Category Archives: Food

Tibetan Culture: Tholma (Tibetan Breakfast)

Tibetans use roasted barley flour to make a porridge called tholma. While tsamba is dry and has the consistency of dough, tholma is more liquidy and has the consistency of porridge.  Tholma is generally considered to be a breakfast food. For Tibetan families, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It is the

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Tibetan Culture: Tsamba

Tsamba is one of the most important types of food for Tibetans, which they eat on a daily basis.  To make tsamba, roasted barley flour is usually mixed with butter, traditional Tibetan dried cheese, sugar, and Tibetan tea.  The result is tsamba, a sweet delicious cake consumed in every Tibetan village. Barley flour, the primary

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