Thukpa (Tibetan: ཐུག་པ ; Nepali: थुक्पा ; IPA: /tʰu(k̚)ˀ˥˥.pə˥˥/ ) is a Nepali Tibetan noodle soup, which originated in the eastern part of Nepal and Tibet. Amdo thukpa (especially thenthuk) is a famous variant amongst the Tibetans and the people of Nepal. The dish is also consumed in the neighbouring state of Sikkim, the district of Darjeeling and in the Ladakh region of India. There are numerous varieties of thukpa in Tibetan tradition, including:

  • Thenthuk (Tibetan: འཐེན་ཐུག་, Wylie: 'then thug; Nepali: थेन्थूक): Hand-pulled noodle
  • Gyathuk (Tibetan: རྒྱ་ཐུག་, Wylie: rgya thug): Chinese noodle
  • Thuppa (Nepali: थुक्पा)
  • Thugpa (Tibetan: བག་ཐུག་, Wylie: bag thug): Hand-rolled pinched noodle (like gnocchi)
  • Drethug (Tibetan: འབྲས་ཐུག་, Wylie: 'bras thug)
Nepali: थुक्पा
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Nepalese Thukpa
Alternative namesNepali: थुक्पा
Region or stateTibet and Nepal
Associated national cuisineNepal Nepal
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Thukpa has been described as a "generic Tibetan word for any soup or stew combined with noodles."[1]

Nepalese thukpa

Nepalese thukpaEdit

The Nepalese version of thukpa generally has spicier flavours involved that contains chili powder and masala (usually garam masala).


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  1. ^ Boi, L.G.; Ltd, M.C.I.P. (2014). Asian Noodles. EBL-Schweitzer. Marshall Cavendish. p. 163. ISBN 978-981-4634-98-4.