12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Food Directory

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Food Directory

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 probably the tastiest and also most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s necessary 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 cooked with turmeric as well as compressed right into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

Oily and mouthwatering, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes 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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Probably the most renowned Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, commonly as a treat, yet they’re likewise served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, somewhat bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil and also pungent slices of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking but an experience by itself. It features a slightly oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and six vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes as well as spice levels may vary from area to area but this cooking experience stays the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal smoked fish which only costs much less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh and also the meat is juicy.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is by far one of 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 fluffy. The sweet version 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. Regardless, it is extremely scrumptious. The noodles are really soft as well as doused in different sauces. I really 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 as well. It is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These small bites can be found anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are simple globs of rice flour batter added 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 morning meal to mid-day snack, tea shops are the places to rest if you require a break in an active sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to sit 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 mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As basic as it appears, the prep work is in fact an art and also is quite entertaining to watch!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of steaming dark tea on the oven and also pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to an additional receptacle, then back right into the initial pot and repeats several times to make certain it is completely blended. He after that fills up a bunch of small mugs as well as starts once more with another batch as the first cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you desire more!

Tea stores are fantastic places to take pleasure in mugs of milky tea as well as likewise various foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns and dim sum. The frequently served recipes 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 a crucial part of Burmese food as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by lots of people. Usually eaten in the morning, Mohinga is economical and easily available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall proprietors, this dish is most definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variations so don’t hesitate to try one every 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 special blend 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 repetitively till it can’t be stretched 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 made use of in Thai food. You could additionally add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it a more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t extremely sweet.

 

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