12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Diaries Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Diaries Tour

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– and also probably the tastiest as well as 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 as well as pieces of hard-boiled egg.

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s crucial components: turmeric rice and fish.

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

Oily and also savory, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin comes to be a treat that runs the gamut from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetiser.

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Probably one of the most well known Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, commonly as a treat, however they’re also served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a splash of garlic oil as well as pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not just home cooking but an experience by itself. It comes with a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and six vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, and so on) and also a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and also spice levels may differ from area to location but this culinary experience continues to be the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of one of the most delicious fish ever before. So great that you can consume it on its own or with white rice as well as 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 covered with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds as well as 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 any case, it is really delicious. The noodles are really soft and 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 respectable food scene as well. It is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These tiny bites can be found anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are basic globs of rice flour batter included in a sizzling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay evening 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 sit if you require a break in a hectic 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 tasty, traditional drink includes black tea combined with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As straightforward as it appears, the prep work is in fact an art and also is rather amusing to see!

The “tea master” gets a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the oven as well as pours the hot drink in a smaller pot including condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back right into the initial pot as well as repeats numerous times to ensure it is flawlessly blended. He after that fills up a lot of tiny cups as well as starts again with one more set as the initial cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you want extra!

Tea shops are wonderful places to appreciate cups of milky tea as well as also various foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The often served dishes 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 and fish soup. It is an essential part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by many people. Normally eaten in the morning, Mohinga is budget-friendly and also conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall proprietors, this dish is absolutely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variations so do not be afraid to try one every single 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 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 and also slapped down repetitively till 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 utilized in Thai cuisine. You could also include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it a more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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