The Norden Blog

An intimate look into life on the Tibetan Plateau around the Norden Camp

The Joma Story

Joma is a high protein, bulbous root that grows in clumps in the rich, black soil of the pasture. The native pigs spend all their time scroung¬ing for it, sometimes digging up large areas of grassland. The root lends such a flavor to local pork that the pigs are called “joma pigs.” At Norden joma is also used as the basis for soups, salads and delicious desserts.