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. If you travel to Tibet, do not miss the delicious chicken soup.
The Chicken Soup Cooked by Stone Pot in Lulang of Nyingchi prefecture is the most famous due to its delicious taste and rich nutrients.
Chicken soup cooked by stone pot
All the main material and auxiliary ingredients used for cooking such delicious food are local, including Tibetan chicken stocked by local Tibetans, ginseng, Dangshen, conic gymnadenia tuber only produced in Nyingchi, radix-polygoni multiflori, angelica, Tibetan caladium, yam slices, rhizoma gastrodiae, coix seed, lily root, ginger, pepper, red dates, medlar and some other 15 kinds of spices. Even the water used for cooking the soup is also local.
As the main material of the Stone Pot-Cooked Chicken, the Tibetan chicken is a unique kind of chicken in snow-covered Tibet, which can endure cold and poor-oxygen and adapt to the bad climate environment on high plateau, with obvious genetic diversity. The Tibetan chickens are raised in a pollution-free environment and feed on green grass and small bugs. The special region and special rearing way make Tibetan chickens become excellent natural food with delicious meat quality, rich protein and Vitamin and low fat content.
Besides, the cook ware, stone pot is also local. The original material of the stone pot is scarce natural steatite on the steep cliff of the both banks of Brahmaputra River. Due to climate factors, the stone pot only can be collected and processed in July and August. Local Tibetans use original cutting tool to carve a single rock into a stone pot.
The stone pot contains zinc, calcium and other 14 microelements which are useful for health. The stone pot will be more useful for health if it used for a longer time. Often eating the food cooked by the stone pot will be effective for hypertension, heart disease, cardiovascular disease and some other disease.