BERKELEY’s BEST ●Restaurants
Nomad Tibetan Restaurant 1593 Solano Ave./Tacoma Ave. Featuring a woodsy decor, with hand-crafted wood tables and art by a local Tibetan artist, this comfortable spot provides a restive retreat. A good way to start a meal is with the juicy beef momo dumplings, which are very much like pot stickers, and particularly tasty with the house sauce. Among the many vegetarian items is duluma, a slice of eggplant topped with an assortment of other vegetables in a tasty sauce. Traditionally, ting-mo—hand-rolled Tibetan steam buns that look like big yellow flowers--are used to sop up the sauce. Among the many more dishes I want to try are Shambala curry and ngo-thuk (stir-fried noodles with beef and vegetables). You can enhance your meal with salty Tibetan butter tea or sweet ginger tea.