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November 26, 2019

We have finally landed a delicious dessert on the menu at our pop up at Silvie. Ice cream is of course a known thing, but we have created a uniquely Tibetan twist on it that turns it into something a bit different. I shall say no more. Make sure that you come and sampl...

November 19, 2019

Offering prayers before food is a common practice among followers of all the world's major religions. Christians, for example, say grace before their meals. Muslims recite the du'a whenever food or drink passes the lips. Hindus chant a prayer and sprinkle water around...

November 5, 2019

We have a new staple on the menu at our pop up at Silvie, and it's got a lot of people talking. It doesn't take the loving prep of our momos - in fact you don't even need to pick up a knife - but it's a crowd pleaser, not least for its colourful name.

Smacked cucum...

October 29, 2019

Mushrooms and fungi are an important part of the Tibetan diet. There are many different varieties, and some are so valuable that they can sell for up to three times their weight in gold.

The wood ear fungus (pictured above) is one of the most common of all Tibetan fungi...

October 22, 2019

In Tibet, whatever you consume, you usually have a direct relationship with the person who produced it. This means that people take pride in their work, and also that they are held accountable for upholding high standards. When you know the person who uses what you pro...

October 8, 2019

Money holds very little currency at home in Tibet. In Yeshi's village, people farm most of what they need.  Multiple cropping yields two harvests a year. The fields in the video above were used first to grow barley (harvested during the springtime), before being rework...

October 1, 2019

This one has been a hard to keep quiet! Julie is the proud winner of this year's Yan-Kit So Memorial Award for Food Writers on Asia!

The award is a travel bursary to support the research and writing costs involved in producing an original work about Asian food. The judg...

June 24, 2019

The romantic notion of Tibet as a land where the pace of life is slow and there's little to do but sip butter tea and click prayer beads is of course just a part of the story. It is true that Tibetan people do not embrace "busy" for busy's sake, and that things are nev...

June 11, 2019

In Tibet, there are very few times of the year when singing and dancing are not a feature of daily life, and when eating meat becomes a taboo.<