Rice and chilies are central to Bhutanese cuisine. Bhutanses do not use spices in cooking their food, apart from chili and salt. In fact, chilies are considered as a vegetable and not just a spice. Rice is consumed with meat and vegetables. Red rice is part of every Bhutanese banquet and sometimes rice is flavored with saffron.

Cheese is very popular in Bhutan, especially Cow and Yak’s milk cheese. A dish called “ema dates