12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Village Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Village Tour

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 perhaps the tastiest and most common 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 pieces of hard-boiled egg.

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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

Oily and also full-flavored, when offered 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 appetizer.

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

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

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking however an experience by itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as six veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, and so on) and also a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and spice levels may vary from place to location yet this cooking experience remains the very 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 juicy.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among the most tasty fish ever before. So great that you can eat it on its own or with white rice as well as absolutely 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 extremely tasty. The noodles are actually soft and also doused in different 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 also. It is like 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 “husband and wife snacks” are simple dollops of rice flour batter contributed to a crackling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From breakfast to mid-day snack, tea stores are the places to sit if you require a break in an active sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to sit as well as have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage includes black tea combined with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As simple as it appears, the preparation is actually an art and also is rather entertaining to watch!

The “tea master” gets a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the cooktop as well as puts the hot drink in a smaller pot adding condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, then back right into the very first pot and repeats numerous times to make certain it is completely combined. He after that fills a bunch of little cups as well as starts once again with another batch as the first cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you desire extra!

Tea shops are great places to delight in cups of milky tea and likewise numerous cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts in addition to meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The often served recipes are deep-fried full-flavored 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 a vital part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Typically consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is inexpensive as well as easily available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall proprietors, this meal is definitely 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 mix of Burmese as well as 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 and also slapped down continuously until it can not be stretched any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

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

Coconut milk is similarly made use of in Thai cuisine. You could additionally 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 excessively sweet.

 

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