Treena Mukherjee, DHN S
The ‘Peace Restaurant’, located on 6th Main, Koramangala, near Jyoti Nivas College, serves authentic Tibetan and Chinese food.
Started by Tsering and her brother Kunchok, the place dishes out some mouth-watering Tibetan specialities and it has, over time, become a hotspot for the students.
The momos and thupkas are fast-moving. The unique selling point of this joint is its warm and cosy interiors. Tsering and her family take care of the orders and the serving. The interiors have been kept simple and one can see many Tibetan murals and brass statues of Buddha on the walls. The scented candles and the traditional folk music from Tibet transports one to the hilly terrains of that region. “We serve only Tibetan food and help in the cooking process and make sure that they are made the authentic way. That is the reason why our thupkas are very different from the others,” says Tsering.
The menu has chicken, vegetable, beef momo and chicken thupka. Tingmo, a
Tibetan home-made bread, is also available and is a favourite with the Tibetan community, who frequent the eatery.
What differentiates this joint from the other momo places is the thick red sauce which is served with the momo and the style in which the food is served. The food is always served fresh, the thupkas are not thickened with flour to add quantity but have a reddish texture with a lot of vegetables and chicken shreds in it. The chicken broth which adds to its taste is hot with a tinge of vinegar.
Besides the regular food, there are some interesting dishes which can be ordered as starters. ‘Crispy honey potatoes’ and ‘crispy chilly potatoes’ are different, spicy and filling.
The ‘crispy honey potatoes’ have a mix of sugar and spice. ‘Potato fillets’ are deep fried and sauteed in honey along with vegetables like capsicum, onion rings, carrots and yellow capsicums. The Chinese dishes are equally popular and the quantity is good. The Chinese dishes have a hint of Tibetan flavours and the dishes are ‘vegetarian and chicken noodles’, ‘chilli chicken’, ‘garlic chicken’, ‘chicken sweet corn soup’ and ‘vegetarian soup’.
The crowd comprises not only the students and young professionals but also food connoisseurs who frequent the joint and never leave without a parcel in hand.
“We have students in the afternoon and in the evening they hang out with their friends with a plate of momos or ‘chicken noodles’. We see a lot of professionals and couples come in on the weekends. They like our starters and the main course,’ adds Kunchok. The hangout also has a good number of Tibetans too. The best part is the hospitality of Tsering and her sisters who welcome those, who enter the eatery, with a smile and not to miss Tashi delek (blessings and good luck).
For details, contact Kunchok on 8197080082.
Published in Deccanherald