12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Adapter

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Adapter

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s vital components: turmeric rice as well as 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 cooked with turmeric and squashed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

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

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetizer.

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Possibly the most renowned Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, normally 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, slightly bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crispy 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 dish

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking however an experience by itself. It comes with a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as six vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and also spice levels may differ from place to place but this culinary experience remains the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is by far one of one of the most tasty fish ever before. So excellent that you can consume it plain or with white rice and also absolutely nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, 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. Regardless, it is extremely scrumptious. The noodles are actually soft and doused in various sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this dish produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene too. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These tiny bites can be discovered anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are basic globs of rice flour batter added to 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 morning meal to mid-day snack, tea shops are the locations to sit if you need a break in an active sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to sit and have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional beverage consists of black tea combined with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As straightforward as it sounds, the preparation is in fact an art and also is rather amusing to enjoy!

The “tea master” gets hold of a large pot of steaming dark tea on the cooktop and pours the hot drink in a smaller sized pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back into the first pot and repeats numerous times to ensure it is flawlessly blended. He then fills a bunch of little cups as well as begins once again with another batch as the first mugs are currently taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will make you desire more!

Tea stores are fantastic places to enjoy cups of milky tea and also different foods of Myanmar. They serve baked desserts along with meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The commonly served meals 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 and also fish soup. It is a crucial part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Generally eaten in the morning, Mohinga is budget friendly as well as easily offered.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall owners, this dish is definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variants so don’t hesitate 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 an unique blend 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 also slapped down repeatedly 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 likewise made use of in Thai cuisine. You could also add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it a more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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