12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tour Bagan

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tour Bagan

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– essentially noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– and also maybe the tastiest and most common is nangyi thoke.

The dish takes the form of thick, round rice noodles with chicken, slim slices of fish cake, par-boiled bean sprouts as well as slices of hard-boiled egg.

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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

Oily and tasty, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin comes to be 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 renowned Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, normally as a treat, but they’re likewise served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, somewhat bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a dash 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 home cooking yet an experience by itself. It includes a slightly oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as 6 veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, and so on) as well as a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and also spice levels may vary from place to place however this culinary experience continues to be the exact 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 and the meat is succulent.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is by far one of the most tasty fish ever before. So excellent that you can eat it plain or with white rice and 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 really scrumptious. The noodles are really soft as well as doused in different sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this recipe gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene also. 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 simple globs of rice flour batter contributed to a crackling 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 store 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 special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink includes black tea blended with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As basic as it seems, the prep work is in fact an art as well as is fairly enjoyable to enjoy!

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

Tea stores are excellent places to appreciate cups of milky tea and additionally different cuisines of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The typically served recipes are deep-fried savory snacks, deep-fried bread served with a potato curry or baked breads.

 

10. Mohinga

 

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Mohinga is a comforting rice noodle and fish soup. It is an important part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by numerous people. Generally eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is cost effective as well as easily offered.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this meal is most definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variations so do not be afraid to try one every 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 one-of-a-kind 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 and also slapped down continuously until it can not be stretched any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

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

Coconut milk is similarly made use of in Thai food. You could likewise add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it an extra filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t extremely sweet.

 

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