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Food in Bhutan

Spices are a distinctive characteristic of Bhutanese cuisine. Mostly chilies are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important that most Bhutanese people would not be able to enjoy a meal that is not spicy. A dish that is entirely made of Chili, (either dried red chili or fresh green chili) is called Ema Datshi and is a must have during every meal for Bhutanese. Rice is a staple food here and it is found in all three meals. One or two side dishes consisting of vegetables/Ema Datshi or meat is usually served with rice during every meal. Beef, Chicken and Pork are the meat items that are mostly consumed by Bhutanese.