12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel December

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel December

1. Nangyi thoke

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

The meal takes the form of thick, rounded rice noodles with chicken, thin slices of fish cake, par-boiled bean sprouts as well as slices of hard-boiled egg.

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s crucial components: turmeric rice and fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (among the nation’s major Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric and compressed right into a disk with a covering 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 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 appetiser.

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Probably one of the most renowned Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

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

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply comfort food but an experience in itself. It features a slightly oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) and also a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and also spice levels might vary from location to area but this culinary experience stays the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is by far among one of the most tasty fish ever before. So good that you can eat 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, crispy, light, nutty and also 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 truly soft as well as doused in different 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 pretty good food scene too. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be found throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are simple globs of rice flour batter added to a searing muffin-like cast iron 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 breakfast to afternoon snack, tea shops are the places to rest if you require a break in a hectic sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to sit and also have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional beverage includes black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As easy as it appears, the preparation is in fact an art and is quite entertaining to view!

The “tea master” gets a large pot of steaming dark tea on the range as well as pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back right into the very first pot and repeats several times to make sure it is perfectly combined. He then fills up a bunch of tiny mugs and also starts again with an additional batch as the first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you desire extra!

Tea stores are fantastic places to delight in cups of milky tea and additionally numerous foods of Myanmar. They serve baked desserts along with meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The usually served recipes are deep-fried mouthwatering 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 vital part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by several people. Normally eaten in the morning, Mohinga is inexpensive and easily offered.

Sold by hawkers and street stall proprietors, this dish is certainly slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variants so do not be afraid to try one whenever you go to another Burmese city.

 

11. Burmese Paratha

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Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is an one-of-a-kind mix of Burmese as well as 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 and slapped down continuously till it can not be extended any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

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

Coconut milk is similarly utilized in Thai food. You can likewise include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it an extra filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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