Tibetan Kitchen

in Leh

Local families tend to eat at home, but for a special treat this is one of the few tourist-area restaurants they are likely to come to, thanks to ever-reliable Chinese, tandoori (after 6pm), Indian and especially Tibetan cuisine. The chicken thukpa (Tibetan noodle soup) is beautifully balanced. Try the sabagleb, essentially a crispy circular pie with momo stuffing inside.

It's hidden away off a Fort Rd car park and has a dozen outdoor, partly shaded tables (candlelit at night) on a ground of pebbles. Reservations essential.