The Ultimate Bhutan Breakfast

Food and travel are our passions. Often it’s those home cooked meals from our travels that trigger our fondest memories. I brought back our most savory souvenir, a Bhutanese breakfast from a 6-day trek. Our mornings started off with “Mr. Chef” huddled and hovering in a small tent making us an egg dish called Gondo Datshi and Fried Rice. On the last day, “Mr. Chef” gave us a cooking demo on how to make this heavenly, hearty, and cheesy egg dish that powered us through a day of hiking in high altitudes.

Gondo Datshi

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 4 TBS butter
  • 4 ounces or ½ cup of goat cheese with herbs
  • A few grinds of sea salt
  • A pinch of dried chili pepper flakes optional
  • 4 Eggs

Directions:

  1. Boil water and then butter in a small pot. Whisk butter as it melts.
  2. Add cheese and whisk until it’s blended thoroughly. Once cheese is melted, add salt and red chile pepper flakes. Crack each egg and whisk one at a time into butter/cheese mixture in pot until it is completely integrated.
  3. Keep stove top temperature at simmering boil while mixing. When liquids dissipate and texture looks like creamy scrambled eggs then it is ready. It should take about 20+ minutes.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste

Fried Rice

Serves 2-3

Repurpose leftover rice for a side dish that sizzles.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp Salute Santé original grapeseed oil or vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped onions
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup finely chopped purple cabbage
  • 1 cup of your favorite leftover cooked rice
  • Soy Sauce to taste or  Coco Aminos (gluten-free soy sauce alternative made from coconuts)

Directions:

  1. Heat frying pan, add oil then add onions, and red bell pepper. Let it soften on medium-high and lower stove temperature if necessary.
  2. Turn stove up to medium-high and add cabbage. Stir until it begins to wilt.
  3. Put in leftover rice and mix well. Add soy sauce or coco amino.
  4. Serve hot with Gondo Datshi

We had to trek all the way to the remote country of Bhutan on the Druk trail for a hearty breakfast. Savor the flavors with a simple Bhutanese Breakfast that will fill your insides as you power through your day!

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