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Tibet Cuisine and Food

Lhasa is located at the Tibetan Plateau, high altitude and harsh climate, so, water boils at 90 degrees which makes it hard to cook with water, and the vegetable are also scarce there.

Tibetan food could be made to help people survive in this harsh climate and stay healthy. So the main ingredients are yak meat and dairy products which are very different from the inland food.

Here we will recommend some famous Tibetan food for you to know.

1. Zan Ba

This is a famous snack of Xian for its pure fragrance and pleasant tastes. It choses the most tender beef and mutton to make the soup thick, altough fat but not greasy. The ingredients make it more popular in winter for they will warm you and contain rich nutritions.

Zan Ba

2. Buttered Tea

It is a traditional pasta with unique flavor famous both at home and abroad. It is said the name comes from the sound made during the process, when rolling the flour, when putting the noodles into the pot, when eating it. The biangbiang noodles are flexible and elastic which makes them own a nice tastes.

Buttered Tea

3. Qingke Barley Liquor

The noodles are long and uniform thickness, the saozi are fresh and fragrant, the soups are sour and hot. The noodles are made of high-quality flour, together with pork, day lily, egg, tree mushroom, bean curd and garlic stem, and several flavoring.

Qingke Barley Liquor

4. Tibetan Yogurt

There are Steamed pork with flour across the country, but they are all steamed with rice flour. Xian's is steamed with wheat pour. It is not spicy but focuses on the pungent and spiced flavour.

Tibetan Yogurt

5. Yak Meat

It looks like armet just as its name implied, the edge is thin and the middle is thick. Because it contains little water, it is easy reserved and carried. The guokui is the best gift for friends and relatives.

Yak Meat

6. Lhasa Barley Beer

Meat nipped between pancake which likes the hamburger, so it is called Chinese Hamburger. The pancake is fragrant and the meat is crisp which makes it fat but not greasy. It enjoys the worldwide reputation.

Lhasa Barley Beer

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