Changkol Recipe: To Start Losar Morning Off Right

-+*Try some changkol, as Tibetans do, for the first dish you eat on the first day of Losar, Tibetan New Year :-)   Changkol, also sometimes called koenden, is pretty exotic from a western perspective, and may not be the most appetizing-looking dish, though we think a lot of folks who try it will like […]

Tibetan Chang: How to Make Rice Beer

-+*Tibetan chang is an alcoholic drink that is made of barley, rice or millet. Tradtionally, it is a very common part of life. Tibetans drink it at funerals and celebrations, while working and playing, and at all ages. Little kids get a little taste of chang and many elders drink it as well. Just about […]

How Well Do You Know Your Tibetan Food?

-+*  Eleven Sometimes Surprising Facts about Tibetan Food   Test how much you really know about Tibetan cuisine with the list below. Give yourself a point for every fact in the list below you already knew, and please tell us in the comments below how well you did, or if you know any other facts […]

Tibetan Food: A Visual Guide

-+*Tibetan food, which evolved to sustain a hardy people living at an average elevation of 16,000 feet, is like no other food in the world. Who else but Tibetans have a great time drinking salty tea and eating sweet rice in the same sitting? Or grow up on a steady diet of roasted barley flour […]

Your Insider’s Guide to Losar Eating — Part 2

-+*This is the second of a two-part series on Tibetan New Year food traditions. In part one, we explored the traditions of the days leading up to Losar, including the preparation of Losar cookies (khapsay), the Eve of Losar Eve’s soup (guthuk), and the chemar bo. In part two we will look at the Losar holidays […]