12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Strengths And Weaknesses

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Strengths And Weaknesses

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 ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.

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

The ingredients are seasoned with a combination of roasted chickpea flour and turmeric and also chili oil, thrown by hand as well as served with sides of pickled greens and also a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (among the nation’s primary Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and compressed into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish as well as garlic oil.

Oily and also tasty, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin comes to be 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 on their own, generally as a treat, but they’re also 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, sliced tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a splash of garlic oil and also pungent slices of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just home cooking but an experience by itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and 6 vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, and so on) and also a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and spice levels might differ from area to area but this cooking experience continues to be 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 and the meat is juicy.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is by far among one of the most delicious fish ever. So great 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 also fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped 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. Either way, it is very delicious. The noodles are truly soft as well as doused in different sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this meal produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene also. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be found throughout 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 evening market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From breakfast to mid-day snack, tea shops are the places to rest if you require a break in an active sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to rest 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 beverage consists of black tea combined with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As easy as it seems, the prep work is actually an art and also is quite entertaining to see!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of boiling dark tea on the cooktop as well as pours the hot drink in a smaller pot adding condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, then back right into the initial pot and also repeats several times to see to it it is completely combined. He then fills up a number of small mugs as well as starts once again with another batch as the initial cups 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 fantastic places to take pleasure in mugs of milky tea as well as likewise different cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns and dim sum. The usually served meals 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 as well as fish soup. It is a crucial part of Burmese cuisine as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by numerous people. Typically eaten in the morning, Mohinga is budget friendly and conveniently offered.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall proprietors, this dish is certainly slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variations 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 away from Indian paratha, but closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as slapped down consistently till it can not be extended any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks in some way 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 can also add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it an extra filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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