- babette feasts Apr 25, 2011 03:34 PM
Stopped in for lunch today. Yak momo plate ($9) came with garbanzo salad and cabbage that seemed lightly pickled or dressed. The yak was nicely flavored but a little dry, granted it is a lean meat but there was no juiciness to the dumpling. The wrappers were on the thick side, and although I appreciate that cranberry might be a good flavor with yak, the craisins stuck in the tops of the momos just seemed odd. Salads were nothing special. I would have liked some spicy chili sauce; the little bit of soy based dipping sauce they gave wasn't very interesting. Also had thukpa, or noodle soup, which was nicely spiced but lukewarm in temperature.
I may give them another try and just get sides of different momos with no salads, but there are probably a lot of better choices for dumplings in the ID.
I don't know how authentic Ting Momo is or hopes to be, and i don't know how Tibetan cuisine differs from Bhutanese or Nepali. When I lived in Bhutan, you could get a plate of momos for less than $1, often with a cup of soup or broth, and always with a spicy condiment. I was hoping Ting Momo would bring me back to those times, but it fell far short.
Yeah, this incarnation is misfiring in its first week. The tingmo and samo are much, much better than the momo, though.
Salads were a little strange - rotkohl, really? - but worked ok.
Yes yes yes to a spicy condiment! Besides the soy sauce, I was served a green condiment which I instantly recognized as the cilantro cream from Palace Kitchen's chicken wings (a truly iconic dish) - this was really jarring to encounter out of context. Please, a spicy condiment or two.
And I shouldn't still be hungry after eating the most expensive combo on the menu, but I was today.
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Dropped in for lunch on Friday and while I liked Ting Momo in general, nothing really blew me away. I went with 2 pals and between the 3 of us, we ordered all three types of dumplings. I agree with you that the Yak was too dry, and that for all three of the dishes, the dipping sauce was bland and did not really do anything to help the dishes. We liked the fried dumplings best, probably because it they retained the most moisture. For all of the momos, the skins were thick but I don't mind that at all. I did really like the garbanzo salad and the noodle soup though, and would go back for both of those.
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