tastily touring: visiting bhutan a ema datshi recipe (hot and spicy)

The Kingdom of Bhutan, Druk Yul,(”Land of the Thunder Dragon”), is a small, land-locked mountainous nation in Asia, located in the eastern Himalaya Mountains north of India and south of China. Its geographical uniqueness kept out foreign influence which allowed the Bhutanese people to indulge in a policy of isolationism. Bhutan was never colonized, which is a source of pride for the Bhutanese people, a self-sufficient people who had limited contact with the rest of the world. Bhutanese history may date back to 2000 B.C. Its ancient history was preserved by oral tradition threaded with mythology. In the 7th century A.D. Buddhism took hold in Bhutan. Guru Rimpoche arrived in 747 A.D. “landing” in Taktsang, Paro. (The legend says that Guru Rimpoche flew on the back of a tiger and landed in Taktsang, Paro.) The Taktsang monastery is a revered religious site to this day. Bhutan has a very deeply... Read the Rest →