Food & Dress
Bhutanese cuisine employs a lot of rice, spicy chilies and cheese. Rice with Phagsha (Pork), Norsha (beef), YakSha (Yak meat), Chicken, Fish, Mutton stewed with various green or dry chilies and vegetables are some of the prominent Bhutanese non-veg dishes.
There won’t be Bhutanese serving without Ema-Datshi (Chillies with Cheese) in the menu making it the most desired dish. Kewa Datshi (Potato with Cheese), Shamu Datshi (Mushroom with Cheese), Spinach Datshi adds up to the menu with seasonal asparagus & edible wild ferns. Every passing of district boundaries, there are special dishes defining their serving specialty.
Ara local liquor is a traditional alcoholic beverage consumed in Bhutan. Rice, maize, millet, or wheat are the main ingredients after either by fermentation or distillation springs up Ara. The cold weather in many parts of the country has adapted Bhutanese into brewing the delicious Butter Tea. Urban serves the same.
The traditional dress of Bhutan is different than any other Nations nearby or overseas. Knee length Gho for Men and Ankle length Kira for Women. Although there is Special footwear Tshoglam (knee high silk boots), now the trend by its inconveniences has its wearing done only during festive and formal occasions. Bhutanese will be in National attire in public places, during occasions, at work, while visiting Dzongs or offices or as a formal wear.
Kabney (Scarf) for men, Rachu for women dangling over shoulders completes the national attire. The Color of the Scarfs identifies the rank of a person. Yellow for the king & Jekhenpo (religious head), orange by ministers, blue by Member of Parliament, red by district administrator and white by normal citizens.
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