Man Tang Hong Hot Pot – Marvelous Chinese Food in Kathmandu, Nepal

By Mark Wiens 10 Comments
Man Tang Hong Hot Pot restaurant in Kathmandu, Nepal
Man Tang Hong Hot Pot restaurant in Kathmandu, Nepal

Indian food is one of my favorite cuisines in the world.

But I’ll admit, after devouring as much as I could for 2 months straight, from Kolkata street food to north Indian curries in Delhi, when we flew to Kathmandu, Nepal, we were ready for some Chinese food (after all, I’m half Chinese).

Having met up with good friends Marv and Jo from Intrepid Motion, they recommended a Chinese restaurant near Thamel street in Kathmandu known as Man Tang Hong Hot Pot.

Mapo tofu
Mapo tofu

As soon as I walked into the restaurant I felt right at home, like I was in China.

The good ol’ atmosphere type of restaurant where people come to stuff themselves with huge meals, the meals that make you sweat while you’re eating (even though it was cold outside)!

At Man Tang Hong Hot Pot they serve Sichuan style hot pots, but also a full menu of stir fried dishes.

I first order a plate of mapo tofu, a plate of silky soft tofu glistening in red chili oil with minced pork and green onions. With hot steamed rice, it was sensational.

Greens with ginger and garlic
Greens with ginger and garlic

Next we ordered stir fried greens, kind of like a water spinach.

It was steamed, piled with diced ginger and garlic, and in a soy sauce based dressing that was extremely fragrant with toasted sesame oil. Another winner.

Chicken in chilies
Chicken in chilies

Lastly we ordered a free range chicken sliced into bite sized pieces, swimming in dried and fresh chillies, and topped with onions, toasted peanuts, and sesame seeds.

I’ll admit, I do enjoy slightly chewy, free range, freshly slaughtered chicken – you feel like you’re eating poultry that’s natural with some good texture to it. This chicken was all that and more.

The combination of fresh ingredients and the chili oil made it outstanding.

Man Tang Hong Hot Pot restaurant
Man Tang Hong Hot Pot restaurant

I loved the food at Man Tang Hong Hot Pot restaurant so much that throughout our few weeks stay in Kathmandu we ate here maybe five or six times. And after every meal, we were left stuffed and utterly satisfied, warm bellies packed full of marvelous spicy Chinese food!

Man Tang Hong Hot Pot – Kathmandu, Nepal

The restaurant is located along Amrit Marg, the street parallel to Thamel street. Here’s the map so you can find it easier:

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  • High Rated Gabru

    3 years ago

    Great place to visit. Thanks for the info.

  • amina

    6 years ago

    hey mark.i have almost watched your all travel i start to follow your blog are extremely awesome.i want to be a travel blogger.Would you please give me some information and guideline to create a blog.

  • Prasanna Poudel

    7 years ago

    Mark i am also a food lover . i have watched your every single video . The best was the sushi resturant in phuket . I would like to suggest you to visit nepal and make more food video .specially visit chitwan and pokhara and inner roads of kathmandu ,lalitpur and bhaktapur

  • Sangita

    8 years ago

    I am from Nepal and i follow your youtube channel and watch all your videos. Being nepali and staying at thamel, i have never been to this place but today i went there. And food was soooo goodddd. Thank you for the recommendation. ????

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Sangita, awesome to hear from you, glad this restaurant is still very good!

  • Peter Widman

    10 years ago

    I will go to Nepal on the 13th of october and will stay There for 2 months. Food and good drinks is my favorite life subjects, and your blog and this article will guide me to nice places. Thanks!
    /Peter from Sweden

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Hey Peter, great to hear you’ll be going to Nepal soon. Hope you have a wonderful trip!

  • Iza

    10 years ago

    hi mark,

    I love chinese food just as much, we have a chinese resto at almost every street corner here in the Philippines. Great article, Katmandu is now on my travel list.