12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourist Destinations

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourist Destinations

1. Nangyi thoke

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

The meal 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 mixture of roasted chickpea flour and also turmeric extract and also chili oil, thrown by hand and served with sides of pickled greens and also a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s essential components: turmeric rice as well as fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (one of the nation’s primary 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 also garlic oil.

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

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, commonly as a treat, but they’re likewise served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a splash of garlic oil and pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just comfort food however an experience by itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and also 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) as well as a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes as well as spice levels may differ from area to place however this cooking experience stays the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among one of the most tasty fish ever. So great that you can eat it plain or with white rice and 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 variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and 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 really delicious. The noodles are truly soft as well as doused in different sauces. I really liked the peanut flavour that this recipe produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene as well. 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 blobs of rice flour batter contributed to a sizzling 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 morning meal to mid-day snack, tea shops are the places to sit if you need a break in a hectic sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to sit and have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea stores so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink contains black tea mixed with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As basic as it seems, the preparation is actually an art and is quite entertaining to see!

The “tea master” gets hold of a large pot of boiling dark tea on the oven as well as pours the hot beverage in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back into the first pot as well as repeats several times to see to it it is perfectly blended. He after that fills up a number of little mugs as well as begins once more with another set as the initial mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you desire a lot more!

Tea stores are wonderful locations to enjoy cups of milky tea and likewise various cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts in addition to meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The typically served meals are deep-fried full-flavored 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 vital part of Burmese cuisine as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by several people. Typically eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is budget friendly and easily available.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this meal is certainly slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variants so don’t hesitate to try one each time you go 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 repetitively till it can’t be extended any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks in some way always include grated coconut. It is basically grated coconut with coconut milk wrapped in rice paper.

Coconut milk is similarly made use of in Thai cuisine. You could likewise include 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.

 

Thanks for reading my guide to Top 12 Foods to Try in Myanmar – Myanmar Tourist Destinations.

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