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Tibetan Cuisine

Tibetan Cuisine

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When traveling to Tibet, of course, you can’t miss the Tibetan food and sweet tea. Tibetan food is an important part of Chinese cuisine.

Tibetan food is characterized by varied cooking of yak meat, mutton, milk product, highland barley and potato. To stew, braise, simmer, steam, fry and roast are the main ways of cooking dishes, while the staple food are made by steaming, boiling or frying.

There are many types of dishes in Tibet. While the best place to enjoy them, I believe, is Lhasa, for Lhasa is the capital city as well as the biggest city of Tibet. Some of the dishes can be very expensive, while most of them are not. You can certainly find delicious dishes at reasonable cost. The most popular dishes are Tibetan momo, stewed chicken with Chinese caterpillar fungus, a traditional herb which can also be stewed with beef. Then, there are fried mutton ribs, roast lamb leg, air-dried meat, cold yak tongue, fried beef ribs, Tibetan sausage, potato curry, stewed beef and turnip, braised beef, steamed dumplings stuffed with beef, zamba, steamed bread stuffed with potato, rice curry, ginseng sweet rice and various kinds of desserts.

As a typical Tibetan food, the zamba is made by grinding the fried highland barley flour, which boasts a good smell and taste. It’s easy to carry and there are many ways to eat it. Thus it is widely considered the best food for a traveler. The Tibetans use silver or high-quality porcelain dinner wares to serve dishes, while the most common ones are wooden.

Monks are some of the most revered members of society here in Tibet. And since we are what we eat, we’re digging into the details of a traditional Tibetan monks’ diet in an effort to become more like these men we hold in such high esteem.

Dive into the Culture of Tibetan Cuisines

Dive into the Culture of Tibetan Cuisines

Here we’ll guide you on your Tibet culinary journey. After introducing Tibetan staples dishes and beverages, we’ll get into the special meals that each part of this region has to offer. These are what you should look out for on your Tibet travels.

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The Most Beloved Food and Beverage in Tibet 

The Most Beloved Food and Beverage in Tibet 

Influenced by geography and climate, Tibetan cuisine is delicious, nutritious but quite different from other regions. Read more about best food and beverage in Tibet like Tsampa, Chang, yak butter, yoghurt and their main ingredients, cooking method and cultural significance.

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Tibetan Momo, A Kind of Exotic Dumpling in Tibet

Tibetan Momo, A Kind of Exotic Dumpling in Tibet

Here we’ll reveal the mysterious veil on Tibetan momo, a kind of exotic dumpling in Tibet, including its cooking methods, way to eat, ingredients, dipping sauce, etc.

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The Most Significant Tibetan Culture: Sweet Tea House in Lhasa

The Most Significant Tibetan Culture: Sweet Tea House in Lhasa

Sweet tea to Tibetans is just like coffee to Westerners. And the tea house is the best place to experience decent Tibetan lives and sweet tea culture. Read more about its history and top sweet tea houses in Lhasa.

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Digging into the Diet of a Tibetan Monk

Digging into the Diet of a Tibetan Monk

Monks are some of the most revered members of society here in Tibet. And since we are what we eat, we’re digging into the details of a traditional Tibetan monks’ diet in an effort to become more like these men we hold in such high esteem.

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Stone Pot-Cooked Chicken, Traditional Tibetan Cuisine

Stone Pot-Cooked Chicken, Traditional Tibetan Cuisine

You may find some Tibetan food in a place outside of Tibet, but it is difficult to enjoy authentic Nyingchi Stone Pot-Cooked Chicken which is famous traditional Tibetan cuisine at other place except in Nyingchi, east Tibet.

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Tibetan Tableware and Cookware

Tibetan Tableware and Cookware

Tibetan people have their own lifestyle that is quite different from that of other places on earth. Tibetan tableware and cookware are also unique and marked with strong Tibetan flavor.

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Tibetan beverage

Tibetan beverage

Almost every where has its own local food and beverage, so does Tibet. Tibetan beverage, featured by its unique making method and drinking style as well as its unique taste, is favored by the Tibetans for centuries. Food and beverage are also part of

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What is chang

What is chang

Do you know what is chang? Chang (also chong) is a famous Tibetan beverage. It's a kind of wine with very low alcohol content made from highland barley. To some extent, it is like beer. The Tibetans, no mantter they're women or men and no matter they'

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Tsamba - Special Tibetan Food

Tsamba - Special Tibetan Food

This page is about what is tsamba, how to prepare and eat tsamba, the traditional Tibetan staple food.

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Local Tibetan Food and Tibetan Cuisine

Local Tibetan Food and Tibetan Cuisine

The most featured Tibetan food is buttered tea, tsampa and meat. The local food and cuisine in Tibet reflect its climate and customs.

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