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In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

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Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sonam-Tshoey's ice cream now available at 8 Eleven

Initially available only at Sharyang (Changlam Square), Sonam-Tshoey's excellent ice creams and sorbets are now available also at 8 Eleven (next to The Zone). If you're not familiar with Sonam-Tshoey's frozen goodies, give them a try. They are fresh, made in small batches, use local ingredients when available, and contain no preservatives or food colourings. 


  1. Awesome! I'm now working just a moment's walk from there! I will sample some for sure.

  2. Andrea - Let us know how you liked it!
    Also, we heard that you can order larger quantities directly from the maker (call the number printed on the lid).

  3. Oh, I went to 8-11 to buy some but they didn't have any. Couldn't figure out if they were out of stock, didn't have it yet or would never have it. I'll check again another time since it's not out of my way at all.

  4. Andrea, you can always check out Sharyang @ Changlam Plaza, it's two minutes from 8 Eleven and the ice-cream fridge there is usually well-stocked.

  5. I got it at Sharyang and it was very good indeed!

  6. Hi Guys,

    Greetings from Denmark, I am here in Denmark attending a short course on Food Safety and Traceability. Will return to Bhutan in a weeks time. I hope you are enjoying my ice cream and sorbet in the mean time.

    Sonam Peljore

  7. @Sonam, we'll definitely "trace" your ice cream!


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