Well, outside of Kathmandu there's Dahl, dahl or dahl plus Yak and/or corn bread. How does it compare to Sydney? It doesn't. Very basic. Nepal, last time I looked, was the sixth poorest country in the world and they lead an incredibly tough existence. You can get OK to good food in Kathmandu but you can also get food poisoning! Yes, take care, be ultra cautious and take plenty of medicine! almost 10 years ago
Outside of Kathmandu or Pokhara you're probably best to stick to freshly cooked local food, which is generally quite plain eg: dahl baht. Avoid any foods that may have been in contact with un-boiled water. Western style meals may be on offer but the recipes are often..um.. open to interpretation, so what you actually get on your plate may be a bit of a surprise.
Chicken meals are usually fine, as the chicken is often killed just for the meal (will cost more than Dahl baht). Yak can be tasty too.
In short, use your common sense, look at what others are eating & how it's prepared, and be careful with you own hygiene. almost 10 years ago