12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Delta Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Delta Tour

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle meals– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth offered on the side– and possibly the tastiest and most common 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 mix of roasted chickpea flour and turmeric extract as well as chili oil, tossed by hand and served with sides of pickled greens as well as a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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

Oily and savory, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin comes to be a treat 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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Probably one of the most well known Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, typically as a dessert, yet they’re likewise served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, a little bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a splash of garlic oil and 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 features a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup as well as 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) and also a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and also spice levels may vary from location to area yet this cooking experience stays 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 and the meat is succulent.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of the most delicious fish ever. So good that you can eat it on its own or with white rice and absolutely nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty and also 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. In either case, it is very scrumptious. The noodles are actually soft as well as doused in various sauces. I actually 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 as well. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be found throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are simple globs of rice flour batter added to a searing muffin-like cast iron 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 breakfast to afternoon snack, tea stores are the locations to sit if you require a break in a busy sightseeing and tour day or if you simply {want to|wish to rest as well as have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea shops so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink consists of black tea mixed with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As straightforward as it appears, the prep work is actually an art as well as is quite amusing to view!

The “tea master” grabs a large pot of steaming dark tea on the oven and puts the hot beverage in a smaller pot adding 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 also repeats numerous times to make sure it is flawlessly blended. He then fills up a bunch of small cups as well as begins once again with one more batch as the first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will make you desire extra!

Tea shops are fantastic places to delight in mugs of milky tea as well as likewise various cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts as well as meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The frequently served meals are deep-fried mouthwatering 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 fish soup. It is an essential part of Burmese cuisine as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by numerous people. Typically consumed in the morning, Mohinga is economical as well as readily available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall proprietors, this dish is definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their 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 away from Indian paratha, yet closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up and slapped down consistently till it can’t 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 likewise used in Thai cuisine. You can also include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it an extra filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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