Bhutan is a diverse country consisting of people speaking different dialects and cuisines, with different regions in Bhutan having their own unique specialties.
Generally, rice is a common ingredient of all Bhutanese dishes and is served together with different curries. The most popular dish is “Ema datsi”, chilies mixed with cheese. Bhutanese dishes are spicy and chilies are an essential part of nearly every dish. Spices include cardamom, ginger, chilli peppers, thingay (Sichuan pepper), garlic, turmeric and caraway.
Bhutanese eat a variety of meat too, the most common being pork, beef and chicken. These are prepared in different ways.
Popular beverages include butter tea, tea, locally brewed ara (rice wine) and beer.
Travel across the country and experience the Himalayan Kingdom’s dishes and delicacies.
Areas covered: Paro, Haa, Thimphu, Wangduephodrang, Punakha, Trongsa, Bumthang