I wanted to like a place called Tibetan Kitchen. When I entered the empty restaurant during lunch time, I pointed to where I wanted to sit near the window. Somehow the waitress led me to another table. I ordered the Beef Pan Fried Sha Momos (Tibetan dumplings) and waited quite a while for them. Maybe 30mins? I got pretty impatient staring at the big hanging photo of the Dalai Lama that whole time. The one guy who came in after me was half-way through his meal by the time my food came out.
So what’s the difference between these momos and Chinese potstickers? I don’t know. These momos were really juicy. They’d squirt when you eat them. I ended up putting soy sauce on them. So I wondered more what the difference was. Oh these are $10.95 (So about $14.50 after tax and tip) for 8 dumplings. That’s the last time I’ll bitch about Rickshaw Dumpling prices.
I really do want to like Tibetan Kitchen. They have a lot of good reviews on Menupages and Yelp. There’s a few online mentions that the Dalai Lama’s food is prepared in their kitchen when he visits New York. That must be why his photo was staring down at me and I was staring back during that 30min wait. I hate writing about mediocre experiences, but the Momo photos look good.
Tibetan Kitchen – 444 3rd Ave (btw 30th & 31st St) New York, NY 10016