For those who can’t make it to Tibet, Xiàhé provides an opportunity to develop an appetite for the flavours of the Land of Snows, whether it’s mómo (dumplings), tsampa (a porridge of roasted barley flour), yak-milk yoghurt or throat-warming glasses of the local barley-based firewater (chang in Tibetan, qīngkèjiǔ, 青课酒 in Chinese).