Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boulder CO: The Boulder Dushanbe Tea House

Karl and Rhonda introduced me to a gem of Boulder, the Boulder Dushanbe Tea House. The building is a gift from Boulder's sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan. As you can see from the photo below, the building is decorated ground-to-roof with handmade tile sculptures. The amount of work required to create these ceramics is astonishing; the care with which they were transported half way around the world is impressive.

The restaurant presents a world cuisine, as you will see from our dishes.

The meal started with an egg-dough bread served with olive oil.

Rhonda and I enjoyed the cheese soup which, as Karl pointed out, is not an obvious dish for a tea house but illustrates their commitment to world cuisine. Some cheese soups can be heavy and overbearing, but this soup hit the sweet spot for flavor and consistency.

These are my Indonesian noodles with peanut sauce. The sauce had a medium heat kick to it that goes very well with the peanuts.

This is Rhonda's tamarind shrimp, which she said was excellent.

And this is Karl's tagliatelle (world cuisine, indeed), which he clearly enjoyed.

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

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