Just off Barkhor Square in the center of old Lhasa town, you will find a very long market street - more than a kilometer. The small stalls along the first stretch sells a variety of rather tacky stuff like Tibetan, Buddhist and Chairman Mao souvenirs. At the other end you find fresh and dried yak meat, vegetables, dried mushrooms, spices, candied apples, etc. All along the market street, there are small street kitchens, where you can enjoy noodle soups, deep fried potato crisps, barbecued sweet potatoes and other specialties. So unless you're still fascinated by Chinese junk, skip the tourist stalls and head for the food section.