VIDEO: Spicy Tibetan Laping Noodles!

By Mark Wiens 14 Comments

While walking around the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, I noticed lots of people gathered around small stalls slurping down yellow noodles.

It looked a little like the Burmese yellow tofu salad, but I later found out it’s a Tibetan cold spicy noodle dish known as “laping.”

Here’s the video…

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  • The SEO Buck

    3 years ago

    Great job Mark!

  • High Rated Gabru

    3 years ago

    Nice blog. Keep writing.

  • Tenzin Norbu

    3 years ago

    Dear Mark, Thanks for the blog and video about “Laping”. It’s my favourite and very popular in Tibet. We have white Laping and Yellow Laping. Both are spicy chilly and can serve in hot or cold. If you get a chance to visit Lhasa, I will take you to taste many traditional and street food in Lhasa, Tibet. Thanks again!
    We warmly welcome you to visit Tibet after the COVID 19!

  • Renee

    7 years ago

    Hey Mark, very nice! Love all your trip videos and really jealous 🙂 I love Tibetan and Nepali people and food. Any body wants to try this at home… I just found this video that might help Laping using potatoes-

  • Tina

    8 years ago


    Have you visited Tibet last year 2015? I don’t see any Tibet videos.

  • lily

    10 years ago

    Hi mark, I travel quite a lot too but I dare not eat street food freely like you do. (esp in Nepal)
    Many of my friends who visited Nepal suffered from serious diarrhea. Any experience with diarrhea?

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Hey Lily, glad to hear you travel a lot as well. I personally had no problems in Nepal!


    11 years ago

    Awesome posting on Spicy Tibetan Laping Noodles – really like your video…

  • smita

    11 years ago

    I think mark loves spicy red chillies 🙂 great videos and food stuff !!

  • Shalu Sharma

    11 years ago

    I love noodles and just seeing it is making me want some. Laping is one tasty dish but never tried it. But had something similar in North East India.

  • Bradley

    11 years ago

    Hey just stumbled across your site and this is the first post I saw.. I really liked your video. The girl beside you looked like she was in shock that you were next to her! Have you had some Dal Bhat yet? ill definitely be following your site from now on!

    • Mark Wiens

      11 years ago

      Thank you very much Bradley, yes I’ve had some dal bhat and I love it, such a great well rounded meal! You’ve traveled in Nepal?