Samye Restaurant: Dine in a monastery
Samye Monastery has its own restaurant. The monks eat downstairs and any tourists eat upstairs whilst looking down at the monks.
Unfortunately the food here is the same as everywhere else and nothing especially "monky" is served. The menu is fairly extensive and mid range in price. Surprisingly, beer is available in several brands!!
Samye Guesthouse: You can bring your own food and drink
Although there is a restaurant in the Samye Guesthouse, it required pre-booking in order to cater for groups. We had brought our own picnic with us, which they allowed us to eat in the restaurant. Our picnic, which was prepared and provided for us by the hotel in Zedang, consisted of a chicken pieces, a boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, a boiled potato, cashew nuts and a boiled egg. It was quite pleasant as picnics go, and filled us up enough to continue our afternoon explorations of Samye monastery.
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