Tibetan Brothers Restaurant (Kodaikanal) - Review
After the overpriced and mushy lasagna in Cloud Street, we were determined to make our lunch experience memorable. The choice was between ‘The Royal Tibet’ on the first floor and the Tibetan Brothers in the ground floor. The Royal Tibet restaurant looked more like a takeaway restaurant, but we were looking for a simple Lunch experience. Tibetan Brothers had a ‘Free Tibet’ slogan in the entrance with the posters of ‘Tibet’, ‘Save Tibet’ and the Dalai Lama occupying both sides of the wall.
The menu was extensive covering Momos (dumplings), Thupka, Shabalay, noodles, and other Tibetan cuisines. We went with a safe bet and ordered some authentic Steamed Chicken Dumplings (momos) and Hot &Sour Chicken soup.
The soup was warm but looked and tasted like a store bought ‘ready-to-cook’ one. The old server brought some authenticity to the soup by sprinkling a few herbs. The dumplings tasted fresh. The dough was thin, moist with sufficient chicken filling at the centre mixed with onions and herbs. It was seasoned with black pepper powder and salt. The chutney was made with red chili and tomato paste. It was spicy and complemented well with the Momos.
Overall, an above average experience and for a Tourist spot, the pricing was reasonable.