Friday, December 9, 2011

Tibetan Kitchen

Address: 680 Broughton St.
Phone: (250) 383-5664
Price: $10-15
Notes: Splendidly spiced curries with a gentle, family feel

Note: I'm a bit slow on this update... kind of got lost in the chaos that has been this past month or so in my real life. But then my partner-in-food-and-life said "you need to update about the Tibetan Kitchen! I want more people to go there, it's so good!" So there you go - glowing endorsement from a downtown lunch junkie.

The space itself is pretty bare-bones, with what could be best described as an 'understated' decor, but this cute little restaurant on Broughton does a really nice take on curry. As you know if you are a visitor to the Mint, Tibetan curries are amazing. The curries here are extra amazing. Everything is spot on - local ingredients, hard working and endearing staff, excellent spices. The prices are really reasonable, especially given the locally-sourced meat. We have been here a few times, and the food has been consistently fantastic every time.

November 4, 2011
Super friendly service - happy to help choose options and share more information about the food and preparation... but it's been so long I have forgotten all the details. Sadface...

November 4, 2011

Pakal Paneer via

This was my choice, because I have a secret soft spot for paneer and yet I always pass it over whenever there is a vindaloo on the menu. Even if it has been a while, my mouth is watering thinking about the complexity of the spices in this dish. So glorious! The texture was spot on as well - very thick. The secret was apparently ground cashews - something I should have guessed, but had not. 

Pork and Mustard Greens Curry via

This was my p.i.f.a.l.'s choice. It was one of the under $10 lunch specials on the board outside which was weirdly not on the menu inside that we could see. Compared to my meal (which was around $14 I think) this was a great bargain. The serving was a bit smaller, but certainly ample. Although these two curries look similar in colour and texture, they were both extremely different but equally delicious. I also take back everything I ever said about not liking brown rice... this stuff is good!

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