Shop Numer 4 (that’s what it’s known as) is a small and perhaps the oldest Tibetan shop in Mcleodganj, Dharamshala. It is known for the two food items it serves – Momos (both steamed as well as fried) and Thukpa. For an eatery serving only two items, this old shop draws huge crowds for its fresh momos and flavourful thukpa. The Mutton momos are a must try here – they have a filling of minced mutton along with local spices, onion and garlic – all the filling ingredients are grated and sautéed before being stuffed into the momo jackets. The thukpa gained popularity due to the extra soft noodles that are used in it. Freshly prepared, steaming hot thukpa is a perfect meal at any time of the day in this hilly town.
For more locally-recommended eateries in Dharamshala, check out the post below.
Dharamshala and Mcleodganj: A Food Guide
- The noodles used in the thupka are home made by the owner herself. Made of a mixture of refined flour and eggs, they are soft and fresh.