Vegetarian Guthuk Recipe

-+*Head’s up for Nyi Shu Gu and guthuk for 2015: The first day of Losar in 2015 is Feb. 19, but on the 18th, Tibetans everywhere will eat guthuk as they see out the old year. This year, there is no 30th day of the last month of the year, so, unusually, guthuk and the […]

Thukpa Bhathuk Recipe

-+*Thukpa Bhathuk Thukpa bhathuk centers on the little hand-rolled bhatsa noodles that most resemble, in their shape, Italian gnocchi, but with an extra little scoop. One of the benefits of this shape is that you get a little extra taste of the broth with every bite of bhatsa. Like other Tibetan noodle soups, thukpa bhathuk is […]

How Well Do You Know Your Tibetan Food?

-+*  Eleven Sometimes Surprising Facts about Tibetan Food   Test how much you really know about Tibetan cuisine with the list below. Give yourself a point for every fact in the list below you already knew, and please tell us in the comments below how well you did, or if you know any other facts […]

Tibetan Food: A Visual Guide

-+*Tibetan food, which evolved to sustain a hardy people living at an average elevation of 16,000 feet, is like no other food in the world. Who else but Tibetans have a great time drinking salty tea and eating sweet rice in the same sitting? Or grow up on a steady diet of roasted barley flour […]

Your Insider’s Guide to Losar Eating — Part 2

-+*This is the second of a two-part series on Tibetan New Year food traditions. In part one, we explored the traditions of the days leading up to Losar, including the preparation of Losar cookies (khapsay), the Eve of Losar Eve’s soup (guthuk), and the chemar bo. In part two we will look at the Losar holidays […]