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Bhutan dinner

Bhutan Foodie travel: Super exploring local cuisine and restaurants as a couple

Bhutan is a food lover’s paradise, with a unique and distinct cuisine that is shaped by its Buddhist culture and geographical location. As a couple, you can explore the local cuisine and restaurants in the nation to experience the authentic flavors and hospitality of the country. Here are some tips and recommendations for a foodie travel:

Must-try dishes in Bhutan:

Bhutan food

1. Ema datshi: A spicy chile pepper and cheese stew that is considered the national dish of the country.

2. Momos: Steamed dumplings filled with meat or vegetables, typically served as an appetizer.

3. Jowo: A traditional Bhutanese rice dish made with rice, vegetables, and spices.

4. Shaphaley: A deep-fried pastry filled with meat or vegetables, often served as a snack or appetizer.

5. Gundruk: A fermented green tea leaf soup that is rich in nutrients and flavor.

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Restaurants to try:

Bhutan Red Rice + Ema Datshi + dried beef

1. Bhutan Kitchen: Located in Thimphu, this restaurant serves traditional Bhutanese dishes with a modern twist.

2. Migma’s Restaurant: In Paro, this restaurant offers a range of traditional dishes, including momos and jowo.

3. Tandin’s Restaurant: In Thimphu, this restaurant serves a mix of traditional and international dishes, including vegetarian options.

4. Kyichu Restaurant: Located in Punakha, this restaurant offers a range of traditional dishes, including ema datshi.

5. Tashi Delek Restaurant: In Thimphu, this restaurant serves traditional dishes, including shaphaley and gundruk.

Foodie tips:

1. Try local markets: Visit local markets like the Thimphu Central Market or the Paro Market to try street food and fresh produce.

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2. Eat at local restaurants: Eat at local restaurants instead of touristy ones to get a taste of authentic Bhutanese cuisine.

3. Respect local customs: Respect local customs and traditions when eating at local restaurants or trying street food.

4. Be adventurous: Be adventurous and try new dishes and flavors that you may not be familiar with.

5. Learn about local ingredients: Learn about the local ingredients used in the cuisine, such as chilies, cheese, and fermented tea leaves.

Things not to do in Bhutan

Tips for couples:

1. Book in advance: Book restaurants in advance, especially during peak travel season, to ensure availability.

2. Try sharing plates: Try sharing plates and dishes to experience the local cuisine together.

3. Be mindful of spice levels: Be mindful of spice levels when trying new dishes, as some Bhutanese dishes can be quite spicy.

4. Enjoy the atmosphere: Enjoy the atmosphere and ambiance of the restaurants you visit, which are often cozy and intimate.

5. Take your time: Take your time when eating and enjoying each other’s company, as mealtimes are an important part of Bhutanese culture.

By following these tips and recommendations, you can have a wonderful foodie travel experience in Bhutan as a couple and enjoy the authentic flavors and hospitality of the country.

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