Everywhere: Not a country for foodies
Bhutan is well known for spicy food. They love their hot peppers, but as a tourist, you'll never know.
The one thing that really struck us was how boring the food was. We suspect it was to ensure none of the tourists would complain about "spicy" meals, because our lunches and dinners tended to be steam table far with little texture or interesting local dishes.
Yes, one could survice, but food in Bhutan was BORING! EVERYWHERE!!!Add to your Trip Planner
Nice Lodge on the long way to the Tigernest
On the way of the long and steep climb up to the Taktshang Monestery - or Tiger`s Nest - there is a nice lodge where you can take a rest and enjoy some GREAT food along with some liquids (can be tea, can be beer ;-).
It is a great stop offering an amazing view on the cliff with the Tiger`s Nest on it. It is a pitty we already passed it on our way down, when the worst never-ending Monsoon started, that I ever saw......we were swimming downhill!Add to your Trip Planner
Dochula Café: Highest restaurant of my trip
We've been this café on our way to Punakha from Thimphu. It was a short stopover, we only had some tea. Then, on our way back, we had an opportunity to taste their food. A rich open buffet was ready when we reached there. Since the weather was chilly in high altitude (3116m for Dochula Pass), the huge stoves were burning in the café. I remember that we enjoyed the food. Then the young girls brought us some delicious tea.
Just don't forget, even god pays cash here.Related to:
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Brioche Cafe - Paro Town: Espresso in the Himalayas
On one of the main drags in old Paro Town I was delighted to find some decent coffee. Paro Town is where the international airport. So if you need a fix, the old town is only a short ways from the airport.Related to:
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Chh'a: Fine Local Cuisine
Not only did we have a great meal of chicken, pepper and pork dishes prepared in the Bhutanese style, we actually got to assist in the kitchen in preparing the dishes. The local pepper is either the main dish, for example the cheese and pepper dish, or it is added to many of the dishes, such as the stewed chicken or dry pork. The restaurant is very well appointed with a outdoor area that overlooks the river. The owner is a classically trained chef that integrates the local Bhutanese ingredients into his dishes.
Favorite Dish: The local tea, made by whisking in butter and a little salt goes excellent with the pepper dishes.Related to:
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Once the tourism in Bhutan can only be made by travel agencies, they will provide only international meals for tourists. If you want to try local food, ask your guide and he will provide. But beware for the chillie...Add to your Trip Planner
The Mc Sengor Roadside joint: The Mc Sengor Roadside joint
You can eat in the kitchen and order custom made receipe
Favorite Dish: Rice of course and their well accalimed yak cheese and egg fried with a dash of chilli powder and sprayed with bits of chives.
The light yogurt warm drink is a good supplementAdd to your Trip Planner
There are plenty of...
There are plenty of restaurants in Thimphu. We had our breakfasts as well as lunch once in the restaurant of Hotel Kelwang. The rest of the time we were invited for meals in private homes. The restaurant at Hotel Kelwang was nice with good food.
THE PHOTO: MUM AND SONAM HAVING LUNCH AT THE RESTAURANT OF HOTEL KELWANG.Add to your Trip Planner
Swiss Bakery is my favorite...
Swiss Bakery is my favorite restaurant. Hotel Druk is good. be sure to ask for real Bhutanese food or they will be afraid to give it to you. Bhutanese don't eat out too much because they believe that if you eat out you are too lazy to cook.
Bhutanese food is very hot but you can always get Palingpa food at the Swiss Bakery. Try it! You have to build yourself up to eating hot food. It is a badge of honor for the Bhutanese to eat as hot as possible. Doesn't everyone eat it hot?
Favorite Dish: The veggie burger (really a home made roll) is most excellent! They have 'Non-vegg' too for you meat eaters. Bhutanese love meat. Even the Buddhist monks eat meat. Amazing! Why are westerners so hung up on Vegitarianism?Add to your Trip Planner
Restaurant in Bus station in...
Restaurant in Bus station in Phunstuoling
Favorite Dish: I was familior to these kind food in Nepal...Momo and noodle soap(but not real noodle, it was cube? noodle, can you imagine it?)Add to your Trip Planner
I was there for a week last month. The hotel is 5* hotel in Thimpu. It is a joint venture project by...more
I upgraded one night from the government hotels and was so glad I did. While the government hotels...more
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