Pudhag, more often spelled puta, describes a dish of buckwheat noodles enlivened with egg, scallion, and chili. These, and a companion rice dish whose name I didn't catch ($5 for a small split order), were served cool, which suited the small sweltering festival site very well. The quartet of gals who prepared them were exploring the prospects of a new food business, but not Nepalese — Bhutanese.
37th Rd. plaza, between Broadway and 74th St., Jackson Heights, Queens
(The 2013 festival — added to the Chopsticks and Marrow agenda after a timely encounter with a posted flyer — was held on June 9)