Many of our guests at the Ash Street Inn here in Manchester, NH are quite surprised to find out that even Manchester has international food – much less great international food. If you love Asian food, we have many great restaurants to choose from but three really stand out as favorites of our guests.
For Indian food, the India Palace, at 573 South Willow Street, gets rave reviews from everyone. Set in what looks like an office building along South Willow Street, the outside looks just a bit odd for a restaurant. But once you are inside, the setting and decoration, not to mention the aroma, makes you forget where you are. They have a varied menu from chicken to lamb to seafood to vegetarian to tandoori specialties. All the ingredients are fresh and every thing is prepared on site. Our guests love it and rate it highly.
For Thai food, Lakorn Thai, at 470 South Main Street on Manchester’s West Side, gets four stars from all our guests. Set in a small, unassuming strip mall, Lakorn Thai is all about the food. No fancy decorations – just great Thai food. All of the dishes are authentic to the cuisine and can be ordered in your choice of spiciness. We’ve been told to be careful how spicy you request because they will give you exactly what you ordered! Simple surroundings, fantastic food and great prices have our guests going back for more!
Love Asian food and want a real treat? Manchester is home to one of very few restaurants that feature authentic Nepali cuisine. Café Momo, at 1065 Hanover Street, is a real gem. Darlene is not a real fan of Asian food but we did visit Café Momo shortly after they opened and it was great! We started with momos, which are small filled dumplings, and they were moist and sweet. Darlene, who is also not much of a drinker but love cucumbers, tried the cucumber cooler which is lime juice, cucumbers and rice wine wants me to warn you that rice wine has a kick to it! From there it was just a wonderful journey through to dessert where I ordered the rice pudding which was simple, and decadent, at the same time. Both Darlene and I, and dozens of our guests, will assure you that Café Momo is a real find. Lots of citrus, yoghurt and fresh fruits in amazing combinations.
In future posts we’ll talk about some of the other international restaurants that have sprung up in Manchester as the Queen city has grown and matured!