12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Jacada Travel Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Jacada Travel Myanmar

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle meals– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– and probably the tastiest and also most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.

The meal takes the form of thick, rounded rice noodles with chicken, thin pieces of fish cake, par-boiled bean sprouts and also slices of hard-boiled egg.

The ingredients are seasoned with a mixture of roasted chickpea flour and turmeric and also chili oil, thrown by hand and offered with sides of pickled greens and a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s essential elements: turmeric rice and also fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (one of the nation’s primary Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric as well as squashed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.

Oily as well as full-flavored, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a snack that runs the gamut from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetiser.

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Probably the most well known Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten by themselves, commonly as a dessert, yet they’re also served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, a little bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil as well as pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not just home cooking however an experience by itself. It comes with a slightly oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and six veggie side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, etc.) as well as a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and also spice levels might vary from area to area but this cooking experience continues to be the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal grilled fish which just sets you back much less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh and the meat is juicy.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is by far one of one of the most delicious fish ever. So excellent that you can consume it plain or with white rice and also nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crunchy, light, nutty and fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds as well as fresh coconut slices.

 

7. Shan Noodles

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Shan noodle is Inle’s specialty|specialized}. You can have it wet or dry. In either case, it is really scrumptious. The noodles are actually soft and also doused in various sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this dish gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene also. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These small bites can be found anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are simple blobs of rice flour batter added to a crackling muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay night market at 31st road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From breakfast to mid-day snack, tea shops are the places to rest if you need a break in an active sightseeing and tour day or if you just {want to|wish to rest and also have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea stores so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink consists of black tea blended with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As easy as it sounds, the preparation is really an art and is rather enjoyable to see!

The “tea master” grabs a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the cooktop as well as pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot adding condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, then back right into the very first pot and repeats a number of times to ensure it is perfectly blended. He then fills up a bunch of little cups and starts once again with one more set as the very first mugs are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you want a lot more!

Tea shops are fantastic places to delight in mugs of milky tea as well as likewise numerous cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The usually served meals are deep-fried full-flavored snacks, deep-fried bread served with a potato curry or baked breads.

 

10. Mohinga

 

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Mohinga is a comforting rice noodle and also fish soup. It is a vital part of Burmese food and also considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by many people. Typically consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is inexpensive and also conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall owners, this meal is absolutely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variants so do not hesitate to try one whenever you go to another Burmese city.

 

11. Burmese Paratha

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Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is an one-of-a-kind blend of Burmese as well as lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, but closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up and also slapped down continuously up until it can not be extended any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks in some way always include grated coconut. It is basically grated coconut with coconut milk covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is similarly used in Thai cuisine. You might likewise add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it a more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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