Nepali regional cuisine is a diverse blend of flavors and dishes that vary by region, but it is typically characterized by its use of spices, lentils, vegetables, and meats. One popular Nepali dish is momos, which are steamed or fried dumplings filled with vegetables or meat and served with a spicy dipping sauce. Another staple dish is dal bhat, which consists of lentil soup (dal) and rice (bhat) and is often served with various sides such as vegetables, pickles, and chutneys.