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Thukpa

Thukpa
Thukpa, Tibetan noodle in Osaka, Japan.jpg
TypeSoup
Region or stateTibet and Indian subcontient
Associated national cuisineNepal

Thukpa is a Tibetan noodle soup, which originated in the eastern part of Tibet. Amdo thukpa (especially thenthuk) is a famous variant among Tibetan people and himalayan people of Nepal. The dish became popular in various parts of Nepal, Bhutan, and the states of Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh in northeast India. It is also popular in the Ladakh region and the state of Himachal Pradesh. Even in Bhutan, it is also considered as a type of Porridge.[2] The food is widely available in these regions. The numerous varieties of thukpa in Tibetan tradition include:

  • Thenthuk (Tibetan: འཐེན་ཐུག་, Wylie: 'then thug): Hand-pulled noodle
  • Gyathuk (Tibetan: རྒྱ་ཐུག་, Wylie: rgya thug): Chinese noodle
  • Nepali (Nepali: थुक्पा)
  • Pathug (Tibetan: བག་ཐུག་, Wylie: bag thug): Hand-rolled pinched noodle (like gnocchi)
  • Drethug (Tibetan: འབྲས་ཐུག་, Wylie: 'bras thug)

Etymology

Thukpa has been described as a "generic Tibetan word for any soup or stew combined with noodles."[1]

Nepalese Thuppa

Nepalese thukpa

The Nepalese version of thukpa is much influenced by Indian tastes and therefore contains chili powder, masala (usually garam masala), which makes it hot and spicy with a dominant indian curry flavor.

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References

  1. ^ Boi, L.G.; Ltd, M.C.I.P. (2014). Asian Noodles. EBL-Schweitzer. Marshall Cavendish. p. 163. ISBN 978-981-4634-98-4.

2. Thukpa as a Porridge in Bhutan