12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Short Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Short Tour

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– and perhaps the tastiest and 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 slices of hard-boiled egg.

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s vital components: 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 major Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric and compressed into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.

Oily and tasty, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and also deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a snack that runs the range 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 famed Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, normally as a treat, however they’re additionally served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, a little bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a sprinkle 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 simply home cooking yet an experience by itself. It features a slightly oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup as well as six veggie side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, and so on) and a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes as well as spice levels may vary from area to area yet this cooking experience stays the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of the most delicious fish ever before. 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, crunchy, light, nutty and fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds as well as 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 extremely delicious. The noodles are truly soft and also doused in various sauces. I really liked the peanut flavour that this recipe gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene as well. It is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be found anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are simple blobs of rice flour batter added to a searing muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in 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 shops are the places to rest if you need a break in a busy sightseeing and tour day or if you simply {want to|wish to sit and have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea shops so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional beverage contains black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As easy as it sounds, the prep work is actually an art and also is rather enjoyable to view!

The “tea master” gets a big pot of boiling dark tea on the cooktop and puts the hot drink in a smaller sized pot including condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that transfers the mix to another receptacle, after that back into the initial pot and also repeats several times to see to it it is completely blended. He after that fills up a number of small cups and also begins once more with an additional batch as the very first mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you desire extra!

Tea shops are excellent locations to take pleasure in cups of milky tea and also numerous foods of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts along with meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The frequently served recipes are deep-fried tasty 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 fish soup. It is a crucial part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by lots of people. Generally eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is budget friendly and also conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall proprietors, this meal is definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variations so do not 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 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 and also slapped down repetitively 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 made use of in Thai cuisine. You can additionally add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it a more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t extremely sweet.

 

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