Friday, June 5, 2009

Anyetsang's Little Tibet Restaurant- Bloomington, In

When we were in Bloomington several years ago, we ate at the Snow Lion restaurant because we had never tried Tibetan food. On this trip, we decided to give the other Tibetan restaurant, Anyetsang's, a try. We ordered the Cho-Cho with tofu and the Sha Sha Mo Mo. The Cho-Cho was a dish of noodles with vegetables and small pieces of tofu. Maybe it was because we ordered it mild (#1 on a heat scale of 1-5) but there just didn't seem to be a lot of flavor.

The Sha Sha Mo Mo were six plump dumplings stuffed with chicken, onion and spices and served with two dipping sauces. One sauce was the standard soy, the other was a red sauce that was fairly hot. The first dip into the hot sauce was the hottest so don't shy away after the first bite; you do warm up to it, so to speak. The dumplings were just the right size for an energizing lunch without feeling stuffed.

The lunch entrees come with a lentil soup or salad. Since the AC wasn't on, we opted for the salad which had a refreshing ginger dressing.

All and all, it was nice enough but we weren't overwhelmed by the place. It's was hard to not have diners' regret when we walked along 4th Street and saw so many other interesting restaurants (especially when we spotted a sign for a place that had a Vietnamese buffet!).

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Rebecca said...

Kurt and I visited during our spring trip to Bloomington. I thought the food was fine but not something I'd crave in the future. Fourth Street is enough to make me wish I lived in Bloomington. There were so many places I wanted to try!

Kirsten said...

Oh, I adore Anyetsang's Little Tibet. When I was a student at IUPUI, the restaurant was one of my favorite places. They brought chai and little almost-sweet snacks to a Students for a Free Tibet documentary meeting that I went to, making me love the place and its owners even that-much-more.

And, oh, the momos! I wish that we had a Little Tibet up here in Indy.