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Food & Drink in Sertar(Serthar or Seda)
In Sertar(Serthar or Seda), Catering Industry is not developed, so most tourists choose to eat in Buddha School, where there are several small restaurants, mainly selling vegetarian food and noddles. If you want to eat meat, you might as well go to the restaurant in the county, where you can have typical Tibetan food, hotpot, and instant spicy steampot (a kind of Sichuan food), which can satisfy your desire of eating meat. Tibetan food contains yak meat, Tuotuo meat, etc, coupled with melted butter tea and barley cake, which is really delicious and interesting.
If you are not into Tibetan food, it will be difficult for you to eat well; plus altitude sickness, you will have no appetite. Thus, don’t be too particular about food in Tibetan area, try to feed yourself well and to keep energy.
Tsampa is the main food of Tibetan people, like the fried noddles in mainland, which is convenient for taking and eating. The raw ingredients include barley, peas and oats. Usually you pinch a cloud of Tsampa and tear it up to eat. Besides, it also contains melted butter, sugar, and barley wine. People from mainland may do not like it, but you can taste it if you are interested.
Usually you can have Yogurt, Milk Cookie, Milk Dregs and Triple Cake. Triple Cake is taken as the best food to serve guests in spring festival.
Yak Butter Tea
Yak Butter Tea is the typical drink in Tibetan area, main ingredients including melted yak butter, milk, walnut, peanut, sesame seeds, egg and salt. When you visit Sertar(Serthar or Seda), you can drink a bowl of melted butter tea. This can help you drive coldness away when cold, drive greasiness away when eating meat, and keep you full when hungry.
Blood sausage is the top food in Tibetan area. If the host serve guests with blood sausage, it is the honor of guests. Blood sausage is made of casting, blood, spices and yak meat (or pork), which is really nutritious and delicious.
Yak meat is a kind of normal food in Tibetan area, including dried yak meat, pot-stewed yak meat and dishes made of fresh yak meat. The meat you can eat most in Sertar(Serthar or Seda) is Tuotuo Meat, sold based on kilograms, made mainly of beef and mutton. The size of it looks like very big, but you can cut it into slices after cooking it.
Buddha School Restaurant佛学院餐馆
All dishes in this restaurant are vegetarian food, which also taste good. You can decide yourself what amount you can eat, because you have to finish them. The most delicious food there is potato. The price of package is few Yuan, also you can order dishes you like, but it is slightly more expensive than packages.
Address: inside Larung Gar Buddhist Academy
Opening Time: the whole week except Sunday
Transportation: you can walk to this restaurant in the school
Price: 15 Yuan per person averagely
Heping Vegetarian Restaurant和平素菜馆
There are fired rice, fried dishes, and soup in this restaurant, price of about 6 to 12 Yuan, fried rice with eggs of 5 Yuan. The dishes may be a little greasy, and rice may be a little difficult to chew.
Address: across Lama Scripture Hall in Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Sertar(Serthar or Seda) County
Transportation: to walk to the restaurant inside Buddha School
Price: 10 Yuan averagely per person
It is a typical restaurant, not a large scale, in Tibetan style, decorated with Tangka and paintings on the wall. The owner is kind, simple and friendly. Tuotuo meat is very delicious, 80 Yuan per KG. Zangbao also tastes good and is vary cheap.
Address: South Jixiang Street in Sertar(Serthar or Seda) County
Transportation: to enter South Jixiang Street from Jinma Road, and walk there about 10 meters
Price: 45 Yuan averagely Per person
Leshan Dazhong Chuanchuan乐山大众串串香
This restaurant is near Jinma Hotel, but difficult to find. Though it is not typically original Chuanchuan (meat or vegetables through a stick) in Chengdu, it still tastes good. Meat stick is 1 Yuan and vegetable stick for 0.5 Yuan. Local yak meat is recommended.
Address: on Middle Jianshe Road in Sertar(Serthar or Seda) County
Transportation: to walk through the lane at right side of Jinma Hotel, and walk there about 150 meters, on the first floor of the post office
Price: 40 Yuan averagely per person
It’s a good Sichuan hotpot restaurant in Sertar(Serthar or Seda) County. It’s really happy if you can have a big dinner like hotpot to your heart’s content in such county with poor infrastructure.
Address: NO. 2 on East Jinma Street in Sertar(Serthar or Seda) County (near Jinma Square)
Transportation: toward East Jinma Street you can walk there