I still maintain to this day that the Thukpa at Chinatown in Goa is the best i've ever had. No matter how many time's i've tried it in Nepal, North India, it never comes close to the depth of flavour there.
Norling was recommended to us by the bartender at CAFE WITH NO NAME, and she begged us to go there during our week stay in Kathmandu. We ended up heading there the very next day, climbed the steps with heavy legs (acclimatising to the altitude), and ordered steaming bowls to go with our beers. This was as close to good as we found in Kathmandu, and we tried quite a few spots. The broth was hearty and warming, and everything but the actual chicken was good. The meat was fried and dry, but leaving that aside this was Kathmandu's best bowl of Thukpa.