ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

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.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Friday, May 27, 2011


I spotted fresh, small, crispy spinach leaves (spinacia oleracea) today at the Happy Green Cooperative's organic store on the second floor at the sabzi bazaar. A pack sells for Nu 15 only.
The trick is not to overcook the leaves. They are delicious when stir fried rapidly with slices of purple onion, garlic, black pepper and olive oil. The fresh leaves can also be eaten raw and are quite refreshing in vegetable salads. Just make sure they are thoroughly washed.

Update: Apparently, a popular myth among the Dutch is that reheated spinach is dangerous to your health. Today was the first time ever I heard about it. It's an urban legend. Please tell your friends from the Netherlands not to worry about it.

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