12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Caravan Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Caravan Tour

1. Nangyi thoke

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

The dish takes the form of thick, round rice noodles with chicken, thin slices of fish cake, par-boiled bean sprouts and also pieces 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 as well as served with sides of pickled greens and also a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s vital 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 major Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and compressed right into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.

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

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetiser.

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

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

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not just comfort food however an experience by itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as six vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and also spice levels may vary from area to location yet this cooking experience continues to be the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal barbequed fish which only sets you back less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh as well as the meat is succulent.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is by far one of the most scrumptious fish ever. So great that you can eat it plain or with white rice and nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crunchy, light, nutty and also 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 extremely delicious. The noodles are really soft as well as doused in various sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this meal produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene also. 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 globs of rice flour batter included in a searing muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From morning meal to mid-day 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 afternoon.

What makes the tea shops so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink includes black tea blended with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As easy as it seems, the preparation is really an art and is rather entertaining to enjoy!

The “tea master” grabs a large pot of steaming dark tea on the stove and also pours the hot drink in a smaller sized pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that transfers the mix to another receptacle, then back into the first pot and also repeats a number of times to ensure it is flawlessly combined. He then fills up a lot of tiny mugs and starts once more with one more set as the very first cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you desire a lot more!

Tea shops are fantastic 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 and also dim sum. The frequently served meals 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 essential part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by several people. Normally eaten in the morning, Mohinga is budget friendly as well as easily offered.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this meal is most definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variations so don’t hesitate 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 unique mix of Burmese as well as lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, however 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 in some way 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 food. You can additionally 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 overly sweet.

 

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