The cuisine of Bhutan - Asia

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The foods of Bhutan

Traditional Bhutanese food has been influenced by its neighbors, especially China, Tibet, and India. But like the country itself, the local cuisine has been able to maintain its unique character. It’s less oily than Chinese or Indian food and spicier than most Tibetan dishes.
Ema Datshi – (chilies and cheese) If there is one national dish of Bhutan, this is it. It’s so ubiquitous that some say if you haven’t eaten ema datshi, you haven’t been to Bhutan. The locals eat the stew, which is similar to a curry, daily along with red rice. It’s made of green, yellow or red chilies, yak or cow’s milk cheese, onions and tomatoes. Taste very carefully, though. The chilies of Bhutan are high up on the Scoville Heat Scale and are meant to make you warm enough to sweat.
Red Rice Regardless of where you eat–from the elegant Aman and Uma resorts to an outdoor village festival, you will get red rice.
The types of Cuisines in Bhutan are influenced by:
The regional cuisine Appetizer recipes coming soon
Main recipes coming soon
Side dishes recipes coming soon
Dessert recipes coming soon
Asian - See the recipes

Appetizer recipes

Asian shrimp with pineapple relish Black bean and corn wontons Coconut shrimp with sweet chili sauce Edamame hummus with spiced pita chips Tuna tartare with grapefruit vinaigrette and sorbet

Main recipes

Asian-style halibut in parchment Broiled gingered chicken Broiled salmon fillets in a horseradish-ginger crust Brown rice and chicken stir fry with edamame and walnuts Coconut-ginger shrimp Glazed salmon bundles with sesame bok choy Nasi goreng Oriental lemon chicken Spicy edamame burgers Spicy peanut chicken Sticky tofu stir-fry Thai pasta salad with shrimp and vegetables Tomato stack salad Side dishes recipes coming soon

Dessert recipes

Cinnamon ice cream with satin cinnamon chocolate sauce Coconut cream pie Fijian cassava cake Meringues with ginger ice cream and chocolate

Cooking in Bhutan