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.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Buckwheat Cookies: Round Trip to Japan

We discovered delicious melt-in-your-mouth "sand cookies" made of local buckwheat at the Annual Tarayana Fair in Thimphu. Mysteriously, the packaging had a label in Japanese. When we inquired with the volunteers selling the cookies, they told us that local buckwheat is exported to Japan, where the cookies are prepared and packaged. Luckily, they took a return flight back to Bhutan!

The cookies are beautifully packed in small 5-piece bags (including a silica gel pack to absorb moisture), each at Nu. 25. Choose between sesame and walnut -- or get both!

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