For those of you who are unaware, our beloved Yeti at HKV has closed down. Solely responsible for acquainting the south Delhi crowd with the magic of Tibetan, Nepalese and Himayalan cuisine, Yeti was one of the last reminders of the village in its old-world charm {we’re talking about four years ago}, before the crop of loud pubs took over. It will be dearly missed.

From climbing those multiple flights of stairs, to digging into the spicy bowls of goodness, here’s what LBB loved {and always will love} the original Yeti for.

Good Views

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Situated high up on the third floor, Yeti always made us feel on top of the world every time we entered. Add to that the large windows overlooking foliage, it almost felt like a hill station. The traditional attire of the servers only added to this pretty illusion.

Aloo

We’re not kidding. Yeti introduced us to Aloo Momos, which we devoured by the plate, in spite of being hardcore carnivores. Other potato dishes we always ordered included Aloo Sadeko, Aloo Ko Achar and Piro Aloo; each spicier than the previous one. These went super well with a crisp pint of beer.

The Complimentary Snackies

Not many places give you titbits to munch on before you order, other than maybe a few pieces of bread. Yeti however always cut straight to the chase with sometimes their spicy Bhuteko Channa {crunchy chickpeas doused in a melange of Yeti’s signature blend of spices} and sometimes Aloo Sadeko – we’ve all had different experiences!

Datchi

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Image courtesy: Riya Mitra/Zomato

If cheese makes your world go round, Datchi was possibly the centre of your universe – a large bowl full of molten cheese with a choice of meat or vegetables. The ultimate indulgence. Yeti took it a step further with the special Ema Datchi, a combination of chilli pepper and cheese-killer.

Good Vibes

Yeti always felt like a calm oasis amidst the chaos that went hand-in-hand with Hauz Khas. One of our favourite spots to visit when suffering from a hangover, the restaurant always managed to fill us with a sense of serenity. The crowd too was always on the quieter side, and conversations from another table never even disturbed our thoughts. The Tibetan prayer flags probably had a little something to do with it.

#LBBTip

Now that we’ve made you drool {and cry?}, it might be a good idea to book a table at the GK 2 N Block outlet, which, touch wood, still stands proud.

Where: M-20, M Block Market, Greater Kailash 2

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place

Contact: 011 41008884, 011 41657867

Price: INR 1,300 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12.30pm – 11pm