A staple food of Tibetans, it looks like mainland China fried wheat flour, prepared with main ingredients of barley flour as well as pea and oat powder.
Tibetans bring the Zanba cake wherever they go, to farm, to graze and to travel. It is a convenient fast food, especially welcom in sparsely populated and fuel-scarce areas.
Its main ingredients are butter and milk as well as walnut kernel, peanut and sesame, egg and salt, being stirred in a barrel, then mixed with boiled tea and brawn- red coloring matter. After being stirred for a few seconds, a fragrant barrel of buttered tea is ready. It is poured into a big kettle and kept warm on a stove for drinking.