Articles in Cuisine for Chhume

Alcoholic drinks

Any kind of grain is used to make alcohol, wheat, barley, millet, rice, maize or buckwheat depending on the region. […]

Dongo / Chokdan

A kind of buckwheat polenta, made by pouring buckwheat flour into hot water. It is eaten with butter, salt, chillies, […]


Flat pancakes made of sweet or bitter buckwheat without any yeast and cooked on a griddle. Eaten with butter, salt, […]


Buckwheat noodles made in the households and served with Sichuan pepper (thinye), chilies, and sometimes whey. Can be eaten cold.

Bumthang Cheese

The production of two kinds of European style cheese, Emmenthal and Gouda, was started in Bumthang in the 1970s by […]


Flat wheat noodles, resembling tagliatelli, and flavored with a mixture of Sichuan pepper (thinye) and chillies.


Thukpa is a hearty wheat noodle soup in which vegetables or meat is added. Thukpa is a hearty wheat noodle […]


There are no rice dishes which are the speciality of Bumthang as traditionally Bumthang did not grow rice, because of […]

  • About Chhume

    • Chhume

      The Chhume valley with an average altitude of 2,600 metres (8,860 feet), is a wide valley dotted with villages and […]