12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Responsible Tourism Org

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Responsible Tourism Org

1. Nangyi thoke

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

The meal takes the form of thick, round rice noodles with chicken, thin pieces of fish cake, par-boiled bean sprouts and also pieces of hard-boiled egg.

The ingredients are seasoned with a combination of roasted chickpea flour as well as turmeric extract and chili oil, thrown 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 (one of the country’s primary Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric as well as compressed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.

Oily and also tasty, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and 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 appetiser.

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Perhaps one of the most well known Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, commonly as a treat, but 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, sliced tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a splash of garlic oil and pungent slices of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

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

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal smoked fish which only costs much 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 great that you can consume it plain 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 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 really tasty. The noodles are truly soft and doused in different 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 is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These tiny bites can be found throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are basic blobs of rice flour batter included in a searing muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From morning meal to afternoon snack, tea shops are the places to sit if you need a break in a hectic sightseeing and tour day or if you simply {want to|wish to sit and also have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage includes black tea combined with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As easy as it sounds, the preparation is actually an art and is rather amusing to view!

The “tea master” grabs a huge pot of boiling dark tea on the stove and puts the hot drink in a smaller sized pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to an additional receptacle, then back into the very first pot and repeats several times to see to it it is flawlessly mixed. He then fills a bunch of little cups as well as begins once more with one more batch as the very first mugs are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you want a lot more!

Tea stores are terrific locations to appreciate cups of milky tea and also different cuisines of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The frequently served recipes 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 a vital part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by numerous people. Typically consumed in the morning, Mohinga is budget-friendly as well as readily offered.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall proprietors, this meal is definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variations so don’t be afraid 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 an unique mix of Burmese as well as 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 and slapped down continuously till it can’t 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 could additionally include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it a much more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t extremely sweet.

 

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