Blessed Rainy Day ( Thrue-Bap) is a holiday that marks the end of the monsoon season. Our family doesn't usually celebrate in a big way but it is a particularly important holiday for Eastern Bhutanese which is why it was recently reinstated as a public holiday. Apart from the karma cleansing bath that everyone is encouraged to take, it is a holiday with a lot of food traditions. One of them is to eat a bowl of thup or rice porridge for breakfast. Thup is the kind of wonderful rice porridge where the rice is cooked and cooked and cooked until it almost disintegrates. P-'s mother very kindly sent a yummy batch of it for us to share. Below is picture of the thup being spooned out. It was seasoned with meaty bones, ginger and thingnay ( Sichuan peppers).
wonderful illustrated explanation by a 12 year old Bhutanese boy.