No worries, fabulousness comes from within, and determined by my raging desire to get some cool souvenir t-shirts from Plastered 8, Grifted and Passby Bar, I braved the pouring rain and kept spending my RMBs (check out my loot in my other blog later).
"A journey isn't a journey without a bite"
After careful considerations (due to too many fab places I wanted to visit), I was totally attracted by the beautiful colors on this Tibet Cafe. Plus, I haven't tried Tibetan food before. So here goes...
The gorgeous decor, loving the vibrant colors
At the next table, a bunch of Beijing youngsters were playing cards and munching a bucket of KFC (whoa! I didn't know we could BYOC - Bring Your Own Chicken)!!!
Nan Luo Gu Xiang - a place to see and to be seen - I was busy checking out hotnesses while waiting for my order
Lhasa Beer - RMB20 per can (yes, the city is getting expensive). I tastes ok, I love Tsing Tao Beer more
Butter Tea! Whoa! Gotta try it
It's pretty good. Creamy with a tinge of saltiness
Tomato and Cheese Soup - absolutely flavorless. It's like pieces of tomatoes and coriander in hot water...the cheese was chewy, it tastes like dried minced pork.
Barley and milk soup - again, no seasoning. Not sure if this was supposed to be eaten as dessert or appetizer. But the milk tastes great.
Curry beef rice - I love the flavors of this curry. Unfortunately, the potatoes and the rice were undercooked
What's a MOMO?...ordered them out of curiosity...
Momo turned out to be fried dumplings. These are filled with minced yak meat! Whoaaa! Yak meat tastes good, very similar to beef, only chewier. The skin of the dumplings were rather thick...and they didn't taste like they were freshly fried. Loving the juice squirting out of the dumplings though.
Gosh, I didn't mean to be such a harsh critic....
It's either Tibetan food isn't my thing, or this was NOT it.
Judging from how we generally felt about the food, I guess this is the kind of place to hang out, relax, have a couple of drinks, and enjoy the atmosphere instead of the food.
This explains the BOYC policy.