Tibet Travel Guide
Tibet's ethnic customs, plateau climate and religious beliefs create a unique eating style. For example, butter tea is a very unique thing that can only be found in Tibet. Whether it's vegetarian or non-vegetarian, this place offers delicious food choices for all guests.
Why are Tibetans usually not vegetarian?
Although some Tibetans follow the path of vegetarianism, many people in Tibet are not vegetarians, and they use meat as their main food. In fact, an important branch of Buddhism is Tibetan Buddhism, and its followers can eat "clean meat." This is the reason why many monks in Tibet often eat meat. The Dalai Lama himself is a good example of this. In addition, there are specific geographical reasons behind it. Under the resolute natural conditions of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, almost no vegetables can grow and prosper. Even if you find any one, it is not enough. Therefore, people on this land can't help but use meat as a means of livelihood, because without meat, they will have difficulty collecting the energy needed to carry out their daily activities.
What vegetarian food can you eat when vegetarian travelerstravel in Tibet?
Highland barley, wheat, peas, potatoes, buckwheat and canola are the main crops in Tibet. If you travel to Tibet as a vegetarian, try eating these vegetables to supplement your vitamins.You can easily eat Tsampa in Tibet. Tea made from wheat flour is mixed with Tibetan butter tea. As a convenient dish, Tsampa is very popular among nomads and travelers.When you are in Tibet, you can drink milk and Tibetan yoghurt to supplement the protein you need every day. Alternatively, try a Tibetan butter tea.
In addition, as a vegetarian in Tibet, you can find some Western restaurants in major cities such as Lhasa and Shigatse in Tibet. Before dinner, it is best to consult the tour guide and tell him that you are a vegetarian. Your guide will recommend the right restaurant for you.Tibetan Family Kitchen, House of Shambhala Restaurant, LaSa ChuFang, Holy Land Vegetarian Restaurant are the best choice.