Sweet Balep

Sweet Flatbread

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Appears in
Taste Tibet: Family recipes from the Himalayas

By Julie Kleeman and Yeshi Jampa

Published 2022

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In Lhasa, Tibet’s capital, sweet balep is widely sold at street stalls. When Yeshi left his village in Tibet, Lhasa was a stopping-off point, and he bought large quantities of it for the arduous journey ahead. As sweet balep keeps much better than savoury balep, and is delicious just on its own, these flatbreads saw him through those first few difficult days and felt like the gift that kept