"Apart from tea, tsampa is the staple, indeed often the only, diet of the Tibetans. It is a kind of flour made from roasted barley. This is how you eat it. You leave a little buttered tea in the bottom of your bowl and put a big dollop of tsampa on top of it. You stir gently with the forefinger, then knead with the hand, meanwhile twisting your bowl round and round until you finish up with a large dumplinglike object which you proceed to ingest, washing it down with more tea. The whole operation demands a high degree of manual dexterity, and you need a certain amount of practical experience before you can judge correctly how much tsampa goes with how much tea. Until you get these proportions right the end product is apt to turn into either a lump of desiccated dough or else a semiliquid paste which sticks to your fingers. Sometimes you lace this preparation with a form of powdered milk, made from curds which have been dried in the sun.”
Migot, André. (1955). Tibetan Marches. Translated and with an introduction by Peter Fleming, p. 103.. E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., New York.
Momo - dumpling made of flour-and-water dough filled with yak meat mixed with onion, garlic and sometimes potatoes. In some regions also filled with cabbage and potato or cheese.
Thenthuk - noodle soup with wheat flour dough, mixed vegetables and pieces of mutton or yak meat.
Naadam (Mongolian: Наадам, lit. “games”) is a traditional type of festival inMongolia. The festival is also locally termed “eriin gurvan naadam” (эрийн гурван наадам) “the three games of men”. The games are Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery and are held throughout the country during the midsummer holidays. Women have started participating in the archery and girls in the horse-racing games, but not in Mongolian wrestling.
In 2010, Naadam was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.