Bome County Dining
There are many recommended specialties and some famous restaurants in Nyingchi Bome County. Tourists could taste the traditional local food here such as highland barley wine and buttered tea.
Highland barley wine(青稞酒): Made from the highland barley, the main food produced in Tibet, Highland barley wine (also called Chiang in Tibet) is the wine favorite to Tibetan people and is a necessary part at festivals, marriage feasts and on some other important occasions.
Buttered tea(酥油茶): It is the favorite drink of Tibetan people. It is made of boiled brick tea and ghee. Ghee, which looks like butter, is a kind of dairy product of fat abstracted from cow milk or sheep milk. Tibetan people like the ghee made of yak milk. When they make buttered tea, they mix boiled brick tea and ghee in a special can, add some salt, pour the mixed liquid into a pottery or metal teapot and finally heat up it (but not boil it). People usually heat up the buttered tea because cold buttered tea is not easy to be digested and does harm to one’s stomach.
There are some restaurant here for tourists to choose.
• Bome Dengfeng Restaurant
• Bome Siwei Restaurant
• Yujianhuayuan Restaurant