Continuing the topic of street goodies in Xining (ཟི་ལིང, Silung in Tibetan), the capital of Qinghai Province (ཨ༌མདོ, Amdo in Tibetan), the multitude of food markets along the streets are equally rich and interesting (learn more here at Xining (ཟི་ལིང) Part I: Street Food).
One would only need to take a two-minute walk to see 50 different appetizing bites, colorful spices, herbal teas, pickles, yellow mushrooms, dramatic displays of raw yak meat and Tibetan mutton, seafood and many varieties of fresh locally grown produce. So I did just that with my two sisters.
After a stop at a salon, we wandered along Mojia Street in the heart of the city. This market is where I used to pay frequent visits as I had worked nearby for five years. Over a decade has passed, but some of the food vendors I was familiar with are still in business, and at a grander scale. It’s a wonderful feeling to see abundance bless.
And there were spices in every color drawing my mouth wide in smile. I couldn’t help myself from purchasing some and taking them to my parents’ home. I was not worried cultures clash and food flies; this is a place where warring foodies can unite.
A fresh small bag of ground fenugreek leaves for making bread is what I’m bringing to the U.S. from this very walk. I hope I’m not breaking many customs laws and regulations at the airport.
And any thoughts?