Press Esc to close

Savour the taste of Tibet

Rohini Kejriwal, Dec 8, 2012 19:49 IST

Snow Lion Tibet Kitchen’, located near MS Ramaiah College in Venkateshwara Layout, is a culinary experience that leaves you truly satiated after a good meal.

An inside view of the eatery.Started three months ago, the place is run by Tibetans – with three cooks, one server, and a lot of other smiling faces who drop by to help around.

Quaint and well maintained, the owners have utilised whatever space they have got and made the most of it.

With the Tibetan flags, hanging bells and traditional paintings like the ‘Four
Harmonious Friends’, there is a strong community feeling about it. The restaurant is a haven for non-vegetarians, though the vegetarians are also given plenty of choices to choose from.

“The most popular items are the momos, thukpa and then thuk. In the Chinese items, people usually go for fried rice or noodles,” shares Tenzin Sonam, the owner. “The best authentic Tibetan dish is the langsha (beef) shapta gravy. We write it as langsha because we don’t want to offend anyone,” he adds.

While an outsider may wonder about the choice of the name, there is a deep-rooted story behind it for the Tibetans.

“In our national flag, which is our identity, there are two snow lions. These are the protectors of his Holiness the Dalai Lama,” explains the owner.

What makes the place stand apart from the other restaurants serving this
cuisine?

“We buy most of the vegetables and things locally. But all the sauces and chilli are imported from other countries because you don’t get it here. That’s how the food gets its authentic flavour, with the most important flavour being schezwan. The main chef, who used to earlier work in a big five-star company, knows where to get everything,” notes Tenzin.

The prices are also reasonable for the amount of food served on the plate. While the hot and sour soup costs Rs 30, a plate of gobi manchurian costs Rs 45. The Chinese
noodles and fried rice range between Rs 50 – Rs 60, based on if it has egg, chicken or langsha.

The authentic Tibetan thukpa and then thuk are priced between Rs 45 and Rs 60.
‘Snow Lion Tibet Kitchen’ is open from 12 noon to 10 pm and is shut on Sundays and on college holidays.

For details, call 9611894755.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
A helicopter is seen flying over the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta...

A helicopter is seen flying over the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta...

Transgender Shanavi Ponnusamy arrives at the chief minister's cell at...

Transgender Shanavi Ponnusamy arrives at the chief minister's cell at...

Lufthansa tests humanoid robot 'Josie Pepper' at airport...

Lufthansa tests humanoid robot 'Josie Pepper' at airport...

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa presents a memento to the...

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa presents a memento to the...

Alpine Skiing - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill Training...

Alpine Skiing - Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill Training...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets business leaders at the end of...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets business leaders at the end of...

Greenpeace demonstrators in all-over bodysuits protest against pollution...

Greenpeace demonstrators in all-over bodysuits protest against pollution...

A Marathi mother-daughter duo during a procession to commemorate Shivaji Jayanti...

A Marathi mother-daughter duo during a procession to commemorate Shivaji Jayanti...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the saints during the...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the saints during the...

Raphael Manet checks the growth of radish seedlings as he works at the...

Raphael Manet checks the growth of radish seedlings as he works at the...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.