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Monday, 25 August 2014
Turning Into Vegetarian in Bhutan
Being Buddhist and due to the gaining of the weights at the
wrong places, I have decided to become vegetarian. Before that phagsha – the pork
tops my list I could eat it in any form roasted, with gravy, without gravy,
fried and sikam ummmm… I have said good bye to it a couple of months back, thus
delaying the onset of bulge in the midriff.
phagsha sikam (lllllluummmm)
To become vegetarian in Bhutan is very difficult due to the
fact that there are not many menus for the vegetarians. It is either ema datsi
or kewa datsi and jaju. Being vegetarian here would surely make me slim but
there are chances that I may get TB also. In parties and dinners the vegetarians
are forgotten lot. Once I have seen my vegetarian friend eating food with raw
chili and salt because there were no vegetarian dishes that night.
ema datsi green
ema datsi red
ema datsi green and red mixed
Dinner or parties always means displaying of the non vegetarian
dishes that is what I have noticed. Besides we here in Bhutan lack any mouth
watering vegetarian dishes other than emma datsi.
Once I was in India and I booked a hotel which turned out to
be a hotel serving only vegetarian dish. I was so sad because that time I was a
voracious eater of meat. I ordered lunch and told waiter to get me dishes that
were his favorite because a booklet of menus containing vegetarian dishes were Greek
to me. I was amazed by the taste of the Indian vegetarian dishes and the number
of vegetarian dishes that they got to offer. It tasted better than chicken or
any other non vegetarian dish. No wonder that we can see many vegetarian
Indians. If we also have that many menus and if the food tasted that good many
of us would not mind being vegetarian. I have cancelled my initial thought to
changing the hotel for one that is serving non vegetarian dish. That day was my
first encounter being vegetarian and tried different menus in the subsequent meals;
I thought I felt better not eating another living being.
I m trying hard to not to eat meat but always with ema
datsi and jaju and kakuru is tickling my resilience. I think I may have to allow
myself white meat like fish and chicken. Isn’t meat of chicken white? Lol.