Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Taste of Tibet

The last few posts have been about affordable food and this post continues in that vein. Invariably, 'good' food in Bangalore means shelling out quite a bit of money. Thankfully, there are a few cheap places still left and one such favourite is Taste of Tibet. In the old days, it used to be a small little counter where you could take away food but for the past 4-5 years it has become a full fledged restaurant. They have authentic Tibetan food and lots of exotic fare.

Caveat: This place is largely for meat lovers. Their veggie stuff is good too but the variety and price of meat dishes is the real draw (especially, if you eat beef). One thing to look out for here is the beef shaptra. Beef cooked with spinach and a pepper gravy, this dish is a little spicy. The great thing is that they are not stingy about their meat. I have never seen such generous portions of meat in any other restaurant. Team this with the tingmo which is fermented maida. Tear a little bit of the tingmo and have it with the shaptra. The bland tingmo complements the spicy shaptra perfectly.

One could also try the thukpas. These are Tibetan noodle soups with some meat, egg or veggies on top. The soup is watery and little spicy. The Egg Thukpas have a thick omlette on top, whereas the beef thukpa has a considerable layer of beef on it. This is rather filling and should suffice for lunch or dinner. It also does wonders if you are suffering from a mild cold.

Another specialty here are the momos. The succulent steamed momos are quite unlike the normal fare available at umpteen restaurants. The non-veg ones have tons of meat in them. The sauce they serve along with the momos is quite good. The momos are undoubtedly the best I have had in Bangalore. Thianthuk (flat noodles), noodles and fried rice are also available here. The beef fried rice here has a wonderful flavour and if you are in the mood for something heavy and fatty, you must try it. Also try the chowmein noodles. These crisp, deep fried noodles are served with a spicy tomato pickle and is bound to appease your taste buds.

The service is extremely quick and efficient. The decor is serviceable with some Tibetan motifs. They do not have a restroom. Go here for the wonderful food (and not for a fine dining experience) and you will be satisfied. Taste of Tibet serves authentic Tibetan cuisine at very affordable prices and is a must try.

Pricing: Rs. 75 per person

Location: Indo Dubai Plaza, #5, 2nd floor, Rest House Road, Brigade Road, Bangalore

  • Phone: 9880027746, 41478237

This review is also available at: http://discoverbangalore.com/restreview41.htm


Roshmi Sinha said...

I totally agree with you re: the thukpas, momos and the service. Plus the food here... does not seem to have been 'Indianised'... like the way 'Chinese cuisine' has been :)

Unknown said...

Thanks, yr blog is very informative, wl try Taste of Tibet. I recently came across the BEST MOMOs I ever had. Its a new place MOMO SHOP, in RT Nagar, BDA Complex. Its Super clean & momos are..freshly made in front of you. Owner is a young Entrepreneur from the corporate world - Ronald George 9845141954. Someone told me -The recipe is some secret recipe given to him by a Tibetan monk. Momos are to die for..Do try it and let us know what u think!

Satya said...

this is a very informative post n inspiring for me to try out new cuisines...u have a lovely space ... thanks for sharing


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