12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Vision

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourism Vision

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s necessary parts: turmeric rice and 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 and also squashed right into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

Oily and also tasty, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a snack that runs the gamut from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetiser.

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Perhaps one of the most famed Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, usually as a dessert, however they’re likewise 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, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a dash of garlic oil and pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not just home cooking however an experience by itself. It features a slightly oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup as well as six veggie side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, and so on) and a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and spice levels might vary from place to area yet this cooking experience remains 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 and also the meat is succulent.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is by far among the most tasty fish ever. So great that you can consume it plain or with white rice as well as nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty and also fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds as well as fresh coconut pieces.

 

7. Shan Noodles

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Shan noodle is Inle’s specialty|specialized}. You can have it wet or dry. Regardless, it is really delicious. The noodles are truly soft as well as doused in different sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this dish produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene also. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These tiny bites can be discovered throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are basic 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 road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From morning meal to afternoon snack, tea shops are the locations to sit if you require a break in an active sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to rest and also have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage includes black tea combined with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As straightforward as it seems, the prep work is in fact an art and is quite entertaining to watch!

The “tea master” grabs a large pot of boiling dark tea on the oven as well as pours the hot drink in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back into the very first pot as well as repeats several times to see to it it is perfectly mixed. He then fills a number of tiny mugs and also begins again with an additional batch as the first mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you desire extra!

Tea stores are excellent locations to enjoy cups of milky tea and likewise numerous foods of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns as well as 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 essential part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by numerous people. Typically consumed in the morning, Mohinga is economical and readily offered.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this meal is definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variations so don’t 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 special 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 slapped down repetitively up until it can not be stretched 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 might additionally add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it a much more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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