Momo Tour

On the search for Tibetan dumplings in the winding streets of Kathmandu

by Jennifer Miller What do buffalo meat and Snickers bars have in common? They’re both fillings in beloved Nepali and Tibetan dumplings called momos. The dearth of Nepali restaurants in the US has kept the momo under the dumpling radar, but in Nepal it’s considered something of a national food. Traditionally made of thin flour pastry and filled with yak meat, the momo originated in …

The Bigfoot Project

NYC artist Bruno Levy introduces street art to Nepal

Boasting a variety of talent across multiple mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, music and video, Bruno Levy‘s work has been exhibited in some of the America’s most influential museums, from the Guggenheim to the SFMOMA. The Paris-born, NYC-based artist—newly fascinated by cross-cultural differences—recently spent five months living and working in Kathmandu, Nepal in an effort to bring beauty to a stark landscape foreign to Western …

Arniko Skateboards

by Laura Neilson Nepal seems like an unlikely source for skateboards inspired by the '70s surfing scene, but Arniko Skateboards shines a light on the Himalayan country's long-standing identity as region rich with traditional woodcarvers—an ideal production site for the socially-responsible brand with a global consumer base. Founded two years ago by Nepalese-born Marius Arniko Arter, Arniko Skateboards is a Swiss company that works with …