12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Destination

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Destination

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

Oily as well as mouthwatering, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and also deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a treat 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 famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, usually as a dessert, yet they’re likewise served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, a little bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a dash of garlic oil as well as pungent slices of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just home cooking but an experience in itself. It comes with a slightly oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and six vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and also a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and spice levels may vary from place to area yet this culinary experience stays the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal smoked fish which only costs less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh as well as the meat is succulent.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is by far among the most delicious fish ever before. So excellent that you can consume it on its own or with white rice and 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 pieces.

 

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 very scrumptious. The noodles are really soft as well as doused in different sauces. I actually 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 tiny bites can be found throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are basic globs 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 street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From morning meal to mid-day snack, tea shops are the places to sit if you require a break in an active sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to sit and have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage consists of black tea combined with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As basic as it appears, the preparation is really an art and is rather entertaining to see!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of steaming dark tea on the stove and also puts the hot beverage in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, after that back into the first pot as well as repeats a number of times to make certain it is flawlessly blended. He then fills a number of little cups and begins once more with an additional batch as the first cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you want more!

Tea shops are fantastic places to appreciate cups of milky tea and likewise various foods of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts as well as meat steamed buns and 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 an essential part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by many people. Typically eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is budget-friendly and also conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall proprietors, this dish is absolutely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variants so don’t hesitate to try one every 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 mix 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 and also slapped down repetitively till it can’t be stretched any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks somehow 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 food. You can additionally include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it an extra filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t extremely sweet.

 

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