12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Heritage Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Heritage 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 also maybe the tastiest as well as most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s crucial elements: turmeric rice and 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 compressed right into a disk with a covering 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 gamut from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetiser.

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

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, normally as a dessert, but they’re also served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, a little bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a splash of garlic oil and pungent pieces of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking but an experience in itself. It comes with a somewhat oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) and also a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and spice levels might vary from location to place but this cooking experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among one of the most tasty 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, crunchy, light, nutty and also fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped 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. In any case, it is really delicious. The noodles are actually soft as well as doused in various sauces. I actually 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 also. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be found anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are basic blobs of rice flour batter added to a crackling muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From morning meal to afternoon snack, tea stores are the places to sit if you need a break in a hectic sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to sit as well as have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink contains black tea mixed with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As straightforward as it sounds, the preparation is actually an art and also is quite amusing to watch!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of boiling dark tea on the stove and also puts the hot drink 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, after that back right into the very first pot and repeats numerous times to make sure it is flawlessly blended. He then fills up a bunch of small cups and also begins once again with one more batch as the initial mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you want extra!

Tea shops are terrific locations to appreciate mugs of milky tea and additionally various foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets along with meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The frequently served recipes are deep-fried mouthwatering snacks, deep-fried bread offered 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 meal by numerous people. Typically consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is cost effective and conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall proprietors, this dish is certainly slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variations so do not hesitate to try one every time you go to another Burmese city.

 

11. Burmese Paratha

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Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is a distinct blend of Burmese as well as lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, yet 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 likewise used in Thai food. You could likewise include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it an extra filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t extremely sweet.

 

Thanks for reading my guide to Top 12 Foods to Try in Myanmar – Myanmar Heritage Tour.

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