12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Destinations

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Destinations

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (among the country’s primary Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and compressed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

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

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, commonly 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, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil and also pungent pieces of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just comfort food yet an experience by itself. It features a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and six vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, etc.) as well as a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes as well as spice levels may vary from place to place yet this culinary experience remains the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal smoked fish which only costs 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 without a doubt among the most tasty fish ever. 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 version is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and also fresh coconut slices.

 

7. Shan Noodles

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Shan noodle is Inle’s specialty|specialized}. You can have it wet or dry. Either way, it is extremely scrumptious. The noodles are actually soft as well as doused in different sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this dish gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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

These “husband and wife snacks” are basic blobs of rice flour batter included in a searing muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From morning meal to afternoon snack, tea shops are the places to rest if you need a break in a hectic sightseeing and tour day or if you just {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 delicious, traditional beverage contains black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As straightforward as it appears, the preparation is actually an art and also is quite enjoyable to watch!

The “tea master” gets a large pot of boiling dark tea on the stove and also pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, after that back into the very first pot and repeats numerous times to make sure it is flawlessly combined. He after that fills a lot of tiny mugs and begins again with another set as the very first mugs are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you want much more!

Tea shops are wonderful places to appreciate mugs of milky tea and additionally various cuisines of Myanmar. They serve baked desserts along with meat steamed buns and also 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 vital part of Burmese food and also considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by lots of people. Normally eaten in the morning, Mohinga is affordable and also readily available.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this meal is definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variations 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 mix 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 basically grated coconut with coconut milk wrapped in rice paper.

Coconut milk is likewise made use of in Thai cuisine. You could likewise include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it a more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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