Features of Chinese Regional Cuisines （三）
Western China Cuisine — Muslim food and Tibetan food
Regions: Xinjiang, Tibet and Gansu
Xinjiang is inhabited by many ethnic groups, and about half of the population belongs to the Uyghur minority, so Xinjiang Cuisine mostly refers to Uyghur cuisine. The food is predominantly halal food due to most Xinjiang people being Muslims.
Tibetan cuisine is a blend of flavors of Nepalese, Indian, and Sichuan cuisines due to Tibet’s position neighboring India, Nepal and Sichuan Province. It also has its own original dishes, influenced by its harsh climate where they farm yaks, e.g. yak fat tea.