Huarui Tibetans' Food
Huarui Tibetans mainly ate dairy and meat
in the past. Affected by agriculture society
and some of Huarui Tibetan areas have changed
to semi agricultural semi pasturing area,
Huarui Tibetan's dietetic structure also changed.
The main food is pastry, and meat and vegetables
are accessorial. Huarui Tibetans like to eat
Zanba (a kind of roasted barley flour) , beef
In Tianzhu, when summer and autumn come,
every family would dry meat in the sun, which
could be eaten during winter and spring. In
summer, every family in pasturing area will
make yoghourt, that is a good food to get
rid of hot. Tianzhu located under the mountain
of Wu Qiao Ling, its elevation is 2040-4874
meters above sea level. So the climate is
cold here. Few vegetables could be grown here,
except radish and cabbage.
Huarui Tibetans are good at drinking. When
in a festival or a guest comes, they will
welcome with wine. When Tibetans toast to
a guest, there must be three bowls to show
the meaning of lucky. When guests take the
bowls, he should use the third finger to touch
the wine, then flip the finger for three times
to toast to sky, ground and god.
If the guest cannot drink, he should hold
the bowl with both hands and refuse to drink,
to show the respect to the host.
The daily drink for Tibetans is milk tea.
The cooked tea added with salt and milk, this
is the best drink for all. Huarui Tibetans
don't eat horse, donkey, dog and cat. And
also, they won't eat food by steal and rob.
of this article is extracted from Tibetan