Gorkha Palace: A meal in photos
Kate N.G. Sommers
I was excited to hear that the delicious momo I seem to crave on chilly Saturday mornings from the Mill City farmers market would be served at the new restaurant, Gorkha Palace. Gorkha features Indian, Nepali and Tibetan cuisine in the old Mairin's Table location, a cozy location just around the corner from other well known East Hennepin eateries. What separates Gorkha from the other restaurants nearby is its call for authentic and simply prepared dishes with, as their website states, seasonal and sustainable ingredients.
Being the prepared diners that we are, we immediately placed an order for a half plate of momo, asking if we could split the six pieces between the yak and veggie options. They gladly accommodated, even asking if we wanted it split down the middle, or if we wanted more of one over another. We opted for three of each before perusing the rest of the menu. We decided to try out their house-made pappadum, which they kindly accompanied with a chickpea salad (on the house), which provided a fresh and tangy pairing when eaten with the crisp lentil wafer.