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    Plums Café: Delicious!

    by ozalp Written Jun 19, 2009

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    We had our first lunch in Thimphu here. It is at the second floor of a building and you can see the famous pointsman, the only police officer controlling the traffic (!) in whole Bhutan from the windows. This café is at the corner of the crossroads. We were a group of 30 people, so all the place was ours that day. An open buffet was ready and offering lots of delicacies. I tasted almost all of them and also tried a Bhutan beer. All were delicious. I don’t remember all the meal we had but there were several rice and vegetable dishes.

    Favorite Dish: Almost all

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    Bhutan Kitchen: Bhutanese Cuisine

    by wispofcloud Written Jan 4, 2005

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    Bhutanese food is spicy (and that means chilli and lots of it!!!) So beware if you have a delicate palate or stomach! Best to ask for a milder version of the dish or stick to stuff that you can understand like some of Bhutan's excellent cheese based dishes.

    Favorite Dish: Dried Yak meat - was tough as hell but surely worth it!

    Entrance to Bhutan Kitchen

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    Bhutan Kitchen: Bhutanese Cuisine

    by HasTowelWillTravel Written Dec 1, 2010

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    The Bhutan kitchen is one of the go-to restaurants in Thimphu, dealing out traditional Bhutanese cuisine for locals and tourists alike. The decor of the restaurant is simple, spacious, with many low tables and cushions, allowing you to sit on the floor. To drink with your meal, you may sample the local beer (Red Panda, an unfiltered weisen beer), whiskey (K/5 is the preferred brand), even arra (distilled liquor from grain).

    The main attraction is the food. A variety of dishes for your consumption, from fried chicken to momos to beef simmered in chiles and spices. Of course, it all comes with a hearty helping of either red or white rice, as well as the ubiquitous side dish ema datshi (cheese and chiles). Usually it is served buffet-style, though you can have some brought to your table if your party prefers. Prices for the dishes start around Nu 100-300 each.

    Overall, it is a nice place to have dinner, just a minute's walk from the central square downtown of Thimphu, where you can experience authentic cuisine in a relaxing, fun environment.

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    Chula Restaurant: Indian Cuisine in Thimphu

    by HasTowelWillTravel Written Dec 11, 2010

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    While there is a lot of Indian influence all through Bhutan, this is one of the few restaurants in town to specialize exclusively on the cuisine of India. It is a richly appointed place, located in the Bhutan Observer building, above Hotel Taj Tashi. The cuisine is a wide variety, some standards of Indian fare while others which I have not seen before. For large groups you can serve yourself from the buffet, while the attentive staff will keep you stocked with drinks.

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    Chula Restaurant: Best Indian food

    by StephanieF Updated Jun 18, 2012

    Okay so my tour guide recommended this restaurant to me as i really wanted to eat some Indian food. I had eaten Indian food earlier and just loved it so once again i had a craving for Indian food and i must say this recommendation was great. The restaurant was great and the people around were really nice and pleasant. I loved the food here and i do recommend this restaurant to those who want to eat some great indian food.

    Favorite Dish: The tandoori chicken was just awesome. I loved it and everyone should try this dish out. The dal makhani was great as well and went very well with the chicken.

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    Zambala: Must try the momos

    by StephanieF Updated Jun 18, 2012

    This place is popular with both locals and tourists. It's always crowded with people who come to enjoy some great Bhutanese snacks. This place is famous for its Bhutanese snacks and i must say the momos here are just too good. Everyone must try the momos here, they are superb.

    Favorite Dish: The momos here are really great. I enjoyed the thukpa and fried rice but the momos were just out of the world. I loved them so much that i managed eating about three plates all by myself.

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    The Swiss Bakery: Dont miss the cakes here

    by StephanieF Written Jun 19, 2012

    This bakery is really great. They have some great cakes here and i recommend this place to everyone who travels to Thimphu. I loved this bakery and visited it everday that i was in Thimohu. What's best is that you can enjoy a great cup of coffee with some awesome cakes.

    Favorite Dish: The cakes are yummy and you should definitely try this bakery.

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    Bhutan Kitchen: Local Tipple!

    by wispofcloud Written Jan 4, 2005

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    Favorite Dish: Sample the local country-brewed licquor, or arrakh here. It's slightly milder than Chhang or Tibetan beer. However, it has a funny after-taste that promised a heady evening.

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