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Bhutan is More Than Just Thukpa And Momos: 5 Must-Visit Places

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Bhutan, popularly known as 'the Land of the Thunder Dragon', is cozily nestled in the eastern Himalayas. Travelling to Bhutan is a once in a lifetime experience enhanced by the exquisite food of this amazing country. Chillis are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that was not spicy.

Bhutan is More Than Just Thukpa And Momos: 5 Must-Visit Places:

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Day 1. Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant, Thimphu

Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant, Thimphu
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Take a cab to Pedzoe Lam, Kawang Jangsa and indulge in some authentic Bhutanese cuisine. Opened to enlighten visitors about Bhutan’s rich food culture, the restaurant sources the best seasonal, organic ingredients in the country and prepares them using the traditional cooking methods of bygone Bhutan.

Day 2. Ambient Cafe is at Norzin Lam, Thimphu

Ambient Cafe is at Norzin Lam, Thimphu
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This modern and stylish cafe is a favorite with tourists and expats. Guests keep talking about the cafe’s collection of freshly brewed coffees and teas, while the banana milkshake offers a cool, refreshing alternative. Their range of salads, sandwiches, cakes and pastries are worth trying. 

Day 3. Hotel Ghasel, Thimphu serves an all-vegetarian fair

Hotel Ghasel, Thimphu serves an all-vegetarian fair
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Hotel Ghasel was the first vegetarian restaurant to open in Thimphu. Recently renovated, the restaurant has a policy of serving only the freshest organic food and the usual, expected fare like pakoras, parathas and vegetable curries. The vegetarian thali and masala dosa, black lentils with a spicy potato stuffing, are definite favourites. 

Day 4. Olive Restaurant is at Nak-Sel Boutique Hotel and Spa, Paro

Olive Restaurant is at Nak-Sel Boutique Hotel and Spa, Paro
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Nak-Sel Boutique Hotel and Spa resides in the remote Ngoba village, eight kilometers away from the town. Olive serves Bhutanese fare with continental flavors such as the specialty dish kewa datshi, a curry made with potatoes and cheese, and the yak burger with spicy homemade mustard, watercress salad and potato wedges.

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Day 5. Bukhari at Uma, Paro is an opulent dining experience

Bukhari at Uma, Paro is an opulent dining experience
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A short ride from Paro, Bukhari is perched on a hill overlooking the town, with a view of the valley. Indonesian chef Dewa Wijaya has created an exquisite menu of both local and international fare, inspired contemporary food with a distinct Bhutanese twist, such as grilled Angus sirloin steak.

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