We were in town for a short visit but managed to squeeze in a dinner with friends at Tibet Kitchen. They specialize in Nepalese food. You’ll find them next door Bodega Mexican Restaurant and JusFruit.
We dropped in on a Monday (around 6:30pm) and it wasn’t too busy. Service was friendly and liked how they brought a whole jug of water for the table.
The menu is split into appetizers, soups, Tibetan specialties and main dishes (vegetarian, fried rice, chow mein, pork, seafood, chicken and beef).
2x Bhod-jha ($2.50)
Tibetan butter tea. N didn’t like it at all and he likes everything butter. Over the top salty.
Jha ngarmo ($2.50)
Indian sweet chai tea. Standard fare.
Laping (#10) ($10.00)
Spicy cold green bean noodles. We were expecting a cold noodle dish but this was completely different.
Noodles had a good bite and the filling was tasty. Interesting that they threw in tiny bits of dried instant noodles for some texture.
The homemade spicy hot sauce was delicious! Unexpected kick.
Momo platter (#3) ($16.00 for 8)
We opted for steamed and were given two each of beef, chicken, vegetable and tofu. My favourite from the four was the beef.
Chicken momo (#19) ($15.00 for 8)
We tried the fried version. Normally, I prefer steamed over fried but the fried was good.
Not too deep fried or greasy.
Sha-bhaley (#24) ($16.00 for 4)
Deep fried bread stuffed with ground beef and onion. Enjoyable but pricey for what you get. At this point, this was a lot of carbs.
Thenthuk (#26) ($14.00)
Hand pulled Tibetan flat pasta with pasta. We opted for the pork. The broth is simple, basic. Noodles were okay but when you describe it as hand pulled, I expect greatness. Would order something else next time.
Shaptak (#51) ($18.00)
We opted for the “gravy” version. Sliced beef with onion, peppers and green onion. Average stir fry fare. Sauce was one-dimensional, mostly leaning to the sweet side.
Stick with the momos at TK.
318 10 Street NW