Pork, beef and chicken are the meats most often eaten in Bhutan, along with an array of vegetables such as; Spinach, pumpkins, turnips, radishes, tomatoes, river weed, onions and green beans. Grains such as rice, buckwheat and barley are also cultivated, depending on the local micro-climate. Rice is a staple part of a Bhutanese meal, usually accompanied […]Read More
Bhutan Cuisine, Food & Recipes
Bhutanese cuisine uses significant amounts of Red Rice – one of the few varieties that grow at high altitude, along with buckwheat and maize. Mountain people’s diet includes poultry, yak meat, dried beef, pork, pork fat and mutton.
Soups and stews are very popular, and incorporate meats, rice, ferns, lentils, dried vegetables and spiced with chili peppers, especially during the winter months.
Zow shungo, a rice dish, is mixed with leftover vegetables. The spicy ema datshi is made with cheese and chili peppers, is endemic. Its sometimes referred to as the national dish due to the pride that Bhutanese have in it.
Popular snacks include momo (dumplings), shakam eezay and liver, whilst dairy foods such as butter and cheese produced from both yak and cow’s milk are eaten regularly. Spices used in Bhutanese recipes include; cardamom, ginger, chili peppers, Sichuan pepper, garlic, turmeric and caraway.
Ema Datshi Cucumbers With Onion And Cheeses Kewa Datshi Hapai Hantue Kamrupi Biriyani Ema Datshi Ah, what better way to start this page than with a recipe for ema datshi. Some say that if you have been to Bhutan but have not eaten ema datshi then you have not been to Bhutan. This dish is […]Read More