12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Open Asian Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Open Asian Tour

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s vital elements: 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 major 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 as well as mouthwatering, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin comes to be 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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Maybe the most famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten by themselves, typically as a dessert, yet they’re also 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 as well as peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil as well as pungent slices of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking however an experience in itself. It features a slightly oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as 6 veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, and so on) as well as a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and also spice levels may vary from location to place however this culinary experience stays 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 and the meat is juicy.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among the most tasty fish ever. So good that you can eat it on its own or with white rice and also absolutely nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty and fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds as well as fresh coconut slices.

 

7. Shan Noodles

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Shan noodle is Inle’s specialty|specialized}. You can have it wet or dry. Either way, it is very tasty. The noodles are truly soft as well as doused in various sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this meal gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene also. 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 “couple snacks” are basic globs of rice flour batter contributed to a crackling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to 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 stores are the locations to rest if you need a break in a hectic sightseeing and tour day or if you simply {want to|wish to rest and also have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink consists of black tea mixed with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As easy as it appears, the prep work is actually an art as well as is rather amusing to see!

The “tea master” grabs a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the oven and pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot adding condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he then transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back into the first pot as well as repeats numerous times to ensure it is flawlessly blended. He after that fills a number of small mugs and begins once more with one more batch as the first mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you want more!

Tea shops are wonderful places to enjoy cups of milky tea and also different foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The usually served dishes are deep-fried savory 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 also fish soup. It is an important part of Burmese food and also considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by lots of people. Typically consumed in the morning, Mohinga is inexpensive as well as conveniently offered.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this dish is absolutely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variants so don’t be afraid to try one whenever you most likely 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 as well as lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, but closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as 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 similarly utilized in Thai cuisine. You could additionally add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it a much more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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