Tibetan Kitchen at Manchester Buddhist Centre
When the longstanding Earth Cafe closed down mid-pandemic, it was met with dismay and not just from the Buddhists above. So we were very happy to see Tibetan Kitchen open up in its place in spring 2023.
Tibetan Kitchen at Manchester Buddhist Centre is the third restaurant for these street food heroes; the others being in Whalley Range and Hebden Bridge. (They sometimes have a pop-up at Chorlton Waterpark, too).
At the Buddhist Centre, they serve hearty, nourishing food and drink inspired by travels in Tibet, Nepal, China and Northern India. They’re the kind of dishes that will get you through a winter’s day high up in the Himalayas, or a rainy afternoon on Turner Street.
There are curries, dhal, momos (stuffed, steamed and lightly fried dumplings), homemade ginger beer, pots of chai, and mango smoothies. Go for a side of balep korkun (aka Tibetan bread) or crispy cauliflower if it’s on. Or simply ask for the Manchester classic; “rice and three”. This is the NQ after all.