12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Industry

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Industry

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 possibly the tastiest and most common is nangyi thoke.

The recipe takes the form of thick, rounded 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 blend of roasted chickpea flour and turmeric extract and chili oil, thrown by hand and served with sides of pickled greens and a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s vital elements: turmeric rice as well as 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 prepared with turmeric as well as squashed into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

Oily and full-flavored, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and also deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a snack 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 one of the most famed Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, typically as a dessert, however they’re additionally 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, chopped tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a splash of garlic oil as well as pungent slices of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking but an experience in itself. It features a slightly oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as 6 veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, etc.) as well as a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes as well as spice levels may differ from area to location however this culinary experience stays the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal barbequed fish which only costs less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh as well as the meat is succulent.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is by far one of one of the most scrumptious fish ever. So excellent that you can consume it plain or with white rice and 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 version is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped 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. Either way, it is very delicious. The noodles are truly soft and doused in various sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this recipe gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene also. It is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These small bites can be discovered anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

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

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From breakfast to afternoon snack, tea stores are the places to rest if you need a break in a busy sightseeing and tour day or if you simply {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 tasty, traditional drink consists of black tea blended with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As easy as it sounds, the preparation is actually an art and is quite entertaining to see!

The “tea master” grabs a huge pot of boiling dark tea on the cooktop and puts the hot beverage in a smaller pot adding condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that transfers the mix to another receptacle, then back into the first pot and repeats numerous times to see to it it is perfectly blended. He after that fills a number of small mugs as well as begins once again with one more batch as the initial mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you want a lot more!

Tea stores are wonderful locations to appreciate mugs of milky tea and additionally different cuisines of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The often 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 fish soup. It is an essential part of Burmese food as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by several people. Generally consumed in the morning, Mohinga is inexpensive as well as readily offered.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this meal is most definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variants so don’t be afraid 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 a special 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 also slapped down repetitively up until 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 wrapped in rice paper.

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

 

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