12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Backpacker Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Backpacker Tour

1. Nangyi thoke

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

The recipe takes the form of thick, round rice noodles with chicken, thin 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 and also turmeric extract as well as chili oil, tossed by hand as well as offered with sides of pickled greens as well as a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s crucial components: turmeric rice as well as fish.

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

Oily and also full-flavored, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and also 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 famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten by themselves, commonly as a treat, yet they’re additionally served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a dash of garlic oil and pungent slices of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not simply comfort food yet an experience in itself. It features a slightly oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup as well as six vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, and so on) and a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and spice levels might vary from area to area but this cooking experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

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

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty as well as fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and 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 any case, it is extremely tasty. The noodles are really soft and doused in different 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 discovered anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are basic globs of rice flour batter added to a crackling 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 shop meal

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

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage contains black tea combined with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As simple as it sounds, the prep work is actually an art and also is quite amusing to view!

The “tea master” grabs a large pot of boiling dark tea on the cooktop as well as pours the hot drink in a smaller sized pot including condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, then back right into the very first pot and repeats several times to make sure it is flawlessly combined. He after that fills a number of little cups and begins once more with an additional batch as the initial mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you want much more!

Tea shops are terrific locations to appreciate mugs of milky tea as well as also various foods of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns and dim sum. The typically served recipes are deep-fried savory 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 an important part of Burmese food and also considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by numerous people. Normally eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is cost effective as well as readily available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this meal is most definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variations so do not hesitate to try one each 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 one-of-a-kind blend of Burmese as well as 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 repetitively 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 used in Thai cuisine. You might also 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 extremely sweet.

 

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