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Dre-ngo (Roasted Rice)

Who doesn’t love Dre-ngo ? Has it been a while since you had some ? You love it but don’t know how its made? Well, today’s your lucky day – … Continue reading

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Whenever I prepare Tsampa, I think of Choe-la, a Tibetan nun who lived with our family and helped look after us children. Choe-la’s smiling face, as she grew older, filled … Continue reading

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Sangha Bhaley

Sangha Bhaley is a favorite treat for Tibetans from Lhasa, Tibet’s capital city – it’s a special type of Tibetan khabsey.  Loosely translated, sangha bhaley means “one srang bread” – … Continue reading

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With the end of year holidays and festivities going on,  it feels appropriate to post a recipe for Chhaang.  I made mine with rice but you can make it with … Continue reading

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Amdo Khabsey (Sog Sog / Senz)

My mother-in-law called me around two weeks ago, to tell me that this year, she would prefer that we didn’t bring her losar gifts but that she would like us … Continue reading

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It always feels good to have khabseys around – nice to eat and usually gives you the sense of something nice about to happen as they are usually made around … Continue reading

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We Tibetans have a special affection for ‘sho” –  more commonly known as yogurt for you non-Tibetan speakers.  For thousands years, our nomadic ancestors have been  making and eating yogurt … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ko-kun Bhaley, Yu-shang Bhaley , Logo-Momo (3-in-1)

I’ve been getting a number of requests for different bread recipes and I thought it might be easiest if I rolled them all into one recipe. Three different styles of … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

Chu-tse Momo

Amdowas have a strong penchant for this dark green, pungent, garlicky, edible plant species that we know as “Chu-tse” – the common term being “garlic chives”.  For me “chu-tse” synonyms … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · 11 Comments

Sha Shogok

Time to post a recipe for the perennial Tibetan favorite – Sha Shogok. I was talking food and food culture with my grand aunt from Kham, and she says to … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · 3 Comments


Amdowas love their noodles. Noodles in soup in the winter days and cold noodles in the summer time. My husband laughs at how much I love noodles – I guess … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 9 Comments

Thenthuk Ngopa / Tro-Menphen

One of my all time favorite foods is Tro-Menphen ( or Thenthuk Ngopa). It is a Silingwa dish – popular amongst the Tibetan farming communities based around the Siling region, … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 6 Comments

Labu Dangtsel

No nonsense … fresh, easy and delicious !! Great with momos, sha bhaley, and phagsha … Ingredients: 1 medium size Daikon 2 carrots 1 Tomato 1 small bunch cilantro White … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hot Tomato Salsa

Ingredients: 1 Large Tomato ½ Onion Small bunch cilantro Few Mint leaves (Phowarilo) 2 whole Jalepenos or few Thai green chillies (discard if you don’t like hot) Salt & Pepper … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

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