12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar 1 Week Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar 1 Week Tour

1. Nangyi thoke

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

The dish takes the form of thick, rounded 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 blend of roasted chickpea flour as well as turmeric as well as chili oil, thrown by hand as well as served with sides of pickled greens and also a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s important components: turmeric rice and also fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (among the nation’s major Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric as well as compressed into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.

Oily and mouthwatering, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a treat 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 the most famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, usually as a dessert, however they’re additionally served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, somewhat bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a splash of garlic oil as well as pungent slices of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just comfort food yet an experience in itself. It comes with a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as six vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, and so on) as well as a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and spice levels might vary from area to place however this cooking experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal smoked fish which only sets you back much less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh and the meat is succulent.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is by far among the most scrumptious fish ever before. So great that you can consume it on its own or with white rice as well as 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 covered with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and fresh coconut pieces.

 

7. Shan Noodles

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Shan noodle is Inle’s specialty|specialized}. You can have it wet or dry. Regardless, it is really tasty. The noodles are actually soft as well as 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 respectable food scene too. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These tiny bites can be discovered anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are basic globs 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 street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional beverage consists of black tea combined with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As basic as it seems, the preparation is actually an art and is rather entertaining to see!

The “tea master” gets hold of a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the oven and also puts the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, then back into the very first pot and repeats a number of times to see to it it is flawlessly mixed. He after that fills a lot of small mugs as well as begins again with an additional set as the initial cups are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you want more!

Tea stores are excellent places to enjoy mugs of milky tea as well as also different foods of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns and dim sum. The often served meals are deep-fried mouthwatering 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 a vital part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Typically eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is affordable as well as easily available.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this dish is absolutely slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variations so don’t be afraid to try one every time you go to another Burmese city.

 

11. Burmese Paratha

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Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is an unique blend of Burmese and also lndian influences.

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

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

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

Coconut milk is similarly made use of in Thai cuisine. You could additionally add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it a much more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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