12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tours And Travel And River Cruise

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tours And Travel And River Cruise

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– as well as probably the tastiest and most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s vital 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 squashed into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

Oily and also tasty, 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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Probably the most famed Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, generally 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, somewhat bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as 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 simply comfort food yet an experience in itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and also six vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and also spice levels may vary from place to place but this cooking experience continues to be the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal grilled fish which just costs much less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh and the meat is succulent.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is by far among the most delicious fish ever. So great 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 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 really tasty. The noodles are truly soft and also doused in various sauces. I really liked the peanut flavour that this dish gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene also. It is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These small 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 crackling muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay night market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From morning meal to afternoon snack, tea stores are the locations to rest if you require a break in an active sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to rest as well as have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage includes black tea blended with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As straightforward as it appears, the preparation is actually an art and is fairly entertaining to view!

The “tea master” gets a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the oven and also puts the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to another receptacle, after that back right into the initial pot as well as repeats several times to make sure it is perfectly blended. He then fills a lot of tiny cups and also begins once again with one more set 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 want extra!

Tea stores are terrific places to appreciate cups of milky tea and likewise different foods of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets along with meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The commonly 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 an important part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by many people. Normally eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is affordable as well as easily offered.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall proprietors, this dish is most definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variants so do not 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 a distinct blend of Burmese as well as lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue away from Indian paratha, however closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up and also slapped down repeatedly up until 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 food. You could likewise 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 extremely sweet.

 

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