Looking to try something more interesting this weekend I decided to track down the Qomolangma Hotel. This is a Tibetan provincial government hotel just north east of Lake Huhai, located in its basement is an authentic Tibetan restaurant.
After arriving via taxi, I was guided downstairs by a hotel worker to a large and completely empty dining room. As I looked through the menu I wondered if something I didn't know had scared all the locals away from the place. It didn't take me long to decide on my main coarse, as soon as I saw the dish titled "Lucky Sauteed Sheep head", I knew I would be full of regret if I didn't try it. I also ordered some yak dumplings and deep fried ginseng to try and sample a broader range of Tibetan food
|Inside Qomolangma Hotel Restaurant|
|Sheep head and skull|
By the time I asked for the check I was beginning to feel a bit unsettled, inside me a battle was being fought between the sheep I'd just consumed and my overloaded stomach. To make matters worse, the skull of the sheep was still sitting on the table right in front of me while I waited for the bill, the whole time I could feel it peering into my eyes while I sat there suffering. After the bill was paid I left the restaurant and walked toward Beiluoguxiang hoping the sheep's curse would wear off with some activity, luckily after about 45 minutes wandering the hutong my stomach finally won the battle and I was free to enjoy the rest of my night.