12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Leisure

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Leisure

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

The ingredients are seasoned with a mix of roasted chickpea flour and 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 crucial elements: turmeric rice as well as fish.

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

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

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, typically as a dessert, but 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 mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil as well as pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not just home cooking however an experience in itself. It includes a slightly oily curry (select 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 a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and spice levels might differ from area to area however this cooking experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal barbequed fish which just sets you back less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh as well as the meat is juicy.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among one of the most delicious fish ever. So excellent that you can eat it plain or with white rice as well as nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty and 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. Either way, it is very tasty. The noodles are truly soft and doused in various sauces. I really 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 too. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These tiny bites can be found anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are simple dollops of rice flour batter contributed to a searing muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From breakfast to afternoon snack, tea shops are the locations to sit if you need a break in a hectic sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to sit and have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea stores so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink contains black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As straightforward as it seems, the preparation is in fact an art and also is fairly amusing to view!

The “tea master” gets hold of a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the stove and also pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot adding condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, after that back right into the very first pot as well as repeats a number of times to make sure it is flawlessly combined. He after that fills a bunch of small mugs and also starts once more with another set as the initial cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you want a lot more!

Tea shops are great places to take pleasure in mugs of milky tea and additionally numerous foods of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts in addition to meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The typically served dishes are deep-fried savory snacks, deep-fried bread served with a potato curry or baked breads.

 

10. Mohinga

 

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Mohinga is a comforting rice noodle and fish soup. It is a crucial part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by lots of people. Generally eaten in the morning, Mohinga is cost effective and also easily available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this meal is absolutely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variations so do not be afraid 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 a distinct 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 and also slapped down repetitively until it can’t be extended any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks in some way always include grated coconut. It is essentially grated coconut with coconut milk covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is likewise made use of in Thai cuisine. You could additionally add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it an extra filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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