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Tsampa

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

March 19, 2014 · 19 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

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

September 10, 2012 · 6 Comments

Amdo Bhaley

Today, I am posting my recipe for Amdo Bhaley. Traditionally, Amdo bread is cooked by placing the bread dough in hot sand in the hearth. I am told that the bread … Continue reading

March 6, 2008 · 5 Comments

Tibetan Pot Roast

Sha Dhok Tsoe (Rang Kho Rang Sim)   This style of cooking meat is called “Rang Kho Rang Sim” meaning its cooked in its own juices thus retaining all its flavors. … Continue reading

March 6, 2008 · 1 Comment

Lephing – Spicy Mung Bean Cake

I’ll like to start this foodblog with Lephing as this is one recipe that everyone asks me for. An all time favorite tibetan streetfood, Lephing is sold on the streets of … Continue reading

February 21, 2008 · 17 Comments

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