|In absence of chip pics, here are potatos and mud sauce, Peru|
Tired workers lounged on low stools and a bed frame. Mr Cuong, my security guard, was eating a large portion of delicious looking chips; something that I hadn’t realised I’d missed until that moment. Refusing an offer of one from him, I quickly asked Miss Hang, the cook, for my own extra large portion.
They were in fact chip shaped lumps of deep fried pigs fat. Bugger.
|A chap, in Tibet|
The staple food stuff is Yak butter tea. This is tea where the milk is substituted by rancid yak butter and the sugar by salt. It’s not as bad as it sounds, as long as you try not to think that you’re drinking tea and consider it as a tea infused soup. I would be given countless cups of this tea throughout the day. It was also mixed with the other staple, tsampa (barley flour), to produce a stodgy paste that provides the main carbohydrate. Aside from this, in my two visits to Tibet (1993 and 2001) I didn’t see any other food, aside from MSG flavour instant noodles.