Wherever I travel, I make a habit of checking out the locals markets. The markets in Bhutan are weekly, the selection of vegetables limited in comparison to what we ares used to. Bhutan has plenty of potatoes, their number one staple, and carrots, and other root vegetables, which are popular and easy to grow at high altitudes. Bhutanese enjoy their chilli peppers, both dry and fresh and a day never passes without some spicy foods. Having said that, ulcers are on the rise in Bhutan.
In the spring, fresh peas, fiddle heads, chives, asparagus and spinach are available. These are the basic domestic vegetables, while variety is limited, you learn to live with what is available.
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