12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Discovery Travel Company

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Discovery Travel Company

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

The ingredients are seasoned with a mix of roasted chickpea flour and turmeric extract and also chili oil, tossed by hand and offered with sides of pickled greens and 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 (one of the country’s main Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric and squashed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

Oily as well as savory, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a treat 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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Possibly one of the most famed Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed 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 dish, 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 dash of garlic oil as well as pungent pieces of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just comfort food yet 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 and also six vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, and so on) and a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and spice levels may differ from place to place however this cooking experience remains the very 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 and the meat is succulent.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among the most delicious fish ever before. So good that you can consume 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, crunchy, light, nutty and also fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered 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. In either case, it is really scrumptious. The noodles are actually soft and also doused in various sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this recipe gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene too. 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 “couple snacks” are simple dollops of rice flour batter contributed to a sizzling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay night market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From breakfast to afternoon snack, tea shops are the locations to sit if you need a break in a hectic sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to sit and also have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea stores so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage includes black tea blended with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As straightforward as it seems, the preparation is actually an art and also is quite entertaining to watch!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of steaming dark tea on the oven and pours the hot beverage in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to another receptacle, then back right into the initial pot and also repeats numerous times to ensure it is completely mixed. He then fills up a lot of small mugs as well as begins again with an additional set as the very first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you want much more!

Tea stores are wonderful locations to take pleasure in cups of milky tea as well as likewise various foods of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The typically served recipes are deep-fried tasty 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 cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by numerous people. Typically eaten in the morning, Mohinga is budget friendly and also conveniently offered.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall proprietors, this meal is absolutely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variations so don’t hesitate to try one each 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 a distinct 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 as well as slapped down repeatedly until it can’t be extended any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks somehow always include grated coconut. It is essentially grated coconut with coconut milk covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is likewise used in Thai food. You can additionally add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it an extra filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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