Bhutanese Beef with Radish and Mushroom Stew (Contains Beef | Gluten-Free | Slightly Spicy) I’ll always remember my first lunch in wintry Thimphu. That luscious taste of the beef broth and its lingering warmth! I recreated the dish with white radish, mushrooms, green chillies, cellophane noodles and thingey, a tingly Bhutanese black pepper. Enjoy it […]Continue Reading
SouperChef Special | Bhutanese Radish Stew
Download Bhutan, Unfiltered: A Photo Journal to view our stunning curation of photos taken during our three trips, showcasing Bhutan’s unembellished culture, cuisine, community and how they choose good in their happy country! Bhutanese Radish Stew Vegan | Contains Egg | Dairy-Free* | Gluten-Free | Slightly Spicy) (*Please request to omit condiment ezay if […]Continue Reading
SouperChef Special | Bhutanese Beef with Radish and Mushroom Stew
Bhutanese Beef with Radish and Mushroom Stew (Contains Beef | *Dairy-Free | Gluten-Free | Slightly Spicy) *Please note that condiment for this soup contains dairy. Our very first lunch in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, was a buffet spread at a modest restaurant. One of the dishes we were served was a beef broth […]Continue Reading
SouperChef Anna Travels | Take Me To Bhutan
This is The Soup Spoon’s second visit to Bhutan to gather our Souper Inspirations for “Take Me To Bhutan”. Our sponsor Druk Asia and partner DrukAir have been instrumental in planning the unique culinary and cultural experiences that Bhutan has to offer, and we are deeply thankful for that. These blog entries capture our happy memories […]Continue Reading
7 Things From 7 Days In Bhutan | 1. You can eat chilli with every meal.
Many have asked me, “What do Bhutanese eat?” We tell you here! Ema Datshi If Hainanese Chicken Rice is to Singapore, we wouldn’t be too far off to say ema datshi is to Bhutan. I don’t think we’ve had a meal in Bhutan that isn’t served with ema datshi! The airline food was a sign […]Continue Reading
7 Things From 7 days In Bhutan | 2. Food tastes even better when you know the sources.
We couldn’t have come at a better time – during summer in Bhutan, the land is impressively shrooming with mushrooms, peaches, plums, flowers of all colours! In this post, we languish in Bhutan’s simplicity and explore her down-to-earth and back-to-basic ways in appreciating what nature has blessed her with. Bhutan has banned the sales of […]Continue Reading
7 Things In 7 Days in Bhutan | 3. Traditions are for sharing.
Food transcends all boundaries, and both our trips to Bhutan were marked by this respect for food as we exchanged stories and traditions with our hosts in our cookouts and gatherings. “To zowa sho” means “come eat”” in Dzongkha, the official language of Bhutan. This simple invitation encapsulates what our journal hopes to do because […]Continue Reading
7 Things From 7 Days In Bhutan | 4. No traffic lights, no problem.
Bhutan is a land of surprises. You will probably have heard about how this Himalayan kingdom is the first country where Gross National Happiness (GNH) is measured and deemed more important than Gross National Product. Ugyen shared his experience of filling up a long survey of questions that the Centre For Bhutan Studies has designed. […]Continue Reading
7 Things From 7 Days In Bhutan | 5. You can get Dzong-ed out, but you don’t have to
Culturally, Bhutan is unquestionably spiritual, and it’s difficult to traverse without passing through a Dzong on a nearby mountain. Dzongkha is Bhutan’s official language and ‘dzongkha’ literally means ‘the language spoken in the dzongs and administrative centers in all the districts of Bhutan’. Such is the level of significance dzongs command in Bhutan! More than […]Continue Reading
7 Things From 7 Days In Bhutan | 6. Look before you leap
Our Bhutanese farm-to-table journeys were marked by many amusing stories, thanks to wonderful travel companions and a humourous guide and driver. I’m souper glad to be able to return to these photos and travel journal that cemented the light-hearted moments in our memories. Join me, please! In Bumthang, we spent magical mornings in open fields […]Continue Reading
7 Things From 7 Days In Bhutan | 7. Green is free, but it ain’t cheap
The expansive lands in Bhutan are the perfect demonstration of simplicity and stewardship of what nature has to offer. In the mornings, the winds are strong, whipping our faces, bringing the sharp scent of the crops over. This is where we splurged hours watching cows grazing, looking up to the skies for more clouds-gazing. Here […]Continue Reading
TSSTakeMeToBhutan | Taj Tashi Thimphu – Tradition and Temptationby Yuling Xu on
* This is a sponsored post featuring our #TSSTakeMeToBhutan partner, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. It’s November, and I’m sitting at my dining table trying to make a photobook of the pictures we have taken at Bhutan four months ago. Our farm-to-table itinerary had led us to rustic lodge stays in the valleys, close to […]Continue Reading