12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Management

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Management

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle meals– essentially noodle-based “salads” with broth offered on the side– and possibly the tastiest and also most common is nangyi thoke.

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (one of the country’s primary Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric and also compressed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish as well as garlic oil.

Oily and full-flavored, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and 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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Possibly one of the most famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, generally as a dessert, however they’re additionally served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, somewhat bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil and also pungent pieces of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking yet 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 and also 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and also spice levels may vary from place to place however this cooking experience remains the very 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 juicy.

Packed 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 as well as 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. In any case, it is very delicious. The noodles are actually soft and also 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 as well. It is like 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 “couple 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 evening market at 31st road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From breakfast to afternoon snack, tea shops are the places to sit 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 shops so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink consists of black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As simple as it sounds, the prep work is really an art and also is rather amusing to watch!

The “tea master” gets a big pot of boiling dark tea on the range and also puts the hot drink in a smaller sized pot including 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 very first pot as well as repeats numerous times to see to it it is perfectly mixed. He then fills a bunch of tiny mugs and starts again with another batch as the very first mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will make you desire much more!

Tea stores are excellent locations to appreciate cups of milky tea as well as likewise numerous foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The often served dishes 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 as well as fish soup. It is a crucial part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Generally eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is affordable and easily available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall proprietors, this dish is most definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variants so don’t be afraid to try one every single 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 blend of Burmese as well as 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 slapped down consistently till it can’t 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 covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is likewise used in Thai food. You might also add 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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