12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism History

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism History

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

The ingredients are seasoned with a mix of roasted chickpea flour and turmeric as well as chili oil, tossed by hand as well as 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 country’s primary Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and squashed into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

Oily and also full-flavored, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and 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 appetizer.

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Perhaps the most well known Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten by themselves, generally 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, a little bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a dash of garlic oil and also pungent slices of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking yet an experience by itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and also 6 vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and also a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and spice levels may vary from place to place but this cooking experience stays the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is by far among one of the most scrumptious fish ever before. So excellent that you can eat it on its own or with white rice and also 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 and 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 any case, it is very delicious. The noodles are truly 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 too. It resembles 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 “couple snacks” are simple globs of rice flour batter included in a searing 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 breakfast to mid-day snack, tea stores are the places to rest if you need a break in an active sightseeing and tour day or if you just {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 drink includes black tea mixed with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As basic as it seems, the preparation is actually an art and is rather entertaining to enjoy!

The “tea master” gets a large pot of steaming dark tea on the cooktop and also pours the hot drink in a smaller pot adding condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, then back right into the very first pot and repeats several times to make sure it is flawlessly blended. He after that fills up a lot of small mugs 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 beverage that will make you desire much more!

Tea shops are excellent places to take pleasure in mugs of milky tea as well as likewise various cuisines of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets along with meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The usually served meals 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 as well as fish soup. It is an important part of Burmese food as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by lots of people. Typically eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is budget-friendly and also easily available.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall proprietors, this meal is most definitely slurp worthy. Various 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 mix of Burmese and also lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, however closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up and also slapped down continuously till it can not be stretched 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 used in Thai cuisine. You might also 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 excessively sweet.

 

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