Mealtimes here are deliberate, mindful experiences. They are the polar opposite of American-style family meals, where everyone comes together and chats about their days. Meals are eaten quietly, often in silence. They are relaxing spaces to think and reflect internally, and to appreciate the meal you have been given. And there is always much to appreciate. We have eaten thukpa, a thick, creamy soup with noodles and vegetables, chickpea curry, daal with rice, purri, and rice bread with a verity of curries and sauces. Whatever the meal, it is delicious and unique, and it always demands one’s full attention.
– Dmitri Kiryk