City Notebook: A Nepali home in Mountain View

I have been spending some time with a large extended Nepali refugee family, helping my friend Lam Thuy Vo on her project, “Loving Long-Distance.” What a lovely family. This is Tulsi Kafle, who is 17, showing me a picture of the refugee camp where he was born on his iPhone.

Here is his cousin, the adorable Bibesh Kafle, age 10, making us all some chatpate, a Nepali rice snack. Here he is with all the ingredients:


Here it is, all done:


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Julia O’Malley is a journalist who lives in Anchorage. She writes about culture, family, home, the environment and food in Alaska.

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