A-MA at Majnu Ka Tila
Every few months if I am stuck in one place my wanderlust kicks in. So since I could not get out that minute I decided to find a new world in my already existing world. On one such day i decided to go explore Majnu Ka Tila, a Tibetan colony tucked away in the depths of North Delhi somewhere.
It was fun, colourful, a lot of activity. It really felt like a different world especially from my comfort zone of South Delhi. There were Chinese trinkets being sold on the street, with posters in Chinese that of course made very little sense to me. But since I am not trying to write a Delhi guide but a Delhi food guide let me get on with it. We ate at A-Ma restaurant, which seems to be one of the more popular options around. Here's the break down:
- Sha-Baglep - A samosa like crust with a mutton momo like filling. Can be delicious but this was not one of those days. The mutton did not smell very fresh either.
- Chicken Momos - Not bad not great.
- Sliced Chicken w/ Vegetables - Actually quite good. Was in an brown oyster like sauce. Simple goodness. We paired this with some:
- Ting Mo - Steamed Tibetan buns with a slight sweetness to the dough. If we had just stuck to these two things I might have felt better a couple of hours after.
- Roast Chilly Pork - I have a weakness for anything you can chop off a pig, and its not called a weakness for nothing. For this pork was really rancid! I swear that sewage covered pig i saw outside when i entered was no longer there when i left! Serves me right for assuming that just because they all seem to love their pork would they care for its hygiene.
Over all it was a great day because it came as a wholesome package of shopping, music, people and food. But if it were for the food alone it would have been quite a waste of that hour and a half drive!. More than the flavours it was just the overall qulaity of their ingredients - hygiene - SERIOUSLY LACKING.
40 New Tibetan Camp, Aruna Nagar,
Majnu Ka Tila, New Delhi
Landmark: Near New Rinchan Restaurant