Bangkok to Bhutan – AMAZING First Bhutanese Food Meal in Thimphu! (Day 1)

Bangkok to Bhutan - AMAZING First Bhutanese Food Meal in Thimphu! (Day 1)
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Bhutan Food and Travel Guide – Day 1: My wife and I flew from Bangkok to Paro, Bhutan on Druk Air. We landed in Paro, and it was about an hour taxi ride to get to Thimphu, which is the largest city in Bhutan, and where we were going to base ourselves.

After getting settled into the My Bhutan house, we headed out to the Thimphu Farmers Market, a local produce market.

Bhutanese food lunch at Kalden Restaurant – For my first ever Bhutanese food meal, we headed over to Kalden Restaurant, a local restaurant in Thimphu. We ordered ema-datse, which is the Bhutanese food national dish of chilies and cheese, plus a number of other cheese dishes, which we ate over rice. It was an amazing first Bhutanese meal.

Indian vegetarian food dinner at New Grand Restaurant – We ordered a spread of dishes including aloo ghobi, and one of my personal favorite, chili paneer.

It was an amazing first day, flying from Bangkok to Paro, Bhutan, and then on to Thimphu. I was blown away by my first Bhutanese food meal!


It was an honor to be invited by MyBhutan to visit Bhutan to explore Bhutanese food and culture. Thank you to MyBhutan Productions for making my trip and this video possible!

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  1. Thank you for your patience – the long awaited Bhutan food and travel video series has finally been approved!

    There are a total of 20 videos. I will be publishing a new Bhutan video on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, until the end of the series (so 4 videos per week). Stay tuned for Bhutanese food, culture, amazing people and natural scenery.

    MORE BACKGROUND INFO: Just to let you know, these Bhutan videos were filmed at the end of 2015, but due to my visiting conditions, the videos needed to be approved before I could post them. It took a little longer than expected, but they are approved now.

    If you watch this entire Bhutan video series, I think it will give you an exciting glimpse into the amazing traditions, food, and culture of Bhutan.

    Thank you for watching, and after this Bhutan video series, I have some really exciting food videos coming your way!

  2. I agreed with you, don't let Occidental civilization come destroy your country with their bullshit culture based on money. Keep your country so simple like that.

  3. Love this series on Bhutan. It's my dream someday to live a simple life in a country like Bhutan for a year or two. I'm not a huge fish fan so their use of meats like pork, lamb, chicken and beef are right up my alley. The unique fruits and veggies, herbs and spices look delicious.

  4. I'm going to give Mark Wiens a new nickname…'PacMan'!!!! Nothing could be more appropriate, this guy just PACKS away food!

  5. very very nice! I once had (in Singapore actually) a kewa datshi, potatoes und chillies soup cooked with cheese, and it was so delicious! you just gave me the right idea what I have to cook for my Easter lunch tomorrow :))

  6. Iam from india and I live near to Bhutan just 20 minutes distance I can see Bhutan hills from my house after watching this I wanna visit that country right now

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