When you’re offered a meal in Jakar, it’s common courtesy to put your hand over your mouth and say “meshu meshu” before accepting the second offer.
But it’s well worth the pause before sampling an exquisite buffalo meat stuffed momo, or steamed dumpling. They are simply delicious.
The town of Jakar is located in the center of Bhutan, in the Eastern Himalayas. It’s the perfect place to order ema datshi, the national dish consisting of a spicy blend of chili peppers and yak cheese.
Jakar Spice is ideal for adding to soups, stews, and meat dishes. Especially if you’re cooking chicken, pork fat, lamb, or red rice. All are mountain chef staples.
Embark bravely upon your Himalayan ascent.