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The Lhasa Moon Tibetan Cookbook


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ISBN13: 9781559391047
ISBN10: 1559391049
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Located on Lombard Street in San Francisco's Marina District, Lhasa Moon is one of the finest Tibetan restaurants in the West. A unique mix of Asian influences and Tibetan regional ones, its cuisine delights vegetarians and meat lovers alike. This cookbook of the restaurant's most popular dishes includes recipes for soups, snacks and appetizers, the famous Tibetan momos, popular noodle dishes, tsampa and breads, sweets, and beverages. It also provides an excellent overview of the foods grown in Tibet with their special climate and regional variations; foreign influences; daily meals; the types of household kitchens; food served in monasteries; and food for Tibetan celebrations. A section on special ingredients and substitutions is also included.


A cookbook from the Lhasa Moon in San Francisco, combining a unique mix of Asian and Tibetan influences.


The Lhasa Moon is one of the finest Tibetan restaurants in the West.

About the Author

Zara Houshmand is an Iranian-American writer. She is active in modern Iranian theater as well as traditional Balinese puppetry, and her own plays have been produced in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. She cooks compulsively for friends and especially enjoys cooking for retreats.

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HeidiSueRoth, March 27, 2012 (view all comments by HeidiSueRoth)
The Lhasa Moon cookbook comes from a restaurateur who turned traditional techniques and dishes into popular meals in San Francisco. For the home-cook the collection is an interesting offering. Your current experience and tastes will determine if the recipes inspire or leave you wishing for more.

The introduction and cultural education information highlights the interesting aspects of the book. The author brings you into the practices and influences that created the basis for the recipes. I learned a number of things; the information is engaging and well-written.

Layout and style in the book represent an older tradition. As a result line drawings make up most of the graphics. Each page basically represents one recipe, but the style is dual columns on each page. Many cooks will find the newer style easier to follow.

The flavors are also an interesting split in this book. For those just beginning their journey on exploring the tastes of Asian cooking styles, the recipes can open a door on new techniques and combinations. Offering a variety of fillings for classic Momos or dumplings, The Lhaso Moon Tibetan Cookbook is a great opportunity to explore recognized techniques and those that go some beyond this arena.

Individuals with a solid base in the spices and tastes bridging Indian and Chinese cooking would be well-served to choose a book with fewer adjustments for a basic, Western palate.

You can have a lot of fun with this cookbook, just like we did during our test meal. Thanks to so many interesting cookbooks, a bunch of my friends got together to help me test out some interesting flavors. My philosophy of food is Cook! Eat! Laugh! With your friends…and that’s just what we did. As a result, a top pick from this book came to forefront.

The comments included: Yummy. Comforting. Great Texture. All for the best recipe tested from this book for Roasted Eggplant Soup.
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Product Details

Wangmo, Tsering
Houshmand, Zara
Snow Lion Publications
Ithaca, N.Y. :
Cookery, oriental
Lhasa Moon (Restaurant)
Cookery, Tibetan.
Regional & Ethnic - Asian
General Cooking
Cooking and Food-Asian
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
8.27x8.29x.37 in. .60 lbs.

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