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This hidden gem on a quiet side street off Central Square is one Boston?s few Tibetan restaurants. Rangzen - which means freedom - has calming eastern music, warm wood, and exotic artwork that relaxes diners the moment they arrive. On the wall is a huge photo of snow-capped Khawa Karpo, one of the sacred mountains in Himalayas. Tibet?s geographic location explains the food, which is influenced by China, India and Thailand. Scrumptious appetizers include the Shogo Numtak - mashed potato with cilantro and ginger, rolled in bread and fried; and the Duluma Numtak - sliced eggplant fried in chick pea batter. For main courses, try their famous vegetable, beef or chicken Momos - dumplings filled with cabbage, spinach & garlic, and served with a hot jalape?o-cilantro dipping sauce. Other favorites include the Langsha Chow - noodles sauteed with beef, shredded carrots and scallions; and the Tsel Temma - a semi-sweet dish of chickpeas, spinach and onions. The breads are also out of this world. Get the Shogo Phaley, whole-wheat bread stuffed with mashed potatoes and ginger; or the fried chickpea flour poppadums served with spicy relish. They also have a great lunch buffet. For a unique dining experience that liberates you from the same ?ol, same ?ol, take a trip to Rangzen.