eat many times, and still, people enjoy eating while standing and having conversations with their friends and family.
It also has salty snacks like kachauris, nimki, potato chips to name a few. Whether you find a seat for yourself or not, you will definitely find a corner to stand and devour the delicious spicy snack with tangy tomato chutney.
Bazaar in New-road. The presence of the Tip Top tailor in the alley gave way to its name and from catering to the shopkeepers, tailors and the workers in the area to the people all over Kathmandu, the eatery has come up a long road. During its initial stage, there was no place for the people to sit and still the situation is like that, not because there is no place to sit but because the people like to indulge themselves in the taste of hot and spicy samosas as they stand on a corner.
Although it has increased its area from a small stall to a relatively larger café, there never seems to be enough places to sit for the number of customers it serves every day. It is more like a trend for the people to stand here while they eat because most of the time, you could find people standing in the courtyard or inside the café even when the chairs put there are free. Well, it is the way you eat Tip Top samosa.
If you have never been to Tip Top before, then you have missed an exciting way of munching on those delicious samosas and you are strictly recommended to visit the place at least one and one thing is for sure, Tip Top samosa is one thing that you will never forget.