5 Must-Try Foods At Delhi’s Tibetian Hub, Majnu Ka Tilla

Majnu Ka Tilla Foods
by Suchismita Pal
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Want to try the best Tibetian food in Delhi? Then you got to head out to the city’s ‘Little Tibet’, Majnu ka Tilla. It is one of the most vibrant places in Delhi where you can go on a shopping spree at the Tibetian market, binge on Tibetian delicacies and explore the rich Tibetian culture. With unique Tibetian-style buildings and heartwarming people, Majnu ka Tilla speaks for itself. Here are 5 delicious food options you can’t miss trying out at Majnu ka Tilla.

1. Laphing

Laphing is an authentic Tibetan dish that will surely leave you craving for more. It is a spicy, cold mung bean noodle dish that is served at every nook and corner of Majnu ka Tilla. Laphing , literally means ‘cold noodle’, and is popular in many neighbouring countries including Nepal and Tibet. It’s a cool and spicy dish and is considered a refreshing summer food. The jelly-like, slippery texture of Laphing will have your heart.


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Tingmo is a humble, fluffy steamed bun, shaped like a flower, that will melt in your mouth. Tingmos are highly satisfying to the eyes too and can taste amazing with chilli pork. At Majnu ka Tilla, you can try Tingmo at the AMA Restaurant. Pork Ribs And North Eastern Thalis In South Delhi! Mizo Diner Is A Hidden Gem In The Tiny Lanes Of Safdarjung

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3. Shaphaley

Shaphaley or Shabhaley is an extremely crispy snack with chicken, pork, beef or other meat stuffing inside. It is deep-fried and dished out along with tangy chutney. Shaphaleys are either semi-circular or circular in shape. You’ll get this dish in almost all Tibetian restaurants at Majnu ka Tilla.

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4. Thenthuk

This is yet another popular Tibetian dish that you must try at Majnu ka Tilla. Thenthuk is Tibetian hand-pulled noodle soup prepared with veggies, chicken, pork, etc. The warm soup is delectable and is absolutely soothing to the taste buds. Tibetians often enjoy it as dinner or lunch.

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5. Momos

When we’re talking about Tibetian cuisine, how can we miss out on momos? And authentic Tibetian momos are way more flavoursome than the momos available elsewhere in the cities. So, at Majnu ka Tilla, trying out the warm, fluffy Tibetian momos is a must. Meet Dolma Aunty: The Tibetan Lady To Introduce Delhi Streets To Authentic Momos


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Meanwhile, have you gorged on the hearty Himalayan Breakfast at Majnu ka Tilla’s AMA cafe? Check the dishes out in the video below:


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