12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Independent Travel

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Independent Travel

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 maybe the tastiest and also most common is nangyi thoke.

The meal 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 mix of roasted chickpea flour and turmeric as well as chili oil, thrown by hand and also served with sides of pickled greens and a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s necessary parts: 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 primary Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric as well as squashed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish as well as garlic oil.

Oily and full-flavored, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and also deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes 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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Perhaps the most famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, typically as a dessert, yet they’re additionally served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, somewhat bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and 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 yet an experience by itself. It includes a slightly oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and also 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and also spice levels may differ from location to area yet this cooking experience stays the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal barbequed 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 scent of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among one of the most tasty fish ever. So excellent that you can eat it plain 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 as well as 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 tasty. The noodles are really soft and also doused in different sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this recipe gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene as well. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be discovered throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are simple blobs of rice flour batter contributed to a searing 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 afternoon snack, tea shops are the places to rest if you need 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 stores so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink includes black tea combined with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As simple as it appears, the preparation is actually an art as well as is rather enjoyable to view!

The “tea master” grabs a large pot of boiling dark tea on the stove and pours the hot drink in a smaller pot adding condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, then back right into the very first pot as well as repeats several times to make certain it is perfectly mixed. He after that fills a bunch of small mugs and starts once again with another set as the initial cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you want extra!

Tea stores are great places to delight in cups of milky tea and likewise various foods of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets along with meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The commonly served meals 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 also fish soup. It is an essential part of Burmese food as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Normally consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is economical as well as readily available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall proprietors, this dish is most definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variants so don’t be afraid 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 an unique mix of Burmese and 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 also slapped down repeatedly till it can not be extended any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks in some way always include grated coconut. It is basically grated coconut with coconut milk wrapped in rice paper.

Coconut milk is similarly used in Thai cuisine. You might additionally add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it a more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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