Meals and Restaurants in Tibet
To travel safely and healthy, food is very important to prevent unnecessary illness or trouble in the middle of a wonderful trip. We always suggesting our clients to choose the restaurant carefully and eat light at the arrival day.
 
Food: Traditional Tibetan food is pretty basic, and stems from the staples of barley and yak products. The most common main dishes are Tsampa (roasted barley flour, yak butter and tea mixed into a dough), momos (steamed dumplings filled with meat or vegetables), and thugpa (a noodle stew with meat and/or vegetables). Tsampa is an aquired taste – ask your guide to show you how tsampa is mixed with tea in a bowl. Momos are quite good, and thugpa is great comfort food. A special treat (with a slightly acquired taste), if you are lucky enough to find fresh yogurt is supreb tast, which nomads make from yak milk.

You will also probably be offered Tibetan tea at some point; a salty tea made of yak butter, milk, salt and tea leaves. While Tibetans love it, it is an acquired taste for most foreigners. Tibetans are very hospitable and will serve you tea continuously. You are welcome to take a sip or two out of respect and the host will keep refilling your cup. It is also OK to ask for hot water or sweat tea if butter tea is not to your liking.

There are just a few Tibetan restaurants specializing in local fare, and the further you go from Lhasa, the less traditional food you will find. Most restaurants in Tibet are Chinese, and serve spicy Sichuan-style fare.The food is hot and many dishes are stir-fried, eliminating most safety concerns. Most restaurants are safe to eat in, but if it looks deserted, dirty, or you just feel uncomfortable, you should probably seek another option.

Guesthouses catering to backpackers and the occasional hostel or hip restaurant will offer a western breakfast menu of pancakes with honey and bananas, yogurt or cereal. Otherwise, most hotels will serve a Chinese-style breakfast, including steamed dumplings, eggs-boiled or scrambled with tomoatoes, hot veggies, a bland form of rice-pudding and tea.

Vegetarians will have no trouble finding vegetable, noodle and tofu dishes in Chinese restaurants. While you may get tired of the same dishes over and over, you are bound to find a favorite; whether it be spicy eggplant, fried green beans or spicy tofu (watch out for tofu and meat combinations).

 

Water: Tap water is not considered safe for drinking for most Westerners, but is fine for brushing your teeth with. We recommend purchasing bottled water, bringing purification tablets or boiling your own water if trekking. Note: There are no recycling facilities in Tibet, so please be mindful of your waste. You may be able to save your plastic bottles and turn them in at a convenience store, where they have a slightly better chance of being carted off to a landfill or the rare recycling plant in China. 

 
Below we have selected some best restaurant that serves very good dished with wide-range option of Tibetan, Nepalis and Indian food.
Lhasa Kitchen
It is located right in front of the Jokhang temple and nice
House of Shambhala Restaurant
The House of Shambhala Restaurant is located at heart of Lhas
Tibetan Family Kitchen
Tibetan family kitchen is located at Lhasa city. The restaur
Dunya Restaurant
One of the best places to eat in Lhasa is Dunya restaurant.
Mayke Ame Restaurant
Mayke Ame Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants
Snowland Restaurant
The Snowland Restaurant is located in Lhasa which is the mos
Lhasa Namaste Restaurant
Lhasa Namaste Restaurant serves Tibetan, Nepalese, Indian, C
Tashi I Restaurant
There are two Tashi Restaurant in Lhasa- Tashi 1 and Tashi 2
Kyichu Restaurant
This is one of the best restaurant in Lhasa. The restaurant
Po Ba Tsang Restaurant
Po Ba Tsang Restaurant is located in Lhasa. It is one of the
Songtsen Tibetan Restaurant
Songtsen Tibetan Restaurant is located in Shigatse , Tibet.
Tashi Restaurant
Tashi restaurant is located in Shigatse, Tibet. It is one of
Shigatse Wordo Kitchen
Shigatse Wordo Kitchen is located at the heart of Shigatse c
Third Eye Restaurant
The Third Eye Restaurant is located in Shigatse, Tibet. It i
Woeser Zedroe Tibetan Restaurant
The Woeser Zedroe Tibetan Restaurant is located in Lhasa and
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