The Rubin Museum of Art's Guide to New York City's Himalayan Restaurants

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Rubin Museum of Art volunteers, interns, and staff members enjoy eating at Phayul in Jackson Heights, Queens, and recommend ordering aloo fry (fried potatoes), or sha balep (a traditional meat-filled Tibetan bread).

Phayul

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Rubin Museum of Art volunteers, interns, and staff members enjoy eating at Phayul in Jackson Heights, Queens, and recommend ordering aloo fry (fried potatoes), or sha balep (a traditional meat-filled Tibetan bread).

Norling Tibet Kitchen

The museums staff recommends ordering shapta, which is stir-fried, thinly sliced beef with a touch of spicy pepper, at Norling Tibet Kitchen in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Himalayan Yak Restaurant

At Himalayan Yak Restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens, the Rubin Museum of Art team suggests eating yak meat momos, which are steamed meat dumplings.

Café Himalaya

The Rubin Museum team recommends ordering luksha shamdey, a Himalayan-style lamb curry with potatoes cooked with shallots and scallions and served with basmati rice, at Cafe Himalaya in Manhattan.

Namaste Tashi Delek Momo Dumpling Palace

At Namaste Tashi Delek Momo Dumpling Palace in Jackson Heights, Queens, a popular dish is tingmo, a Tibetan steamed bun.

Delhi Heights

The Rubin Museum volunteers, interns, and staff members suggest ordering the lunch buffet at Delhi Heights in Jackson Heights, Queens, which has a rotating choice of 10 to 15 items on it each day.

Devi

At Manhattan Indian restaurant Devi, the Rubin Museum of Art team recommends ordering the Manchurian cauliflower, a Sino-Indian dish that the restaurant is well-known for.

Lali Guras

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A great way to sample several traditional Himalayan dishes is to order the Nepali thali. Lali Guras in Jackson Heights serves Nepali thali, an array of options on one plate that includes daal, saag, chickpeas, achars, and rice.

Wasabi Point

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Wasabi Point is unique in the sense that it serves Japanese, Tibetan, and Bhutanese cuisine. While the options at this Flushing, Queens, restaurant are abundant, the Rubin Museum of Art team suggests ordering ema datsi, Bhutans national dish, a simple fiery stew made of dry or fresh green, red, or white chile peppers and cow or yak cheese that is served with Bhutanese red rice. Ghatuk, a Tibetan noodle soup is also a very popular dish at Wasabi Point.

Tsampa

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At Tsampa in Manhattan's East Village, the Rubin Museum team recommends ordering tse thuk khatsa, a spicy noodle dish with zucchini, collard greens, and fiery chiles.

Zomsa

A popular dish at Zomsa in Jackson Heights, Queens, is thukpa, a Nepalese noodle soup which is usually served with meat.

Gangjong Kitchen

Gangjong Kitchen in Queens serves shogo khatsa, spicy curried potatoes.

Sagarmatha Restaurant and Bar

Order the sukuti, a Nepalese dried cured meat similar to jerky, at Sagarmatha Restaurant and Bar in Woodside.

Jackson Diner

At Jackson Diner in Jackson Heights, Queens, the Rubin Museum of Art team recommends ordering warm and hearty vegetable korma and garlic naan.