12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Just Travel Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Just Travel Myanmar

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– essentially noodle-based “salads” with broth offered on the side– and maybe the tastiest and also most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s vital elements: turmeric rice and fish.

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

Oily as well as mouthwatering, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as 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 appetizer.

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Perhaps one of the most famed Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, commonly as a treat, however they’re likewise served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a dash of garlic oil as well as pungent slices of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking however an experience by itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and six veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, and so on) and a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and also spice levels might vary from area to area yet this cooking experience continues to be the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among the most tasty fish ever before. So great that you can consume it plain or with white rice as well as nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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

 

7. Shan Noodles

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Shan noodle is Inle’s specialty|specialized}. You can have it wet or dry. Regardless, it is very delicious. The noodles are really soft and doused in various sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this meal gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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

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

 

9. Tea store meal

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From morning meal to mid-day snack, tea stores are the places to sit if you require a break in a hectic sightseeing and tour day or if you just {want to|wish to rest and also have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea stores so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink consists of black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As basic as it appears, the preparation is in fact an art as well as is quite enjoyable to view!

The “tea master” gets a large pot of steaming dark tea on the cooktop as well as pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot adding condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, then back into the very first pot and also repeats a number of times to make certain it is perfectly blended. He after that fills up a lot of little cups and starts once again with one more set as the initial cups are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will make you desire more!

Tea stores are terrific locations to appreciate mugs of milky tea as well as likewise numerous foods of Myanmar. They serve baked desserts in addition to meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The commonly served recipes are deep-fried tasty snacks, deep-fried bread offered with a potato curry or baked breads.

 

10. Mohinga

 

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Mohinga is a comforting rice noodle and fish soup. It is an important part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by lots of people. Normally eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is budget-friendly and also conveniently offered.

Sold by hawkers and street stall proprietors, this meal is definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variations so do not hesitate to try one each time you most likely to another Burmese city.

 

11. Burmese Paratha

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Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is a distinct mix of Burmese and lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue away from Indian paratha, but closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as slapped down repeatedly up until it can’t be stretched any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks somehow always include grated coconut. It is basically grated coconut with coconut milk wrapped in rice paper.

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

 

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