Tibet differ in pastoral and agricultural
areas. The staple foods include roasted
highland barley flour ("Tsampa"), wheat flour,
Yak meat, butter, and milk. Local dishes in
pastoral areas usually consist of mutton
sausage and dried Yak meat.
The flavor of Tibetan foods is usually fresh,
heavy and strong. Salt, onion, and garlic are
the main ingredients.
There are many restaurants in Tibet's major
cities such as Lhasa, Shigatse, and Tsetang,
all of which provide ample opportunity to try
local and well prepared Tibetan cuisine.