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tsampa, momo, lephing and more!

MOMO

The perfect momo has a shell that’s delicate yet firm enough to hold in the juices.  One bite and the juice will squirt out if you’re not careful.  Momos are … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 19 Comments

Borom Garma

With Losar just around the corner on February 11, we finally got around to begin our Losar preparations this past weekend. Losar is a time when all Tibetan families look … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 6 Comments

Phing and Go-nga

Breakfast is a weekend event for my family. Our weekday morning schedules are much too busy for anything more than a piece of toast or some cereal. But weekends are … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 5 Comments

Son Labu – Tibetan Pickled Radish

At the onset of winter months, I  like making son-labu. The thought of this pungent, spicy, salty-sour pickled radish dish, a favorite of mine from my childhood days,  makes my … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 7 Comments

“Terro” from Bathang

UPDATE:   I stand corrected by a Bapa. “Terro” is actually “Tinru” [སྤྲིན་རུབ།].  This type of momo is also commonly refered to as “Thundril” Momo [མཐུན་སྒྲིལ་མོག་མོག་] which means “Unity” Momo.  This … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · 9 Comments

Shogog Khatsa

A perennial favorite at all Tibetan picnics, potluck parties, gatherings … summer or winter, would be the well loved “Shogog Khatsa” (Spicy Potatoes). So many variations of Shogog Khatsa … … Continue reading

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Discussing the tradition of Gyuma-making with Rinchen Tashi la

My friend, Rinchen Tashi la comes from a  nomadic area of Kham, and I asked him about the tradition of Gyuma-making in his home. Traditions and terms may vary from … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Phagsha

This is a dish that I often make at home. Its easy, delicious, keeps for a long time and my family members relish it. I usually cook up a big … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · 5 Comments

Droepa Khatsa

For me, Droepa Khatsa brings back childhood memories of growing up in TCV – waiting in line at the TCV canteen where they would occasionally make it. It was one … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · 4 Comments

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

February 19, 2012 · 9 Comments

Guthuk

Its time for Guthuk. This year (2012), ‘nyi-shu-gu’ falls on Monday, February 20, and as our ancestors have done for hundreds of years, I hope that you and your loved … Continue reading

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Tra-Gyuma A la Tenzing Barshee La

* This recipe is not for the faint of heart.* My friend, Tenzing Barshee la has created a Losar tradition for himself and his family.  Every Losar, without fail, Tenzing … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

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