Hip to be square in Davis Square, Somerville
Davis Square's only Tibetan restaurant is small, with the Eight Auspicious Signs depicted in wooden carvings, a portrait of the Dalai Lama, and a painting of sweet-faced yaks. The Tibetan dumplings (momos) are stuffed with beef or pork or spinach and potatoes. Add cracked-wheat soup, masala mint soda, or Tibetan butter tea (with salt and milk, but it's mostly butter) and you have an inexpensive meal. Save room for daysil, sweet rice with saffron, nuts, and raisins. 233 Elm St., 617-666-0660.