Walk by the “Mahendra School” which is well-known as the ‘Phulbari’ school. Just next to the school gate you will see a lady in her Tibetan dress with the fair clean skin smiling broadly.
Sonam Dechen is the lady who every morning comes to this regular place and sets everything in a jiffy and gets ready to sell her mouth-watering laphing. She is 47 and going to be 48 after this coming Tibetan Losar which is just after two weeks. She has six children and all of them are student. Her eldest offspring is 18 where as the youngest one is just tiny of 7. She has the family of 8 which includes the children, her mother and herself. She is a very strong woman to handle everything in a very smart way.
She speaks gentle and her words are always very respectful which we Tibetan call the tune of lhasa. I wish if I can continue like her words.
Her dish “ laphing “ makes my stomach go laughing cause I can’t refuse to accept the yummy taste that last longer than it has to. Well I think this is a good dish for those who are calories conscious though!
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