Woodside Cafe

Momo at Woodside Cafe. [Photograph: Chris Crowley]

We've been diving into Himalayan food recently, stuffing ourselves with momos, tingo, achar, and butter tea. So when we heard that the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art was releasing a guide to the city's Himalayan food and culture, we got pretty excited.

It may not be the first ethnic cuisine to come to mind when you think of foreign food in New York, but the city boasts a fair amount of Tibetan and Nepali restaurants across the boroughs. With aspects of Chinese and Indian cooking, and plenty of ingredients and techniques all its own, Himalayan food is as cool as any other from Asia, and well worth eating.

The Himalayan NYC guide, which gets released later this week, points the way to the city's Himalayan food scene, and offers discounts for meals at those restaurants. It also has sections devoted to Himalayan shopping and culture around town—all in all, 45 business in NYC.

Get Your Copy

The listings in the guide can be found on the Himalayan NYC website, but you can only get restaurant discounts from the printed guide. It's available free with the cost of admission at the Rubin Museum (though not during the free Friday night hours), but we're giving away five copies that'll be mailed right to your door. To enter, tell us about your favorite Himalayan dish in New York in the comments below by Friday at 5 p.m. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.

A Himalayan Dish a Day

What's that? Not sure what you'd find at a Himalayan restaurant? Well we're happy to tell you. This week we'll be writing about some of the Himalayan dishes we love in the city—one of them every day. So get hungry, because this food is good.

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