Located on a sleepy stretch of San Pablo Avenue, Tashi Delek is not, and doesn’t aspire to be, a destination restaurant. But for adventurous eaters and homesick Himalayan ex-pats, the wide-ranging menu offers an intriguing, and often quite delicious, array of Tibetan, Nepali, Bhutanese, and Indian dishes. Start with an order of Tibetan sha baley (fried buns with a crisp, chewy exterior and a juicy beef filling) or the Indian street snack known as samosa chaat, which features whole chickpeas and the smashed-up pieces of a fried samosa, topped with tamarind chutney and a drizzle of yogurt. For entrées, you can choose from a variety of curry house standards, but for a classic taste of the Himalayas try the mok thuk: a generous portion of momos (Central Asia’s take on a steamed dumpling) served in a bowl of wholesome, soul-warming beef broth.
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