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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

AD's Kitchen, Campsie

Nepalese buffet breakfast of puri, aloo matar, kala chana and kheer at AD's Kitchen in Ashfield

There’s nothing like seeing a batch of freshly cooked puri coming straight out of the kitchen. Puffed up like UFOs, these hollow and soft deep fried breads have slightly crisp edges and a speckled golden brown surface. They cook them all morning long on weekends at AD’s Kitchen, one of the few places offering a traditional Nepali breakfast in Sydney.

Self serve Nepalese buffet breakfast at AD's Kitchen in Ashfield

AD’s Kitchen started as a home-run catering service by Anjana Dhakal (AD) before blooming into a restaurant business. Swing by during weekends for their buffet breakfast, hugely popular with ex-pats seeking a sentimental taste of home.

All-you-can-eat Nepalese breakfast of puri, aloo matar, kala chana and kheer at AD's Kitchen in Ashfield
[Clockwise from front]: Kala chana dry curry, jeri deep-fried dough, puri breads and aloo matar potato and pea curry 
[Rear]: Kheer rice pudding and sweet chai tea 

Pay $15 at the register and you’ll be provided with a plastic plate to load up as often as you like at the self-serve buffet. That means limitless puri breads, aloo matar – a mild potato and pea curry – and kala chana, a dry curry of black gram beans that you can bling up with raw red onion and tiny green chillies that pack some serious heat.

On the sweet side, dig into kheer sweet rice pudding and bright orange swirls of syrup-soaked deep-fried dough called jeri, the Nepali version of Indian jelebi. A massive urn of strong and sweet chai tea will have you buzzing in no time.

Jeri wrapped in puri at the Nepalese breakfast buffet at AD's Kitchen in Ashfield
Jeri deep-fried dough wrapped in puri

Go from savoury to sweet or meander back and forth between both. It’s not uncommon to sandwich the stickily sweet jeri inside a puri and eat them together, like a Nepalese version of a desert taco.

Aloo matar potato and pea curry from the Nepalese breakfast buffet at AD's Kitchen in Ashfield
Aloo matar potato and pea curry 

Start with small serves of everything so you can figure out what you’d like for seconds. And thirds. Just make sure you follow the rules on the wall: “Take all you can eat. Eat all you take”.

Avoid the queues by arriving before 10am or after 1pm – the breakfast buffet finishes at 2pm. Still hungry? They also run a dinner buffet for $30 a head that includes unlimited momo dumplings.


AD's Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

AD's Kitchen
437 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 8542 5092
AD's Ashfield outlet has closed. It is now open only at
231 Beamish Street, Campsie
Tel: +61 (02) 9787 3953

This article first appeared in Time Out Sydney. Read this article online or read more of my Time Out Sydney reviews.

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