Cafe Society

Tibet's Restaurant

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Like those Vietnamese cooks who used their woks and knives to recall the comforts and flavors of their distant homes, so, too, does Tibet's serve as a touchstone for a staff making its way in a new world and remembering with every breath, every movement, the one they've left behind. The flavors are powerful, the sense of longing a sweet undertone, the happiness of the cooks in the kitchen and the servers on the floor palpable as they offer these tastes to dummies like me who, with my different obsessions, might never be able to understand the intrinsic reverence of the cuisine for hearth and height and home.

But the wonder is, I don't have to. At Tibet's, all I have to do is eat.

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