12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Weather

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Travel Weather

1. Nangyi thoke

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

The recipe takes the form of thick, rounded rice noodles with chicken, thin 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 also chili oil, thrown by hand as well as served 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 (one of the country’s major Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric and squashed into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

Oily and also full-flavored, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes 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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Possibly one of the most renowned Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, generally as a treat, but they’re additionally 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, chopped tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a dash of garlic oil and pungent slices of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking but an experience by itself. It comes with a slightly oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and also 6 vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes as well as spice levels may differ from location to place yet this culinary experience remains the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is by far one of the most delicious fish ever before. So good 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, crunchy, light, nutty and fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered 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. Regardless, it is very scrumptious. The noodles are truly soft and also doused in different sauces. I truly 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 as well. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These tiny 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 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 places to rest if you need a break in a hectic sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to sit and also have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink contains black tea combined with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As basic as it appears, the prep work is really an art and is rather entertaining to watch!

The “tea master” gets a huge pot of boiling dark tea on the stove and pours the hot drink in a smaller pot adding condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he then transfers the mix to another receptacle, after that back right into the initial pot and repeats a number of times to make certain it is perfectly blended. He then fills a number of small mugs and also starts once more with an additional batch as the initial mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will make you want extra!

Tea shops are wonderful locations to delight in cups of milky tea and likewise different foods of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts as well as meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The often served recipes 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 also fish soup. It is an important part of Burmese food as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Usually consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is affordable and easily available.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this dish is absolutely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variants so do not 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 a distinct blend of Burmese as well as lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue away from Indian paratha, but closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as slapped down repeatedly till it can not 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 might likewise add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it a more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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