I had eaten Tibetan food once before and had found it bland but was intrigued to try it again. I went with a friend to Himalayan Yak this afternoon and shared several appetizers. (I found the apps looked more interesting than the mains).
Beef Sukuti: This was hands down my favorite dish. It's dried beef with the texture of extra crispy jerky, but SUPER spicy and very flavorful. It burned my mouth off but WOW. Interestingly, on Yelp most people did not like this. (I assume it's the texture that may be off putting to some)
Chicken Lollipops: Very crispy and flavorful, juicy on the inside. It's served with a semi-spicy sauce. (Definitely not as hot as the beef sukuti)
Assorted Steamed Momos: We asked for an assortment and received a mix of pork, beef, chicken and veggie. These took the longest of all of the dishes to come out. By themselves I was not impressed; the dough was on the thick side and the fillings were not that juicy or flavorful. However, the 3 sauces that accompany the momos were amazing. The green "avacodo" sauce tasted of cilantro. The "sesame" sauce strangely did not taste of sesame- I can't place what it tastes like but it had a slow burn and was delicious. The red sauce was hot but not as hot as it appeared.
We also shared some garlic nan (great with the sauces) and a salad.
I would definitely go back- all of that food and the bill with tip was only $18 a person! Next time I want to try some of their soup and their tingmo (steamed bread).
72-20 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11372