12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Opening Up Tourism

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Opening Up Tourism

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle recipes– essentially noodle-based “salads” with broth offered on the side– as well as perhaps the tastiest and also 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 as well as pieces of hard-boiled egg.

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s vital components: turmeric rice and fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (among the country’s primary Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and also squashed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

Oily and also full-flavored, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and 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 appetizer.

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Possibly one of the most famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, generally as a treat, however they’re likewise served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a splash of garlic oil as well as pungent pieces of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not just comfort food yet an experience in itself. It includes a slightly oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, and so on) as well as a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and also spice levels may differ from location to place but this cooking experience remains the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of one of the most delicious fish ever. So good that you can eat it plain or with white rice as well as 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 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 really delicious. The noodles are truly soft and doused in various sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this recipe produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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

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

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From morning meal to mid-day snack, tea stores are the places to sit if you need a break in a busy sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to rest and also have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea shops so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage includes black tea mixed with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As straightforward as it sounds, the preparation is actually an art and also is quite enjoyable to see!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of steaming dark tea on the stove and also pours the hot beverage in a smaller sized pot including condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, then back into the first pot as well as repeats numerous times to make sure it is perfectly mixed. He then fills a number of small mugs as well as starts again with one more batch as the initial cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you want extra!

Tea stores are wonderful locations to delight in cups of milky tea as well as additionally various foods of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts along with meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The typically served recipes 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 as well as fish soup. It is an important part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by many people. Usually consumed in the morning, Mohinga is economical as well as conveniently offered.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this meal is certainly slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variations so don’t be afraid to try one every single 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 an one-of-a-kind blend of Burmese and also 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 and slapped down repeatedly till it can’t be extended any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

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

Coconut milk is similarly utilized in Thai food. You can likewise 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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