Hapalove's comment about going up to Pasadena this weekend reminded me of something notable that I forgot about last weekend. On Sunday, we needed to come up with a place to eat that evening. Now usually when we’re going out (especially when we’re out of town), we try to go out for a) things we can’t reasonably cook at home, and b) restaurants we might not be able to find in San Diego.
Following these plans, we chose to go to the Tibet-Nepal House, which claims to be the only restaurant of that cuisine in Southern California. It was really fun. The food was a mash-up of Indian, Chinese and Central Asian styles (as you might expect from geography) – and we really enjoyed everything that we had.
I decided to really go for it and ordered the yak. Yes, that’s right, why-ay-kay, yak. It was really good — very lean, a little gamey, very tasty with the spices and vegetables that it was cooked in. In general, I think it tasted more like buffalo (bison) than beef. Also, many of you will be releived to note that it was free-range yak.
Try it next time you’re at your neighborhood Tibetan place.