Nepal-themed food truck opens in Lubbock

Lubbock, Texas – Lubbock’s restaurant scene recently welcomed a new addition specializing in international cuisine. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Prabesh KC, has introduced Lubbock to the unique flavors of Nepal through his recently launched food truck, Lubbock Street Eats.

Mr. KC, a native of Nepal, identified a gap in Lubbock’s culinary offerings – while Indian cuisine was well-represented, Nepalese food remained unavailable. Driven by a desire to share his heritage, Mr. KC established Lubbock Street Eats in February 2024.


The menu features two staples of Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine: Keema Noodles and Momos. Keema Noodles, a savory dish, combines noodles with ground meat, onions, peanuts, and a flavorful soy chili sauce, finished with a garnish of green onions.

Momos, the national dumpling of Nepal, are prepared with ground meat, onions, coriander, and spices encased in a flour dough. These versatile dumplings are available steamed, fried, or as a combination of both, and are accompanied by dipping sauces and a comforting side soup. As you can imagine, Nepalese food is not exactly common in Texas.

Nepali cuisine is relatively rare in the United States due to a combination of factors. One primary reason is limited awareness among Americans, as Nepali food is less well-known compared to more prevalent Asian cuisines, such as Indian or Chinese. Additionally, cultural differences, including unique concepts like “jutho” and a focus on vegetarian options, may make Nepali cuisine less accessible to the American palate.