Best Bhutanese Food- Feast of Bhutan Dishes – Fermented YAK Cheese!

If there’s one Bhutanese food restaurant you have to eat at when you’re in Bhutan it’s the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant. This was probably the best Bhutanese food meal that I had in all of Bhutan. The food and the knowledge of Bhutanese culture was amazing.

Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant – They also have a museum, but the best reason to come here is for their restaurant. They aim to really preserve traditional Bhutan culture and food. Even though I had been in Bhutan for almost two weeks already, I tried some very unique Bhutanese dishes at the Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant and also got a lesson on how to eat traditional Bhutanese food. This is one of the world’s greatest Bhutanese restaurants and preservations of Bhutanese culture in Thimphu.

Here are some of the main Bhutanese dishes we ate:

  • Suja – herbal butter tea
  • Sweet buckwheat
  • Bitter buckwheat noodles
  • Dried fiddlehead ferns
  • Roasted barley dough Bamboo shoots and fermented beans
  • Dried beef with fermented yak cheese
  • Sikam paa – dried pork with chilies
  • Chanterelle mushrooms
  • Ema datshi – chillies and cheese Bhutanese chicken curry
  • Kewa datshi – potatoes and cheese

After our huge Bhutanese food lunch, we had some Indian food with Matt including some momos and paratha for dinner. It was a great day of food in Thimphu, Bhutan!

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7 Replies to “Best Bhutanese Food- Feast of Bhutan Dishes – Fermented YAK Cheese!”

  1. The most amazing Bhutanese food I had was at local Bhutanese homes across Bhutan. I hope to make more trips to Bhutan in the future, as I have fallen in love with the country, and its people.

  2. We didn’t get to eat at the museum, but we travelled Bhutan by road for two weeks. We were camping and had cooks with us. Great food and authentic.

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