Boulder Bushanbe Teahouse

When we were in Fort Collins, our host told us that her favorite place in Boulder was the Teahouse. So we went! It is a beautiful teahouse and restaurant.
This Teahouse exists because it was a gift to Boulder from their sister city, Dushanbe. For four years, artisans from Tajikistan created the hand-carved and hand-painted ceilings, tables, stools, columns, and exterior. It really is quite beautiful, and worth a visit just to check out the artistry.
It was yet another beautiful warm and sunny Colorado day, so we sat outside. S got the soup of the day, which was a split pea. Ok, so I don’t remember having tried split pea soup back in the day, but if it tastes like this, then I need to have more of it. It was slightly chunky and had a bit of a curry flavor. Is this what it’s supposed to taste like? I have no idea, but it was pretty awesome. I could have eaten many more bowls of this.
The menu is rather mixed. I’m not sure how you would describe it. S got the Indian Masala Dosa. It is a cumin and fennel crepe stuffed with curried potatoes, cauliflower, onions, tomato, peas, topped with onion fritters and it is served with dal and cucumber yogurt. I’ve never had dosa before but now I know I like it! It was even vegetarian and is still fantastic. All the bits and pieces are super flavorful, so when you put it together, yeah, it’s a party in your mouth. It’s a popular item on the menu and definitely worth a try.
I wanted something light and noodley so I got the Spicy Indonesian Peanut Noodle. It included rice noodles, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, peppers, and peanut curry, and I got mine with tofu. This was ok. It wasn’t really very spicy or very peanuty. It was just very mild and safe. But it certainly got the job done. If you’re in Boulder, be sure to stop by to eat, have tea, or just admire the craftsmanship.

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