Nyingchi Tour – Restaurants in Nyingchi
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Nyingchi Tour – Restaurants in Nyingchi

Update: Dec. 19th, 2012

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Bayi Town in Nyingchi is much developed than before. Tourists making a Nyingchi tour don't need to be over worried about the food problems in Nyingchi since there would be various different restaurants for your reference. The local Tibetan food and Sichuan food which matches the public taste would always be available in the restaurants in Bayi Town.

Nyingchi Tour - Restaurants in Bayi Town

Just like at the other regions on Tibet Plateau, tourists making a Nyingchi tour could always see a lot of restaurants provide Sichuan-style food in Nyingchi. Actually, Sichuan-style is widely accepted by local Tibetans and foreign tourists for its great look, good smell and delicious taste. Except for the Sichuan-style dishes, tourists could also eat some Guangdong-style food in Bayi Town, Nyingchi Prefecture. There are also restaurants specialized in fish. This kind of restaurants is quite suitable for vegetarian tourists. Besides, tourists could also try some local specialties in some small local restaurants.

Tourists making a Nyingchi tour to Bayi Town are highly advised to have a taste of the chicken stewed by the stone spot. It is one of the most famous specialties in Nyingchi. It is a quite nutrient dish which is beneficial for the adaptation to the high plateau environment for tourists come to Tibet the first time. Though some of the restaurants in Lhasa provide this dish, tourists might have the chance to enjoy the most local chicken stewed by stone pot.

Nyingchi Tour – Dietary Culture of Ethnic Groups in Nyingchi

In the remote Menyu and Luoyu Areas in Nyingchi, such as Medog County, the ancient Lhoba and Monpa people preserved their own special catering culture. The habits and customs of Lhoba people and Monpa people are quite in common for both of them lived in an isolated environment for a pretty long time. Tourists making a Nyingchi tour to Medog could hardly find Tsampa, butter oil tea and barley wine which are the most common food in other regions on Tibet Plateau. Instead, tourists could easily find millet wine and white wine brewed by corn or the ice wine which is the daily drink for local people.

Millet is the main food of Lhoba people. They would always pour the mashed millet onto the boiling water and then eat it with hands directly after it turned to sticky lumps. The Monpa people are quite fond of buckwheat biscuit and rice. Both Deng people and Lhoba people take the roasted mouse as the best dish to entertain their honored guest. All the ethnic groups in the remote areas of Nyingchi are fond of pepper for the rainy and humid climate. The pepper cultivated in Medog County enjoys high reputation.

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