Tibetan Dumplings at Eastern Market? Here’s the Menu
by Larry Janezich
Former popup restaurant Dorjee Momo has found an evening home (at least through August – maybe longer) at Bullfrog Bagels on 7th Street near Eastern Market.
When evening comes, Bullfrog Bagels – which operates 8am – 2pm, is transformed into Dorjee Momo with the addition of traditional Tibetan décor at the 22 upstairs seats.
Momos are vegetable or meat Tibetan dumplings, some gluten free, and can be accompanied by Tumeric rice, sweet buns, spicy Tibetan sauce, or “roadside pickles”. See the menu below.
The restaurant also offers a vegetarian or meat based Sichuan hot pot for four which – the owners warn – can be made more spicy, but not less.
Beverages include wines – and cocktails with a decidedly Tibetan spin.
Co-owner Dorjee Tsering worked at Bullfrog Bagels, Maketto, and Sospeso. He and his wife/partner Amjerjade started catering traditional Tibetan dinners in private homes before graduating to Union Kitchen which helps launch fledgling restaurants. That led to popups and the stint at Bullfrog Bagels. Next stop: a permanent brick and mortar outlet.
Dorjee Momo is open Thursday – Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. 317 7th St. SE; for their webpage, go here: http://www.dorjeemomo.com/