Thukpa is a Tibetan noodle soup. It is noodles cooked with various ingredients. This traditional Tibetan dish is also popular in Bhutan, Nepal, and other parts of India. There are several categories of Thukpa, such as Thenthuk, Gyathuk (noodle soup), and Drethug. It is traditionally known as Gyathuk and may contain noodles in different shapes.
If you absolutely can't wait to taste authentic Tibetan Thukpa, consider taking a tour to Tibet where Thukpa restaurants are part of everyday Tibetan culture. In Tibet, you will find an assortment of weary travelers, pilgrims and tourists in restaurants eating after bowl after bowl of Thukpa after a hard day of trekking. Thukpa, even when made with meat, is one of the cheapest and fastest dining options for traditional Tibetans. Also, Thukpa is popular in other Himalayan countries, Sikkim, Ladakh and the Arunachal Pradesh states of India. Actually, there are as many ways to prepare Thukpa as there are cooks who make it. The most important thing to remember is Thukpa can be made with or without meat, and may include any assortment of vegetables, whatever best suits your taste.
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