To travel safely and healthy, food is very important to prevent unnecessaryillness or trouble in the middle of a wonderful trip.
We always suggesting our clients to choose the restaurant carefully and eatlight at the arrival day.
Food: Traditional Tibetan food is pretty basic, and stems from the staples ofbarley and yak products.
Tsampa is an aquired taste – ask your guide to show you how tsampa is mixedwith tea in a bowl.
Momos are quite good, and thugpa is great comfort food.
You will also probably be offered Tibetan tea at some point; a salty tea made ofyak 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.
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 thefurther 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 safetyconcerns.
Most restaurants are safe to eat in, but if it looks deserted, dirty, or you justfeel uncomfortable, you should probably seek another option.
Guesthouses catering to backpackers and the occasional hostel or hiprestaurant will offer a western breakfast menu of pancakes with honey andbananas, yogurt or cereal.
Otherwise, most hotels will serve a Chinese-style breakfast, including steameddumplings, eggs-boiled or scrambled with tomoatoes, hot veggies, a bland formof rice-pudding and tea.
Vegetarians will have no trouble finding vegetable, noodle and tofu dishes inChinese restaurants.
While you may get tired of the same dishes over and over, you are bound tofind a favorite; whether it be spicy eggplant, fried green beans or spicy tofu.
Water: Tap water is not considered safe for drinking for most Westerners, but isfine for brushing your teeth with.
We recommend purchasing bottled water, bringing purification tablets or boilingyour own water if trekking.