Babesa Village Restaurant

Bhutanese in Thimphu

If you can get over the inconvenient location, 7km outside Thimphu, this charming restaurant offers traditional Bhutanese cuisine in a lovely century-old building, one of four still standing incongruously right next to the Paro–Thimphu highway. The building is decorated with antiques and the food includes such local dishes as tasty ribs, lom (dried turnip leaf) and mengay, optimistically described as 'Bhutanese pizza'.