Tibet, often called the roof of the world, has gone through many changes over the last sixty years, and so has Tibetan cuisine. Traditional Tibetan cuisine includes various kinds of noodle soup dishes, momos (dumplings), tingmo (steamed buns), phaley (wheat breads) and tsampa (barley flour). Usually our foods are light and not fried, but very filling and healthy. Because of the high altitude in Tibet, there were not many vegetables to choose from, so we do eat meat as a source of fat and protein. Otherwise, Tibetans simply could not have survived in the land of Everest for centuries!