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Nepalese continues to be a big deal in Jackson Heights, and there are a half-dozen cafés with an emphasis on various combos of Himalayan cuisines within the confines of the neighborhood. Lali Guras (“rhododendrons,” the national symbol) is a truck stop of a place, picturesque and delicious. There are momos, of course, but also a dense and dark mutton curry, and sel roti—a giant pretzel of deep-fried rice pretending to be a flatbread. Those who love meals on stainless steel trays will especially appreciate the goat thali. Note: There are only two booths, so be prepared to share a table and order broadly. 37-63 76th Street, Queens, 718-424-0017 (11372)