Vegetarian Guthuk Recipe

  We’re continuing our series of posts on traditions relating to the Tibetan New Year – Losar – with a vegetarian recipe for the very popular guthuk soup eaten on the night before Losar’s Eve. Guthuk is the only Tibetan food that is eaten only once a year, on the last day of the year, […]

Thukpa Bhathuk Recipe

Thukpa Bhathuk Thukpa bhathuk (or pathuk) 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, […]

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 […]

Your Insider’s Guide to Losar Eating — Part 1

In this two-part series, we’ll focus on Tibetan New Year holiday food traditions. For a full guide on celebrating Tibetan New Year, check out our post on Losar >> At Tibetan New Year — Losar —  which usually falls sometime during February or March, a typical central Tibetan family in the countryside will take a […]