Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cafe Tibet

This months cover by Aleksandar Ares.
Layout by K.K.W
Tibetan Cuisine on Cortelyou Rd. Photos & text by K.K.W

Over the last 5 years Cortelyou Road, part of Ditmas Park, has changed a great deal. New kinds of food, places to eat and booze (respectfully so) how New Yorkers like it; the international way!
The entrance, right next to the Cortelyou Rd
train station stop (Q-line)
First stop, Cafe Tibet. Its a slightly narrow place with a small area before the front doors for out-door seating. It has a cozy inviting feel, somewhat at odds with the area giving it an other-world feel.

For an appetizer I had the "Sukuti"; deep-fried tender pieces of beef with a touch of ginger, garlic and a side of tibetan hot-sauce. Its a tasty little dish full of flavor, the diced vegetables accentuating the pungent taste of the meat.    
"Sukuti"
The "Sha-baklap" could be a meal by itself. 3 traditional tibetan beef-paties filled with minced meat, fresh ginger, garlic, onion, with a touch of spices. Its pan-fried in a freshly kneaded dough - soft yet crispy with the zesty juices inside keeping the meat moist and tender. It comes with a side order of house salad with a creamy dressing thats an excellent compliment to the "Sha-baklap". 
"Sha-baklap" 
The house salad
If your wondering they do have plenty of vegetarian items on the menu (I was in a carnivorous mood that day). There's the "Carrot soup" (carrot, rice with a touch of black-pepper), "Shogo-ngopa" (spicy curried potatoes with spinach, stir-fried with onion ginger, garlic and tomatoes). 

So far its a great little place with a convenient location, giving the area nice taste of the exotic. Do be advised, they don't deliver and as of yet have no liquor license.       



Cafe Tibet is located @ 1510 Cortelyou Rd (right next to the Cortelyou Rd Q-line Station).  "Art is the reason, art is the way"

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