12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Association

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Association

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s essential elements: turmeric rice and also fish.

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

Oily and savory, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a treat 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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Maybe the most renowned Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, generally as a treat, however 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 blended by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a splash of garlic oil and also pungent pieces of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just comfort food yet an experience in itself. It comes with a slightly oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and 6 veggie side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and also a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes as well as spice levels may vary from location to location however this culinary experience stays the very 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 as well as the meat is succulent.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among one of the most scrumptious fish ever. So good that you can eat it on its own or with white rice as well as 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. Regardless, it is extremely scrumptious. The noodles are actually soft and also 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 is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be discovered throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are simple globs of rice flour batter included in a crackling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From morning meal to mid-day snack, tea stores are the locations to rest if you require a break in an active sightseeing and tour day or if you just {want to|wish to sit and have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink consists of black tea combined with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As easy as it seems, the preparation is actually an art and is fairly amusing to watch!

The “tea master” gets hold of a large pot of boiling dark tea on the cooktop and pours the hot drink in a smaller pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back into the very first pot as well as repeats several times to make certain it is perfectly combined. He then fills a number of small mugs and begins again with an additional batch as the very first cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you want extra!

Tea stores are wonderful places to delight in mugs of milky tea as well as likewise various foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns and dim sum. The typically served recipes are deep-fried mouthwatering 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 also fish soup. It is a crucial part of Burmese food and also considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by several people. Normally eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is inexpensive as well as easily available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall owners, this dish is certainly slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variants so do not be afraid to try one whenever 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 blend of Burmese and also lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue away from Indian paratha, but closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up and slapped down continuously up until it can’t be extended any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks somehow 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 might additionally 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 overly sweet.

 

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