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Clockwise from top: tingmo steamed bread, thenthuk noodle soup, momos in soup and vegetable gravy, with condiments in center from the Himalaya Restaurant, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India TibetanFood.JPG
Clockwise from top: tingmo steamed bread, thenthuk noodle soup, momos in soup and vegetable gravy, with condiments in center from the Himalaya Restaurant, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India

Tingmo (Standard Tibetan : ཀྲིན་མོག) is a steamed bread in Tibetan cuisine. [1] It is sometimes described as a steamed bun [2] that is similar to Chinese flower rolls, [3] with a soft and fluffy texture. [4] It does not contain any kind of filling. A tingmo with some type of filling, like beef or chicken, is called a momo. Tingmo are often paired with vegetable dishes, meat dishes, dal dishes, [5] and phing sha (a dish consisting of cellophane noodles, meat, and wood ear mushrooms). [4] It is speculated that the name "tingmo" is a contraction of "tinga" ("cloud" in the Tibetan language) and "momo" ("dumpling" in the Tibetan language). [4]


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  2. Tibet, Tibet - Patrick French. p. 77.
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