12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Guide Amazon

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Guide Amazon

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s vital components: turmeric rice and also fish.

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

Oily as well as full-flavored, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin ends up being a treat that runs the gamut from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetizer.

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Maybe the most well known Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, generally as a treat, however they’re likewise served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, a little bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil and pungent slices of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just home cooking however an experience by itself. It features a slightly oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and 6 veggie side dishes (anticipate 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 but this cooking experience stays the 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 as well as the meat is succulent.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of one of the most scrumptious fish ever. So good that you can consume it on its own or with white rice and also nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crunchy, light, nutty as well as fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and also 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 very tasty. The noodles are really soft and also doused in different sauces. I really liked the peanut flavour that this dish gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene also. 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 “couple snacks” are simple blobs of rice flour batter contributed to a searing muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay night market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From morning meal to afternoon snack, tea stores are the places to rest if you require a break in an active sightseeing and tour day or if you simply {want to|wish to sit and also have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage consists of black tea blended with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As basic as it sounds, the preparation is in fact an art as well as is rather amusing to watch!

The “tea master” gets hold of a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the stove and pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back right into the very first pot and also repeats numerous times to ensure it is perfectly combined. He after that fills a number of tiny cups and starts once more with one more batch as the initial cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you desire much more!

Tea shops are terrific places to delight in mugs of milky tea and additionally different cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts in addition to meat steamed buns and dim sum. The frequently served recipes 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 and also fish soup. It is an essential part of Burmese cuisine and also considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by many people. Normally consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is budget friendly as well as conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall owners, this meal is absolutely slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variations so do not be afraid 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 special mix of Burmese and also lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue away from Indian paratha, however closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as slapped down repetitively till it can’t 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 covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is likewise made use of in Thai food. You could also add 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 overly sweet.

 

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