12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Federation

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Federation

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s crucial parts: turmeric rice as well as fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (one of the nation’s main 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 as well as 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 becomes a treat 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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Perhaps one of the most well known Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, commonly as a dessert, however they’re also served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, a little bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a dash 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 home cooking yet an experience in itself. It comes with a somewhat oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and six veggie 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 and spice levels may differ from place to location however this cooking experience continues to be the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal smoked fish which only sets you back much less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh and also the meat is juicy.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of the most scrumptious fish ever. So great 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 covered with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds as well as fresh coconut pieces.

 

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 delicious. The noodles are truly soft and also doused in different sauces. I really liked the peanut flavour that this meal gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene too. It is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be discovered throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are basic blobs of rice flour batter added to a sizzling muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay night 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 require a break in a hectic sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to rest and also have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional beverage contains black tea combined with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As simple as it sounds, the preparation is in fact an art as well as is rather entertaining to view!

The “tea master” gets a huge pot of boiling dark tea on the stove as well as puts the hot drink in a smaller pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back right into the initial pot and repeats a number of times to make certain it is flawlessly mixed. He then fills a number of tiny cups and starts again with an additional batch as the initial cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you desire much more!

Tea stores are wonderful places to enjoy cups of milky tea and likewise various foods of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts in addition to meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The often served dishes are deep-fried tasty snacks, deep-fried bread offered 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 as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by numerous people. Typically eaten in the morning, Mohinga is budget friendly as well as conveniently offered.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall owners, this dish is definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variations so don’t hesitate to try one whenever 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 one-of-a-kind blend of Burmese and also lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, yet closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as slapped down consistently till 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 similarly used in Thai food. You can also include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it a more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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