12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tour Spot

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tour Spot

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

The ingredients are seasoned with a combination 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 and fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (one of the country’s major Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and also squashed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.

Oily and also mouthwatering, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin comes to be 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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Probably the most famed Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, commonly as a treat, yet they’re likewise served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, somewhat bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a dash of garlic oil and also pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not simply comfort food but an experience in itself. It features a slightly oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and also six veggie side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, and so on) and also a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and also spice levels might differ from location to place yet this culinary experience continues to be the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is by far among the most tasty fish ever before. So great that you can consume 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, crispy, light, nutty as well as fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered 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. In either case, it is extremely delicious. The noodles are truly soft as well as doused in different sauces. I really liked the peanut flavour that this meal produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene too. It resembles 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 blobs of rice flour batter contributed to a crackling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay night market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From morning meal to mid-day snack, tea shops are the places to sit if you need a break in an active sightseeing and tour day or if you simply {want to|wish to rest as well as have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional beverage consists of black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As simple as it sounds, the preparation is in fact an art and is rather enjoyable to watch!

The “tea master” gets hold of a large pot of boiling dark tea on the stove as well as puts the hot beverage in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, then back right into the very first pot and also repeats numerous times to ensure it is completely combined. He after that fills up a bunch of little mugs and begins once more with another batch as the initial cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you desire extra!

Tea shops are terrific locations to take pleasure in cups of milky tea as well as additionally numerous cuisines of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets along with meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The usually served recipes are deep-fried tasty 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 a crucial part of Burmese cuisine and also considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by several people. Usually eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is economical and readily offered.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall owners, this meal is most definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variants so do not hesitate to try one whenever 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 mix of Burmese and 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 stretched 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 food. You might also include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it a more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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