An hour on the train from Brooklyn to Jackson Heights, Queens. Why is there no better way to get from here to there? Instead you have to go into the city to get to either borough which is a waste of time. It’s probably why many people in Queens don’t ever come to Brooklyn and vice versa. It was June 2006 that I was in Jackson Heights last, I wonder why it took me so long to come back. It has become a must stop for all foodies looking for good food. Recently there has been an increased in the Tibetan community and that means GOOD TIBETAN FOOD! Always go eat where the locals eat. Lucky me, one of the person I was going to have lunch is Tibetan so can’t go wrong there. Obviously we left the ordering to him. I never had Tibetan food and didn’t know much about it so I couldn’t compare it to another Tibetan meal. We started the meal with a lassi, I got a mango lassi. Since Tibet and India are neighbors, it’s funny how you can get lassi at a Tibetan restaurant also. I just love it when people exchange cultures and food. And when the food came I totally saw the influence from the Chinese culture. Since this was my very first Tibetan meal I didn’t know what to expect or how things tasted but once the dishes came everything seem so familiar. Like the buns, the chili pork, and the stir-fried noodles. Looked and sounded like a typical Chinese meal. I’m not sure if our friend ordered every spicy thing on the menu or if Tibetan food is that spicy, everything on table was quite spicy. I was also surprised to find myself loving the blood sausage eaten with the bun. I’m not big fan of anything blood but it was quite good and reminded me of Irish blood pudding. Everything was quite good and I was quite full at the end. I guess my biggest problem with it was and this might go for other ethnic foods, what made it Tibetan? If I had pad thai, I knew I was eating Thai food or *duh sushi, I knew I was eating Japanese but what made this meal stand out as Tibetan? I am not sure and maybe next time if I see our friend again I’ll ask him OR just make another trip out to Om hahahaa. It was delicious though!!!
-Om Tibet 4005 73rd St, Jackson Heights, Queens
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