12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Plan

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Plan

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 possibly the tastiest and also most common is nangyi thoke.

The meal takes the form of thick, rounded rice noodles with chicken, slim slices 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 also turmeric extract 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 (one of the country’s main Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric and also squashed into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish as well as garlic oil.

Oily as well as mouthwatering, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin comes to be 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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Maybe one of the most famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten by themselves, typically as a dessert, 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, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a dash of garlic oil as well as pungent pieces of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking however an experience by 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 veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) and also a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes as well as spice levels might vary from area to area but this culinary experience stays the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among the most delicious fish ever. So good that you can consume 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, 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 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 as well as 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 small bites can be discovered anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are simple dollops of rice flour batter contributed to a searing muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay night market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From breakfast to afternoon snack, tea stores are the places to rest if you need a break in an active sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to sit as well as have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea stores so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink includes black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As straightforward as it sounds, the preparation is actually an art as well as is quite amusing to watch!

The “tea master” grabs a huge pot of boiling dark tea on the stove and puts the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, then back into the first pot as well as repeats a number of times to make certain it is perfectly mixed. He then fills up a lot of little mugs and begins once again with one more set as the very first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you want a lot more!

Tea shops are excellent places to appreciate mugs of milky tea and also different cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts along with meat steamed buns and dim sum. The typically served meals are deep-fried full-flavored 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 important part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Normally eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is inexpensive as well as readily available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall owners, this meal is definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variants so do not be afraid to try one each 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 distinct mix of Burmese and also lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, but closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up and slapped down repeatedly until it can not be stretched 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 similarly used in Thai cuisine. You might also include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it a more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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