12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Conference

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Conference

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

The ingredients are seasoned with a combination of roasted chickpea flour and turmeric extract 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 vital parts: turmeric rice and 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 and compressed into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

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

The tea leaves are eaten by themselves, generally as a treat, but 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, chopped tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a splash of garlic oil and 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 in itself. It comes with a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, etc.) as well as a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and spice levels may differ from location to place however this culinary experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal barbequed fish which only 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 smell of fish stomach, this is by far among one of the most delicious fish ever before. So great that you can consume it plain 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 as well as fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered 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. In any case, it is really scrumptious. The noodles are really soft and also doused in different sauces. I really liked the peanut flavour that this meal gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene also. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These tiny bites can be found anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are simple globs of rice flour batter included in a sizzling 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 shop meal

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From breakfast to mid-day snack, tea shops are the locations to rest if you need a break in a hectic sightseeing and tour day or if you just {want to|wish to rest and have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea stores so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink includes black tea blended with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As simple as it seems, the prep work is actually an art as well as is fairly amusing to enjoy!

The “tea master” grabs a huge pot of boiling dark tea on the stove as well as pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then transfers the mix to another receptacle, after that back right into the first pot and also repeats numerous times to see to it it is perfectly mixed. He then fills a number of little cups and also begins once again with an additional batch as the initial cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you desire extra!

Tea stores are fantastic locations to appreciate cups of milky tea as well as likewise different cuisines of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns and dim sum. The commonly 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 as well as fish soup. It is a crucial part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by many people. Typically eaten in the morning, Mohinga is inexpensive and conveniently offered.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall proprietors, this dish is most definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variants so don’t hesitate to try one each time you go to another Burmese city.

 

11. Burmese Paratha

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Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is a distinct mix of Burmese and 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 slapped down repeatedly till 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 wrapped in rice paper.

Coconut milk is similarly made use of in Thai cuisine. You could also include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it a much more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t extremely sweet.

 

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