Tibet food When traveling tibet, it is advisable to have a taste of the traditional tibetan good. The representative tibetan food is stewed mutton, beef, Zamba or kind of roasted barley flour. Butter tea and barley beer. The taste of Tibetan food stresees on being light and tender. Many dishes simply put nothing, if salt, onion and garlic are excluded, as condiments, embodying the trend of food culture going back to nature. With a long history, Tibetan food is a characteristic branch of Chinese cuisine. It’s raw materials mainly include beef, mutton, meat, chicken, and vegetables like potato, turnip, etc. The staple foods are mainly rice, noodles, and barley. The main ways of cooking dishes are stew, braise, summer, fry and roast. For geographic reasons, Tibetans form their unique food culture that for visitors may is a good choice for a try but not for regular eating in tibet, visitors may selectively try some Tibetan foods with unique features, like sausage, barley beer, butter tea, sweet tea, milk tea, fresh yak milk, sour milk, Zambia beef, and mutton eaten with hand, cakes, meat sauce, talc. Most tibetan restaurant offer local food that although different from the others countries but is can be accepted by common people. Some hotels and restaurants even offer western food, India food and performances of Tibetan singing and dancing. Beer banquets are popular in Tibet. When the festival or for any celebrations there is a tradition to hold a beer banquet, especially in recent years among Lhasa people. It is quite likely that visitors come across one. The way of cooking of quantity the food and the way of setting table are closed relsted to the hosts social status, financial power and the identity of the guest, Tibetans do not eat like Han people who sit around the table. They sit separately and dishes are served individually. The main drink in a beer banquet is barley beer that is fermented directly from highland barley and tastes sweet and sour like beer. The way of drink barely beer is like this, one sip, replenish, another sip, replenish and then drink up. Tibetan people are very hospitable, in banquets, some women are specially assigned to serve beer. They wear the most beautiful clothes and sing the most charming songs and serve beer one glass after another until the guests get drunk and enjoy their sweet dreams.