12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Komy Tour Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Komy Tour Myanmar

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle recipes– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– and possibly the tastiest as well as most common is nangyi thoke.

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s vital parts: turmeric rice as well as fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (one of the nation’s main Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and compressed into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and 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 ends up being 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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Probably the most famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

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

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply comfort food but an experience by itself. It features a slightly oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as six vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and also a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and also spice levels might vary from area to area but this cooking experience remains the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

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

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crunchy, light, nutty as well as fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered 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 extremely scrumptious. The noodles are truly soft and doused in different sauces. I really liked the peanut flavour that this dish produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene too. It is like 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 sizzling muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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

What makes the tea shops so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink contains black tea blended with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As straightforward as it appears, the preparation is in fact an art and also is rather entertaining to view!

The “tea master” grabs a large pot of steaming dark tea on the stove and puts the hot drink in a smaller sized pot including condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he then transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back into the initial pot as well as repeats numerous times to make sure it is perfectly mixed. He after that fills up a lot of little cups as well as starts once again with another set as the initial cups are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you desire more!

Tea shops are wonderful places to appreciate cups of milky tea as well as also numerous foods of Myanmar. They serve baked desserts in addition to meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The often served recipes 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 as well as fish soup. It is an essential part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by numerous people. Typically consumed in the morning, Mohinga is cost effective and also conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this meal is absolutely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variations so do not be afraid to try one whenever you most likely 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 mix of Burmese and also 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 and also slapped down repeatedly up until it can not be extended any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

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

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

 

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