VIDEO: Tibetan Food at Taste of Tibet

By Mark Wiens 8 Comments

While in Gangtok, India, I decided to eat at a restaurant known as Taste of Tibet, located right along the MG Marg walking street. Gangtok, in the Sikkim province, is very near Tibet, Bhutan, and Nepal, so there’s plenty of both Nepali and Tibetan food.

Here’s the video:

(If you can’t see it, watch it here on YouTube)

Tibetan food, as I found out, is not overly flavorful – most of the food is quite mild, but it sure is soothing and comforting especially for cold weather. Luckily, at all the Tibetan restaurants I visited there was always a nice bottle of spicy hot sauce to go with the meal.

Momo dumplings, meat pie shapale, and noodle soup were the dishes I ate, and they were all really good.

If you visit Gangtok, be sure to dine at Taste of Tibet!

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  • Tenzin Norbu

    6 months ago

    Wow……That is Shapaklab in Tibetan. It’s a portion of street food in Tibet, and we make this with Yak meat. For more real Tibetan food, I mostly welcome you to visit Tibet.

  • Vishal

    2 years ago

    Nice man.

  • Tina

    5 years ago

    Hey Mark,

    I was wondering you have ever posted Bhutan video from last year 2015

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Hey Tina, I haven’t been able to post them yet, but hoping soon. Thanks!

  • Gypsy Traveller

    8 years ago

    I ate plenty of Momos in Nepal! Cheap and tasty 🙂

  • Dan

    8 years ago

    Everything tastes better with chilli sauce! I’m just curious, do you enjoy cooking also or mainly eating good food?(roasting shrimp its not really cooking :)) If you do, I’d love to see some food prepared by you, when you’ll get the right place and the right time.

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Don, I mostly enjoy eating, but I do enjoy cooking too. I’m hoping to shoot some video recipes soon!