Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Foreign Food Fest--Thenthuk

Friday we held our weekly Foreign Food Fest.  The kids chose to celebrate Tibet. I was pleasantly surprised to find a great website with recipes, cultural info, and stunning photos of Tibet at www.yowangdu.com.   I chose a dish called "thenthuk" which is a beef noodle soup.  Alyssa and I even learned to  make the noodles by hand.  Pulling the dough, tossing it into the broth, and trying to see who could do it faster were moments I'll not soon forget. Then we decided to make a coconut rice pudding for dessert.  Alyssa made the pudding all by herself. We were all impressed with the results of both  the thenthuk and the pudding.  Our taste of Tibet was a delicious success!
I'll be posting both recipes at  foreignfoodfest.blogspot.com.  Check out yowangdu's site to take you directly to the thenthuk recipe with a great video showing the noodle pulling technique.



  1. Oh yum! How fun.. and what a great way to get kids involved in culture.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Peace and love. :)

  2. That sounds like a great idea.

    Merry Christmas.

  3. @PK We've all learned a lot from it. We're hoping we can do every country before our oldest goes to college! We'll see....

    Merry Christmas to you too!

    @Rayna Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.

    If you guys have any favorite cultural recipes that you are willing to share let me know! I'd love to try them out and then post them.