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

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

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s essential parts: turmeric rice and fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (among the country’s main 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 also garlic oil.

Oily as well as savory, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin comes to be 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 famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten by themselves, commonly as a treat, however they’re additionally 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, sliced tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a splash of garlic oil and pungent pieces of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply comfort food yet an experience by itself. It comes with a slightly oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and also spice levels may differ from place to location yet this cooking experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal barbequed fish which just costs less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh as well as the meat is juicy.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is by far one of the most delicious fish ever. So good that you can eat 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, crunchy, light, nutty and 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 either case, it is extremely scrumptious. The noodles are really soft and doused in different sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this recipe gave off.

 

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 small bites can be found anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are simple dollops of rice flour batter contributed to a sizzling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From breakfast to mid-day snack, tea stores are the places to rest if you require a break in a hectic sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to sit as well as have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink consists of black tea blended with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As straightforward as it appears, the prep work is actually an art and is rather amusing to see!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of steaming dark tea on the stove and pours the hot drink in a smaller pot adding condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to another receptacle, then back right into the very first pot and also repeats a number of times to see to it it is flawlessly blended. He then fills up a lot of little cups and begins once again with one more set as the initial cups are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you desire more!

Tea shops are wonderful locations to enjoy cups of milky tea as well as additionally different foods of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts along with meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The commonly served meals are deep-fried tasty 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 a crucial part of Burmese food and also considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by numerous people. Usually consumed in the morning, Mohinga is cost effective and also readily available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this meal is certainly slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variants so do not 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 a special blend of Burmese and also lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue away from Indian paratha, yet closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as slapped down continuously until it can not be stretched any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks somehow always include grated coconut. It is basically grated coconut with coconut milk covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is similarly used in Thai food. You could also include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it a much more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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