This week, our country was Bhutan. They are known for using the additional metric of Gross National Happiness to guide the country. You can only be happy though if you were born to be in the right race as Bhutan is also known for having a sixth of their population expelled from the country. There was an interesting Al Jaazeera documentary about these refugees.
This week, we cooked three dishes after browsing this list. We did not have any desserts since I could not find any. Apparently, it’s not too common in their culture to eat such sweets. These were the three dishes we cooked:
- Kewa datshi – potato and chili peppers with cheese. This was interesting as it sounded very Western. Indeed, it was like potato gratin. 6/10. Youtube recipe here.
- Sikam paa – dried pork with chili peppers and raddish. We did not dry the pork but it tasted good as well. 7/10. Youtube recipe here.
- Puta – funny name but it’s buckwheat noodles. It was quite plain as the sauce only contained eggs, spring onions, chili powder and oil. 6/10. Recipe here.