Thiensville — Nepalese restaurant The Cheel in Thiensville was chosen as one of seven destination restaurants in Wisconsin worth the drive by Travel Wisconsin.
“I would like to thank our team, our customers, our families and TravelWisconsin.com for recognizing all of our hard work and drive to introduce Wisconsin to new and fresh culinary experiences from our kitchen,” said Barkha Limbu Daily, owner and the executive chef at The Cheel, 105 S. Main St.
She said the praise and recognition pushes the restaurant to introduce more dishes she learned growing up. Some dishes she rediscovered when visiting Nepal last month, Daily added.
In the posting on TravelWisconsin.com, the food at the Cheel is praised as "authentic and unusual for Milwaukee, with its mixing of Himalayan and Rocky Mountain traditions." With vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, the posting states you shouldn't miss out, especially on the dipping sauces.
Some of the dishes offered include Lakhamari, a Nepalese sweet fried bread, Yamari, a Nepalese desert filled with molasses (gluten-free), Bhuttaan, a Bible and Honey Sauteed tripe, and Shapaley, a Tibetan meat and/or veggie pie. Two salads, Lahpet Thoke, a Burmese fermented tea leaf salad, Gin Thoke, a Burmese ginger and peanut salad, were also mentioned in a news release.
One of the things that sets The Cheel apart from other restaurants are the spices used. The release states people want an "all-out culinary adventure that excites and delights the taste buds." The release said the Cheel also credits a revival in the spice industry for making this possible.
"It's a great honor and we look forward to serving our devoted regulars and new customers alike," the release reads regarding the recognition.
Since opening in 2014, The Cheel has won 20 statewide awards. Most recently, Barkha Limbu Daily was Wisconsin's finalist for the Cornerstone Humanitarian award from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation for the 2016 Restaurant Neighbor Awards.