You may know Taste Tibet from its stall in Oxford’s Gloucester Green Market, or from festivals, university balls or other events around the city.
During the summer months Taste Tibet pitches up at some of the biggest music festivals in the land, but it is proud to call East Oxford its home.
In wintertime however, it takes over the kitchens at Silvie on Iffley Road, slinging out momo dumplings, noodles and some really authentic Tibetan dishes created for cold weather.
IT will feed into our upcoming cookbook, and will help in the planning of our own shop, which we hope to open in East Oxford in 2020. Yes! You heard it here first!”
Chef Yeshi learned to cook outdoors on the Tibetan plateau, herding yaks and goats, and preparing the heartiest Himalayan fare for his nomadic family.
At our pop up, expect curries, stews, noodle dishes and stir-fries, plus of course Taste Tibet’s legendary momo dumplings. Our chilli dips contain peppercorns from Yeshi’s hometown in Tibet – don’t miss them!
“At high altitude, this is the soul food that warms the farming hands and bellies. Come and try it all in house or take away, now running every Friday and Saturday night at Silvie!,” his wife Julie Kleeman says.
Running from 5.30pm to 9.30pm every weekend, Silvie’s bar runs alongside, with Tap Social beers, wine on tap for refill bottles, and a range of natural wines.
Every week the menu will feature specials of the week, alongside the established crowd favourites. “We would love to have your feedback on what you enjoy the most!,” Julie says.
“This will feed into our upcoming cookbook, and will also help us in the planning of our own shop, which we hope to open in East Oxford in 2020. Yes! You heard it here first!”
Well known throughout Oxford, the stall being a Guardian and BBC Good Food Top Ten pick for Oxford, it was also the 2019 Yan-Kit So Award winners for food writers on Asia.
Taste Tibet is vegan friendly, gluten-free friendly and you can even bring your own Tupperware, or bag for the biodegradable boxes, if taking away.
The pop up evenings are currently a walk-in service only – with no advance bookings, except for large groups.
“Looking forward to seeing you at our pop up, and to sharing with you the best Tibetan food this side of the Himalayas,” Julie adds.
Silvie: 281 Iffley Road OX4 4AQ