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Submitted by: racheltu
Xuexin Village Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa, Tibet, China
Thousands of people travel to Tibet every year to experience the unique culture and visit some of the highest, most remote areas of the world. However, if you want to experience an authentic Tibetan lifestyle, please don’t just visit some attractions in a hurry. Try to as a Tibetan local. Eat the Tibetan food, drink the butter tea. Do you know what Tibetan cuisine that you can’t miss when you visit Tibet ?
Due to the Tibetan landscape of mountains and plateaus and the difficulty of growing vegetables, and influences from neighbors who live in India and Nepal, in Tibet the most important crop is barley. Tibetan cuisine includes the culinary traditions have their own special charm. Among the variety of Tibetan cuisine, noodles, goat, yak, mutton, dumplings, cheese, and soups are the most famous.
1.Tibetan noodle. Due to the difficulty of growing vegetables, flour milled from roasted barley, called tsampa, is the staple food of Tibet. So, Tibetan noodle is the most important food for the Tibetan. It is one of the favorite foods of Tibetans. Thukpa is a common Tibetan noodle soup made with little Shasta noodles.
2.Tibetan yogurt. Tibetan yak yogurt has a history of thousands of years as an indispensable food and offering to Tibetan people. The biggest festival of Tibet, Shoton Festival, is named after yogurt. If you are planning a Tibet tour, it is worth a try during your Tibet trip.
3. Butter tea. Butter tea probably originated in the Himalayan region between Greater Tibet and the Indian subcontinent. It is usually made from tea leaves, yak butter, water, and salt. Drinking butter tea is a regular part of Tibetan life.
When you visit Tibet it often hard to decide what to do and where to go.Great Tibet Tour
can help you to find what suits your need.