I had these coupons. $5 off. Plus, Tibetan food? I'm so there.
23 4th St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Gorkha's got Tibetan, Nepali, AND Indian food, actually. A perfect trifecta of Asian noms. My spell check recognizes only four of the six words in the previous sentence, and I bet you can guess which ones they are.
Becca, John, Matt and I had never been here before - what an adventure! So we ordered half the menu. I have a blog to run, after all.
I started with a chai for two bucks. I couldn't get the Chai Masala on the menu because it comes with cow's milk and they haven't got the non-dairy variety. But the server, sensing my plight, kindly offered me the regular water-and-tea-bag version of olden times. You know, before tea lattes. It was lovely. Tasted like my everyday Tazo chai.
We received a complementary basket of papadum (Indian chips), which were good and flavorful, especially when dipped in the vegan tamarind chutney. That stuff was addictive - kind of spicy, kind of ketchupy.
Actually, the chutney came with our Sweet Potato Pakora, which were $5 fries. Yum! They weren't too mushy or too crispy, but they had a nice warm temperature and also tasted great with the tamarind stuff. A yogurt mint chutney came with the Pakora as well - ew, is that dairy? Vegans don't care.
As we awaited our entrees, we discussed our upcoming trip to Korea with starry-eyed enthusiasm. Shall we go to Japan, too, since we're in the area? Might as well! China or Russia? Who knows!
All the food came at once. We stared at it while Matt took careful pictures.
Here we go! Please keep your hands and arms inside the dinner table at all times. In the event of an emergency, too bad. You're eating.
First of all, our Garlic Roti at $3 was yummy. Warm, bready, whole-wheaty, and suffused with cilantro and garlic. A good thing to shove in your mouth when things get too spicy.
My overall impression of their Aaloo Katahar? Kinda mediocre. I enjoyed it, but it's not as good as Best of India.
Fasika. So, plus. The orange sauce added even more loveliness. As if they needed it. They put the mm back in momos.
The rest of the menu, you'll be pleased to note, is very vegan-friendly. Each little (v) denotes a vegan option, and almost half the menu is dotted with that happy little letter.
After eating, we went back to our place and watched Star Wars: Episode I with RiffTrax.
Don't do it.