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Tibetan Shapta Recipe

Shap Tra is a Tibetan delicacies meal of stir-fried meat tossed with ginger herb and fresh red chili. Since it is delicious and so simple, every Tibetan household makes some variation of shaptra — stir-fried meat. Nomads would be most likely to have yak, while gardeners in central Tibet would consume more beef, goat and mutton, mainly since they had more accessibility to these farm animals. These days, shaptra is most typically made from yak, beef, pork, or mutton. In spite of the popular misunderstanding that Tibetans are mainly vegan, in fact they love to consume meat.