12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Quotes

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Quotes

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 probably the tastiest and most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s crucial elements: turmeric rice and also fish.

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

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

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetizer.

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

The tea leaves are eaten by themselves, commonly as a dessert, however they’re additionally served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a dash of garlic oil and pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just home cooking but an experience in itself. It comes with a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and also six vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, and so on) as well as a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and also spice levels might vary from area to area however this culinary experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is by far one of the most tasty fish ever. So great that you can consume it plain or with white rice and also nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty as well as fluffy. The sweet version 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. In either case, it is really tasty. The noodles are truly soft and doused in various sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this meal produced.

 

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 little bites can be found throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are basic dollops of rice flour batter included in a sizzling 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 shop meal

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

What makes the tea shops so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink includes black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As simple as it sounds, the prep work is in fact an art and also is fairly amusing to enjoy!

The “tea master” gets a huge pot of boiling dark tea on the oven and puts the hot drink in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back right into the initial pot and repeats numerous times to make sure it is completely combined. He then fills up a number of small cups and starts once again with another set as the initial mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you desire a lot more!

Tea stores are excellent locations to delight in cups of milky tea as well as also various foods of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns and dim sum. The frequently 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 an important part of Burmese food as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by numerous people. Normally eaten in the morning, Mohinga is economical as well as conveniently offered.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall proprietors, this meal is absolutely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variants so don’t be afraid 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 one-of-a-kind blend of Burmese and also lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue away 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’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 covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is similarly used in Thai cuisine. You can likewise add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it an extra filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t extremely sweet.

 

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