Sweet Buckwheat Flour
Buckwheat has been the staple diet for people living in the regions where rice is uncultivable. Today it is mostly cultivated in the valleys of Bumthang and Haa Districts. These districts produce two varieties of Buckwheat; a sweet and a bitter distinctive from flower of the plant. The sweet buckwheat plant bears bright pink flower while the bitter buckwheat plant blooms white flower. Buckwheat flour is mainly consumed in the form of pancakes called ‘Khuli’ and fried noodles called ‘Puta’. For people of western region, it is the main ingredient for dumplings like called ‘Hoentey’. All these dishes were today a highly-valued delicacy and acquired a status of special menu in high-end tourist restaurants.