Our Man Sietsema: ‘I’d Pick Mutton Any Day’


Leave to Sietsema to discover — and critique — a restaurant serving Nepalese and Japanese food in Sunnyside. We’ve often found that places featuring two or more disparate cuisines tend to do one well, and it sounds like Yeti of Hieizan is a good example of this.

The sushi is priced very low, which is great, but Sietsema deems it skippable anyway. Instead, he rather enjoyed the bar snacks, or samaya bajee, the fried chicken appetizer (kikhura tareko), the pork dumplings (momos), wheat noodle soups called thinduks, and a stir fried beef dish called sukuti.

But it doesn’t stop there:

There are a handful of entr馥s on Yeti’s menu that don’t belong to either cuisine. One is ma po bean curd, a Sichuan dish. Another is Korean bul-gogi, barbecued strips of marinated beef. And when we ordered Nepalese aalu roti ($7.95)謡hich should have been a potato-stuffed flatbread, a cousin of Indian alu paratha謡hat they brought us was a pajun, a bouncy Korean pancake made of potato and rice flour. And maybe it also constituted a clue as to what strange forces are behind this mysterious Yeti.

Oh, and our Sietsema word of the week: gloaming.

Yeti of Hieizan
43-16 Queens Boulevard
(718) 784-9384