12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Alert

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Alert

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s necessary components: turmeric rice and 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 compressed 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 and also deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin comes to be 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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Probably one of the most famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, typically as a dessert, however they’re additionally 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 peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil as well as pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking however an experience in itself. It comes with a slightly oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and six veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, and so on) and a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes as well as spice levels might vary from location to area yet this cooking experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal smoked fish which just costs 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 scent of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among the most tasty fish ever before. So good that you can consume it on its own or with white rice and also absolutely nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crunchy, light, nutty and also fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered 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. Regardless, it is really tasty. The noodles are really soft and also doused in various sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this meal produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene as well. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These tiny bites can be found anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are simple dollops of rice flour batter added to a sizzling 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 store meal

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From breakfast to mid-day snack, tea shops are the locations to rest if you require a break in a busy sightseeing and tour day or if you simply {want to|wish to rest as well as 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 mixed with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As easy as it seems, the preparation is actually an art as well as is rather enjoyable to view!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of boiling dark tea on the cooktop and puts the hot drink in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that transfers the mix to another receptacle, after that back right into the initial pot and repeats several times to see to it it is flawlessly combined. He then fills a bunch of tiny mugs as well as begins once more with another batch as the initial mugs are currently taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will make you desire much more!

Tea shops are terrific places to enjoy cups of milky tea and also various cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts as well as meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The commonly served dishes 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 and fish soup. It is an essential part of Burmese cuisine as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by several people. Generally consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is cost effective as well as readily offered.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this dish is absolutely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variants so don’t hesitate 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 an unique blend of Burmese and 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 as well as slapped down continuously up until it can not 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 likewise made use of in Thai food. You could also add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it a more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t extremely sweet.

 

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