12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Culinary Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Culinary Tour

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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

Oily and 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 range from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetizer.

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

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, generally as a treat, yet they’re additionally served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, a little 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 also pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply comfort food yet an experience in itself. It features a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and also 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, etc.) as well as a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and spice levels might differ from area to place yet this culinary experience remains the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of the most tasty fish ever before. So great that you can eat 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 as well as fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered 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. Either way, it is extremely delicious. The noodles are truly soft and also doused in various sauces. I truly 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 tiny bites can be found throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

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

 

9. Tea store meal

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From breakfast to mid-day snack, tea shops are the locations to rest if you require a break in a hectic sightseeing and tour day or if you just {want to|wish to rest as well as have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea stores so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink contains black tea blended with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As easy as it appears, the preparation is actually an art and also is quite amusing to see!

The “tea master” grabs a large pot of boiling dark tea on the stove and pours the hot drink in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, then back right into the first pot and repeats numerous times to ensure it is completely blended. He after that fills a number of little cups and also begins once more with another set as the first mugs are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you desire much more!

Tea shops are wonderful locations to appreciate cups of milky tea as well as likewise numerous foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The typically 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 a crucial part of Burmese food and also considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by several people. Usually eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is economical as well as readily available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall proprietors, this dish is certainly slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variations so do not hesitate to try one every single 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 an unique mix of Burmese as well as lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue away from Indian paratha, however closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up and 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 similarly utilized in Thai cuisine. You can also include 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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