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Tsampa ?

Elaine | Nov 5, 2000 12:09 PM

We ended up at Tsampa, the Tibetan restaurant on 9th St. between 2nd and 3rd, last night after trying to go to Sobaya and being told there was an endless wait that would have made us miss our movie. My initial reaction was that this was a terrible restaurant, despite the great decor, everything momo (dumplings), a curryish (tough) chicken dish in a vaguely tomato sauce, and a "special" chicken and daikon "stew" that was really a soup with veggies and huge Tibetan "steamed buns" (lumps of gluey dough), was astonishingly bland. A yogurt drink had the wierdest texture - seemed to have bits of paper throughout.... Food came haphazardly, at both our table and the one next to us, one person got their entree long in advance of the other one...

But then I just read Jim's comment that "Tibetan is not an exciting cuisine." So, my question is, does this place suck or is Tibetan food just really bland and I'm not into it?

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