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Mar 29, 2001 12:26 PM

Tibetan Food

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I have a hankering for Tibetan food. I got addicted to it in New York, and I'd love to find a good place out here. Does anyone know of any?

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  1. There used to be Taste of Tibet in West L.A. but that closed a few years ago. The closest Tibetan places I know of are in the Bay Area.

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    1. re: Chandavkl

      Taste of Tibet was exceedingly strange (the Tibetan food was extremely secondary to a buffet of $1 Chinese dishes), but also quite good. It was the only place I've been where the daysi came with the pinkie-nail-size sweet tubers I've been told are among the only crops actually to come from Tibet...

      1. re: Pepper

        On the subject of food-discovered-while-in-living-in-New York, I fell in love with Malaysian cuisine, and am now having a hard time finding it in the L.A. area. Has anyone else been successful?

        1. re: Joe Blowe

          Malaysian restaurants come and go in the San Gabriel valley. One which I recall was in the complex at 301 N. Garfield in Alhambra. Don't recall the name and not sure if it's still there. It opened up about a year ago.

          1. re: Chandavkl

            That's 301 N. Garfield in MONTEREY PARK. (Both cities have a 301 N. Garfield. This is south of the 10 fwy.)

    2. Should I regret not having accepted the yak butter tea offered me in the highlands of northern Sichuan by a generous Tibetan fellow who spoke no Mandarin?

      Jenny, could you enlighten me about the pleasures of Tibetan dining?

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      1. re: Samo

        I'm going to step right in here, uninvited. Yes, I believe you should regret not accepting that tea, with Yak butter, yet! Who knows what it might have led to?! I've had the pleasure of eating at the Tibetan Yak in Jackson Heights, Queens. I'll attach a link to "What Jim Had for Dinner" where you'll find two interesting pieces on Tibetan food at the Yak. The first one is dated Oct. 14, the second, Nov. 4. Enjoy, vicariously! pat


        1. re: Pat Hammond
          Jenny Leslie

          I just wanted to add my whole-hearted agreement with Pat Hammond on the fabulousness of the Tibetan Yak. I've been recommending to everyone I know ever since I came across it. It's my favorite Tibetan place in New York, although I still find myself going up to 84th and Amsterdam for Tibet Shambala's shogo fried momos (heavenly potato dumplings) from time to time. I will miss it terribly when I return to life in LA.

      2. Try Tibet Nepal House in Pasadena and Tara's on Venice near Culver City.

        Tibet Nepal House
        36 E. Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

        Tara's Himalayan
        10855 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

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        1. re: apple7blue

          I imagine the OP may have scratched their Tibetan food itch in the last 9 years since this thread went up... ;-D>

          1. re: Servorg

            Just giving more options, heh . . . often I find something new looking for something related if that makes sense . . . I find that if you like Tibetan or Nepalese food--Chinese and Indian food is very similar depending on the dish.