According to Sherpa Culture, all the sherpa around the world eat “Ghuthuk” which is a Sherpa noodle soup with 9 types ingredient mixed together. This Ghuthuk is eaten two days before the Sherpa/Tibetan New Year “ Lhosar “. In Sherpa Language, Ghu Means Nine and thuk means Noodles which makes Ghuthuk. It is also eaten to drive all the evil spirit and negativity of the past year and start a new beginning with positivity for the upcoming year.
There is also a tradition where dough balls are given out with various ingredients hidden inside them such as chilies, salt, wool, rice and coal. The ingredients one finds hidden in one's dough ball are supposed to be a lighthearted comment on one's character. If a person finds chilies in their dough, it means they are talkative or hightempered. If white-colored ingredients like salt, wool or rice are inside the dough it is considered a good sign. If a person finds coal in the dough it has much the same meaning as finding coal in one's Christmas stocking; it means you have a "black heart".