From Momos to Thukpa: 5 Tibetan Street Food Recipes You Must Try

From Momos to Thukpa: 5 Tibetan Street Food Recipes You Must Try

Tibet, also known as the ‘Roof of the World’, is considered a dream destination by most travelers and why not?! Rich culture, beautiful landscape, ancient monasteries and super tasty food, this place has it all. While we are talking about Tibetan cuisine, this cuisine incorporates influences from neighboring countries (including India and Nepal, where many Tibetans live). And let’s agree, whether it’s a plate of steamed momos or a soothing bowl of thukpa, we all enjoy Tibetan food. This cuisine has always satiated the taste buds no matter what. Aside from momos and thukpa, there are so many other Tibetan street food recipes that we are sure you all would love to devour. Curious what those are? Look.

Here is a list of 5 Tibetan recipes you must try:

Our recommendations:

1. Tibetan Veg Momos

Let’s start with the recipe that everyone loves. Here we bring you a vegetarian momo recipe that is easy to make at home. All you have to do is chop some carrot, cabbage, onion and garlic, sauté them together with soy sauce, vinegar and black pepper, fill maida wraps and steam. Pair it with the fiery momos chutney and get ready to taste the most popular Tibetan street food. Find the recipe here.

2. Thukpa

A simple yet nutritious dish, thukpa is an ideal recipe to take you on a gastronomic journey into Tibet’s beautiful countryside, while slurping it up at home. With few simple steps and easy ingredients, one can prepare a delicious bowl of thukpa at home. Click here for the recipe.

3. Vegetarian Thukpa Soup

Do you love soup? Here we bring you a soup recipe combined with noodles and some assorted vegetables, meat or chicken. In addition to being super delicious, this noodle-based recipe is also very comforting and easy to make. Click here for the recipe.

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4. Patches

Laping (Lhaphing) is a traditional local dish that is usually eaten as an evening snack in Tibet. There are two types of lhaphings, a white-colored and a yellow-colored. Spices such as salt, soy sauce, red chili paste, garlic extracts, vinegar and sesame oil give lhaphing a peculiar yet balanced taste, making it the perfect appetizer to enjoy with momos or dumplings. Click here.

Tibetan majnu ka tila appetizer

5. Danthuk

Here we bring you another Tibetan style noodle recipe. This soup contains vegetables as well as rice or whole wheat noodles in it. It can be eaten for lunch or dinner; the choice is yours!

Try these recipes at home and let us know what you think. If you know more Tibetan style recipes, please send the recipe and you could be featured here.