12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Rail Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Rail Tour

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle meals– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– as well as maybe the tastiest and most common is nangyi thoke.

The meal takes the form of thick, rounded rice noodles with chicken, thin 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 and also turmeric and chili oil, tossed by hand and served with sides of pickled greens and also a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s important components: turmeric rice as well as fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (among the nation’s major Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric and also compressed right into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.

Oily and also mouthwatering, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and also 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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Maybe one of the most renowned Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, typically as a treat, yet they’re additionally served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a splash of garlic oil as well as pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just home cooking yet an experience by itself. It features a slightly oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as 6 vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) as well as a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and also spice levels might vary from location to place yet this culinary experience remains the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is by far one of the most tasty fish ever before. So great that you can consume it on its own or with white rice and also nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty and also fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped 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 any case, it is really scrumptious. The noodles are really 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 as well. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be discovered anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are simple globs of rice flour batter included in a searing 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 shop meal

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From breakfast to afternoon snack, tea stores are the places to rest if you require a break in a hectic sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to sit and have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage contains black tea blended with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As simple as it sounds, the preparation is actually an art and is rather entertaining to watch!

The “tea master” grabs a large pot of boiling dark tea on the stove as well as puts the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then transfers the mix to another receptacle, then back into the first pot and repeats a number of times to see to it it is flawlessly combined. He after that fills up a bunch of little cups and also starts again with one more batch as the very first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you desire more!

Tea stores are great places to appreciate mugs of milky tea and additionally numerous foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets along with meat steamed buns and dim sum. The usually served meals are deep-fried full-flavored 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 a crucial part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by many people. Generally consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is budget friendly as well as readily available.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this meal is most definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variants so do not hesitate to try one every single 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 and lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, however closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as 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 essentially grated coconut with coconut milk covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is similarly utilized in Thai food. You might also add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it a much more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t extremely sweet.

 

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