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Specificities of Cuisine in Bumthang

Bumthang cuisine is traditionally characterised by the use of buckwheat and wheat, which formed the staple diet as rice did […]

Apple juice

Bottled apple juice was started in Bumthang in the 1970s by Fritz Maurer, a Swiss man settled in Bumthang.

Alcoholic drinks

Any kind of grain is used to make alcohol, wheat, barley, millet, rice, maize or buckwheat depending on the region. […]

Fruit Brandy

Producing Fruit brandies resembling schnapps was started in Bumthang in the 1970s by Fritz Maurer, a Swiss man settled in […]

White Beer

The production of a white beer (weiss bier) called Red Panda was started in Bumthang in the late 1990s by […]

Dongo / Chokdan

A kind of buckwheat polenta, made by pouring buckwheat flour into hot water. It is eaten with butter, salt, chillies, […]

Khule

Flat pancakes made of sweet or bitter buckwheat without any yeast and cooked on a griddle. Eaten with butter, salt, […]

Puta

Buckwheat noodles made in the households and served with Sichuan pepper (thinye), chilies, and sometimes whey. Can be eaten cold.

Bumthang Cheese

The production of two kinds of European style cheese, Emmenthal and Gouda, was started in Bumthang in the 1970s by […]

Honey

Honey harvesting was introduced in Bumthang in the 1980s by Fritz Maurer. Bumthang honey is much sought after.

Jambuli

Flat wheat noodles, resembling tagliatelli, and flavored with a mixture of Sichuan pepper (thinye) and chillies.

Thukpa

Thukpa is a hearty wheat noodle soup in which vegetables or meat is added. Thukpa is a hearty wheat noodle […]

Rice

There are no rice dishes which are the speciality of Bumthang as traditionally Bumthang did not grow rice, because of […]

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  • About Bumthang

    • Bumthang

      Bumthang is the name given to the area encompassing four valleys: Chhume, Chhoekhor, Tang and Ura. Their altitudes vary from […]