Foods of Bhutan – Stamps of Bhutan 2015
Bhutanese cuisine employs a lot of Red Rice,Buckwheat and Maize. Buckwheat is mainly eaten in Bumthang, maize in eastern districts and rice elsewhere. The diet in hill also includes chicken,Yak meat, dried beef,pork,pork fat and lamb.
A set of stamps was issued by Bhutan Post on 09 Oct 2015 on Foods of Bhutan. A miniature sheet of two stamps shows two varieties of Bhutanese cuisine.
Puta – Puta is a coarse ground buckwheat served in Bhutan.Buckwheat is a versatile foodgrain and can be used in several culinary preparations. PUTA is a buckwheat noodle like preparation also known as Noodle salad.
Ema Datshi and Rice – Ema Datshi is a spicy dish made with large , green chili peppers in a cheesy sauce which might be called the National Dish. Ema means chili and datshi means cheese.