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Jampa's Spirit of Tibet Restaurant

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by kirsten baz (subscribe)
I am a weekend adventurer and enjoy getting out and about with the family. I live in Brisbane and my main loves are food, sport and kid related activities
Published May 10th 2014
Take a fantastic food journey to Tibet
When we visited this Tibetan restaurant over the Easter break it had just opened the week before. It is located within the Big 4 Holiday Resort at Forest Glen. The staff at the caravan park told us it had been really busy on their opening night so we made a booking for an early dinner.

Jampa's Spirit of Tibet,Tibetan Restaurant,Forest Glen
Open for dinner

On arrival, after taking about 30 steps from our cabin, the place looked good with wooden tables and traditional decorations. We were the only ones there so had the choice of an inside table or sitting on the deck. We chose the deck. This was a good choice as the kids selected their meals then ran off to the playground and we could still see-or at least hear- them.

jampa's spirit of tibet,tibetan restaurant
dine inside or on the deck

The menu looked very inviting and had some familiar dishes. The chef, Jampa, had worked in a restaurant in Brisbane that was one of our favourites. More recently he ran the Spirit of Tibet in Mooloolaba, but has moved the restaurant here. We decided to try the vegetarian momos. These steamed Tibetan dumplings were filled with vegies and tofu. Having 6 in the serve was just right for sharing. They were delicious and the home made tomato relish was an excellent accompaniment.

Jampa's spirit of Tibet,momos,Tibetan restaurant
A great start to the meal

There are lots of choices of main course with beef, goat, lamb, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options. It took me a while to decide as a few of the dishes took my fancy. I finally settled on the spicy prawns while my husband was very pleased to see his favourite protein, goat, was featured. The kids stuck to their Western dishes choosing spaghetti bolognese and chicken nuggets. At least one of them tried a momo.

Our food arrived quickly and included a serving of jasmine rice. My prawns were cooked in shuu (Tibetan for yoghurt), cream, and coconut cream, and vegetables and were delicious. I particularly enjoyed the flavour of the sauce and didn't leave any in the bowl. The Rashhi Ngu-Tse had lovely tender pieces of boneless goat and good flavour from the spices and spinach.

Jampa's spirit of tibet,goat curry,tibetan restaurant
goat curry
Jampa's spirit of Tibet,Spicy prawns,tibetan restaurant
spicy prawns
 

I would have liked to sample the Deshi, home made rice pudding, but the outdoor movie was already on so it was time to leave.

We already have plans to go back and I can't wait to try some of the other dishes on the menu. See you at Jampa's.

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Why? Try some authentic Tibetan cuisine
When: Wednesday to Sunday for dinner
Phone: 07 5476 6662
Where: Inside Big 4 Holiday Resort, Forest Glen
Cost: mains around $20
Your Comment
Been to this restaurant when it was at Mooloolaba & was disappointed when it shut down. My husband & I drove all the way from Brisbane several times just to go to it. so very happy to hear it's opened up again. AbsolutelyDelicious food & we are pretty fussy! Plus a playground? Can't wait to go!!
by amc_k (score: 0|2) 1743 days ago
The Spicy Prawns is my favourite...but there’s so much good stuff on the menu. I want to eat it all!
by happy (score: 0|4) 1691 days ago
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