Exploring the delicious cuisine of happy country Bhutan

Bhutan not only possesses many beautiful landscapes but also attracts tourists thanks to famous dishes such as Ema Datshi, and Momos.



Referring to Bhutanese cuisine, it is impossible to forget Momos. This is the name of a famous dumpling in Tibet, which is quite similar to Chinese dumplings. Momos' outer shell is made of wheat flour, while the filling is made from a variety of meat: Yak, pork, cabbage, and cheese mixed with garlic, ginger, and coriander. This is not just a common dish but is also used on special occasions and beloved by Bhutanese people.

Phaksha Paa


One of the most attractive dishes for travelers to Bhutan is Phaksha Paa. The ingredients of this dish are very simple, including pork cooked with spicy red chili and often added with radish or spinach. To process Phaksha Paa, pork, radish, ginger, kale, hot chili powder will be put into a pot and stewed until this dish become tender. Phaksha Paa, when served with rice, will be delicious.

Jasha Maroo or Maru


Jasha Maroo is one of the typical dishes in Bhutan. This is a stewed spicy chicken that is very popular with Bhutan. First, the main ingredient is chicken (sometimes replaced with beef) that will be chopped. Next, it will be put into the stew pot with the accompanying ingredients of hot chili powder, onion, tomato, coriander, and ginger. Although called stew, but after being processed, the dish still has a lot of water. Like most Bhutanese food, Jasha Maroo will be delicious if you eat it with red rice. Coming to this happy country, you don't forget to try the delicacy called Maru.

 Fiddlehead Greens


This dish is the rolled leaves of a young fern. In this country, people regard it as a vegetable. Fiddlehead is often harvested at the beginning of the season before they grow into complete leaves. Fiddlehead is rich in antioxidants, iron, and fiber. Besides, it is also a rich source of omega-3 and omega-6 acids.

Ema Datshi


"Ema" means chili and "Datshi" means cheese. This is one of the very spicy dishes in a happy country. Ema Datshi includes ingredients that characterize Bhutanese cuisine as chili and traditional cheese. If you're a spicy food fan, don't miss this delicious food.

 Kewa Datshi


Kewa Datshi is also one of the favorite dishes of people and visitors. Kewa Datshi is a simple combination of typical potato and cheese of Bhutan. According to reviews, this dish has a relatively spicy, slightly spicy flavor than Ema Datshi.

Red rice


Red rice is a special rice variety because it contains anthocyanins, an organic compound of natural origin. Red rice is not only delicious but also nutritious. It is highly anti-oxidant, anti-aging, helps the human body increase resistance. It is grown in Paro (a city in Bhutan, famous for red rice, apples, and pears). Bhutanese people often cook red rice with mushrooms and hot peppers. They also use red rice to make delicious and nutritious cakes.

By: Scarlet Johnson

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