The main place to eat in Langmusi is Lesha's on the main street. It is written up in the Lonely Planet and consequently has a backpacker feel about it. It is comfortable with a stove in the middle of the room and has an extensive menu including their famous Yak burger. Most people can't finish a small Yak burger let alone the large which is around 30cm in diametre!! There are no prizes for finishing one but you'd feel pretty impressed with yourself!!
Items on the menu range from traditonal Tibetan to Chinese and western. Prices are reasonable for all food as well as drink.
Oh, if you can fir an apple pie in after your Yak burger I'd definitely recommend it!!
If you want a quick but nourishing lunch you have to go for a noodlesoup. Every restaurant makes its won variety. Most of the time you can choose between vegetable or with meat. This is with lamb, as we were in a muslim restaurant.
Noodlesoup will set you back about 1 euro or less.
When you are in an area where Hui live you have to try the muslim tea. There are all kinds of berries and nuts in there. Usually the treasures are put in your cup and hot water is added endlessly, until there is no taste left. But in the case of the picture we were in a small restaurant in Linxia (in shock of the buscrash) and they served a pot of this muslimtea.
In Lanzhou there is an entire street filled with foodstalls. They sell good food and drinks. Try the sheepmeat from the muslims, or the duck, or whatever you like.
But do try the atmosphere in the foodstreet.
Coming from the railwaystation cross the road and turn right for a short while, the food street will be at your lefthand.
Leisha´s café in Langmusi is very famous with backpackers and other tourists. She serves great yakburgers, but one thing you simply have to try is the applepie. Good as dessert, but also great as breakfast or take it for a snack on the road.
When you are in Gansu or other far Western provinces of China, you must try their spicy and delicious mutton sticks which are available on the roadside stalls.
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