On my first few trips to Nepal i didn't struggle with the food. I ate anything they put in front of me. I am a big believer in eating local and the abundance of veg options made it easy for me to eat without to many problems.
As i became less of a tourist and started eating with my Nepali family... well the last few weeks i was there i was reduced to eating cheese balls, two minute noodles, eggs and nutella sandwiches. The more i saw how things where made, where ingredients came from and how it is prepared the less hungry i was!
I watched the news and saw a story on how local dairies have been mixing milk with other liquids in order to increase products. This was a bit gross but when i saw footage from inside the dairy, unhygienic doesn't even begin to explain.
I walk past those butchers with the meat sitting in the sun all day and then when i get home there is the meat sitting on the kitchen table. No refrigeration, no covering, no concerns about flies, no cleaning... No way i am eating that. And they cook everything, bones, stomach, head, it all goes in the pot and onto the plate.
Someone explain Gandruk to me. My understanding is you get some plants let them rot in the sun for a week or two then you put it in a jar, seal it up so it can get nice and moldy and then you feed it to your family?
Then i read this about Momos, i love momos. Bamboo, ferns, moldy plants, i am refusing to eat anything else that is considered a special Nepali dish!