Bhutanese Beef with Radish and Mushroom Stew
(Contains Beef | *Dairy-Free | Gluten-Free | Slightly Spicy)
*Please note that condiment for this soup contains dairy.
Our very first lunch in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, was a buffet spread at a modest restaurant. One of the dishes we were served was a beef broth with cellophane noodles. It has been a few years since but I can still distinctly remember the luscious taste of the broth and its lingering warmth! It was incredibly cold outside then and what could be more comforting than sips and slurps of this humble local dish! I couldn’t wait to recreate the memory — this dish is made with lots of garlic, ginger, leek, white radish, oyster mushrooms, tomatoes, green chillies, cellophane noodles and thingey, a Bhutanese black pepper with woodsy and lemony overtones, imparting a tingly feel to the tongue.
This was where I had my first taste of ezay too, a chopped dried red chilli salad mixed with red onions, coriander, cheese and thingey. You will love it topped on this SouperChef Special! It’s not just your usual beef broth — it’s loaded with the quintessential ingredients of all good Bhutanese food! Taste the warmth.
Ingredients: Beef stock (water, beef, root vegetables, herbs), NZ grass-fed beef, white radish, potatoes, carrots, oyster mushrooms, tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, French beans, green chillies, red onions, garlic, ginger, leek, coriander, cellophane noodles
Condiment: *Ezay (chilli salad with feta cheese, red onions, coriander, thingey)