New Openings: Hakka Khazana
Hakka Khazana is a new restaurant offering Nepalese, Indian and Chinese Hakka cuisine located in a plaza on Twain Ave. off of Mavis between Derry and the 407.
The restaurant formerly known as Soaltee Restaurant has reopened under a new name with an elaborated Nepali section which includes a number of Nepali appetizers, main dishes and sides in addition to their signature momos (steamed dumplings filled with garlic and chicken or vegetables and served with a thick, spicy dipping sauce).
The restaurant doors are open but the new menu won't be available until the grand opening scheduled for March 19, 2016.
What We Recommend: The chicken momos. They’re relatively basic in terms of appearance and ingredients, but they’re authentically Nepali (although some believe the dish originated in Tibet) and they’re garlicky enough to keep everyone away from you for days. The solitude is worth it.
Menu: The menu is divided into three sections (Hakka Chinese, Indian and Nepali) and it's fairly extensive offering everything from Manchurian and Szechuan style dishes to Tandoori and Tikka dishes. The Nepali menu now includes a number of appetizers such as hans ko choyela (pieces of duck marinated in Nepali spices), kukhura ko sekuwa/bhutuwa (Nepali grilled or stir fried chicken), poley ko pakhyeta (Nepali style chicken wings). The Nepali mains include jhaneko daal (Nepali seasoned lentil dish), kahsi ko massu (Nepali style goat dish) and more. You will also find everything from Manchurian and Szechuan style dishes to tandoori and tikka dishes including meat, fish, and vegetarian options.
What’s Up and Coming? Grand opening March 19th, 2016.
Type of Restaurant: Full service, quick service, fast food