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Tashkurgan is hardly a culinary center, but you'll find a number of basic options along Tashikuergan Lu near the junction with Hongqilapu Lu, including Wushi Lao Huimin Canting, which offers passable langman, or for something a little spicier, Yangguan Meishi turns out Sichuan favorites including huoguo and gongbao jiding.

The only upscale option is the Karakoram Restaurant at the Crown Inn (9-10:30am, 1-3pm, and 6-10pm), which offers a wide range of well-presented local, Chinese, and Western dishes. Specialties not to be missed include "High Altitude Fish seasoned with Xinjiang Spices and cooked on Tashkurgan Stones" (¥168), "Spiced Horse Salami with Sesame Seeds" (¥38), and the huge grilled yak ribs (¥188). Western dishes include pizzas and pastas (¥45-¥98), and there are tasty desserts such as apple strudel (¥18). To stock up on snacks, try Arman Supermarket on the junction of Tashikuergan Lu and Hongqilapu Lu.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.