A blend of Indian and Tibetan influences, Nepalese cuisine is simple, subtle and satisfying. Lentils and rice form the base of most Nepalese meals, with herbs, vegetables and meats adding a mix of fresh and smoky flavours. Meat is often marinated, grilled and served in skewer form, a la lamb sekuwa or goat with achar and rice flakes. Thukpa is a hearty chicken noodle soup that hails from the northern Himalayan region, while momo (dumplings) are a hands-down Nepalese favourite, served as an entree or main.