12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Overland Travel

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Overland Travel

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth offered on the side– and also maybe 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 pieces of hard-boiled egg.

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s essential parts: turmeric rice as well as fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (one of the nation’s primary Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric as well as compressed into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish as well as garlic oil.

Oily and also tasty, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin ends up being a snack that runs the range from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetiser.

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Probably the most famed Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, generally as a treat, yet they’re also served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, a little bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a dash of garlic oil as well as pungent slices of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just home cooking yet an experience in itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and six veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes as well as spice levels may differ from area to location yet this culinary experience continues to be the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal barbequed fish which only sets you back less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh as well as the meat is juicy.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is by far among the most delicious fish ever. So excellent that you can eat it plain or with white rice as well as 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 topped 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 and also doused in various sauces. I really 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 too. It is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be found throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

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

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From breakfast to afternoon snack, tea stores are the locations 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 mid-day.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional beverage includes black tea combined with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As simple as it seems, the prep work is actually an art and is quite enjoyable to enjoy!

The “tea master” gets hold of a big pot of steaming dark tea on the range as well as puts the hot drink in a smaller pot adding condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to another receptacle, after that back into the first pot and repeats several times to make certain it is completely blended. He after that fills a lot of little mugs and also begins again with another set as the first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you desire much more!

Tea shops are fantastic places to enjoy cups of milky tea and also various cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The typically served recipes are deep-fried mouthwatering 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 a crucial part of Burmese food as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by numerous people. Generally consumed in the morning, Mohinga is budget-friendly and readily offered.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this meal is absolutely slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variants so don’t be afraid to try one whenever 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 and also 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 as well as slapped down continuously 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 covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is likewise used in Thai cuisine. You could also add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it an extra filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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