“I attempted Nepalese meals for the primary time at ‘one of the best’ London place for it and I’ll by no means be the identical once more.”

“I tried Nepalese food for the first time at ‘the best’ London place for it and I will never be the same again.”

One thing I love about the London food scene is the endless list of cuisines on offer. I could easily eat out every day for the rest of my life and will always find something new to try.

In my opinion, some of the best food I’ve tasted can be found in the most unexpected places, away from prying eyes and the tourist crowds. London is full of undiscovered treasures and I’ve made it my mission to try as many as possible in this lifetime.

On this occasion I found myself on a disappointing side street in Woolwich, home of the ‘Nepalese Curry Restaurant of the Year’ – Maya DD’s. The little shop on the corner of Angelsea Road couldn’t be further from what I was expecting and exudes a cool and unassuming aura.

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Maya has opted for a rather simple interior design(Image: MyLondon)

The London Curry Awards awarded them the crown at the end of June, making me curious about what it takes to be named best in the business. And when the word “curry” is mentioned, Nepalese cuisine is not usually the first thing that comes to mind.

Can’t say I knew much about the food scene in Nepal, but Maya DD’s provided the perfect opportunity to learn and experience authentic cooking right on my doorstep. The restaurant was empty when I arrived, as expected for a Friday lunchtime, leaving me completely free to enjoy my meal in peace.

Despite the quiet surroundings, a steady stream of JustEat and Deliveroo riders poured through the door during my time there, proving that Maya’s is a popular eatery—even in the middle of the day. I can’t say that the interior design of the restaurant was anything special as beige walls were combined with brown faux leather chairs and gray flooring.

I expected to find a written fairy tale in it(Image: MyLondon)

The salad was basically just chopped veggies(Image: MyLondon)

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The Thukpa could warm even the coldest of hearts(Image: MyLondon)

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