12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Branding

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Branding

1. Nangyi thoke

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

The recipe takes the form of thick, round rice noodles with chicken, slim pieces 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 also chili oil, thrown by hand and also served with sides of pickled greens and also a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (among the nation’s main 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 as well as garlic oil.

Oily and tasty, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and also deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin ends up being 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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Maybe the most famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, typically as a treat, however they’re also 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, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil as well as pungent slices of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply comfort food however an experience in itself. It comes with a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as 6 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 selection of side dishes as well as spice levels might vary from place to place yet this cooking experience continues to be the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal barbequed fish which just costs much less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh and also the meat is succulent.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among one of the most delicious fish ever before. So great that you can consume it plain 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 fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and also fresh coconut pieces.

 

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 tasty. The noodles are really soft and doused in various sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this meal produced.

 

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 discovered anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are simple globs 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 road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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

What makes the tea shops so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage contains black tea combined with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As straightforward as it appears, the preparation is actually an art and also is fairly enjoyable to enjoy!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of steaming dark tea on the range as well as puts the hot beverage in a smaller 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 first pot and repeats numerous times to see to it it is flawlessly blended. He after that fills a lot of little mugs and also starts again with an additional set as the very first mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you want much more!

Tea shops are great locations to take pleasure in cups of milky tea as well as also numerous foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets along with meat steamed buns and dim sum. The frequently served recipes are deep-fried mouthwatering 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 an important part of Burmese cuisine as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by lots of people. Generally eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is inexpensive and also conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this meal is absolutely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variants so don’t hesitate 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 and also lndian influences.

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

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks somehow always include grated coconut. It is essentially grated coconut with coconut milk wrapped in rice paper.

Coconut milk is likewise used in Thai food. You can additionally include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it an extra filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

Thanks for reading my guide to Top 12 Foods to Try in Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Branding.

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