12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Yangon Tourist Attractions

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Yangon Tourist Attractions

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– and also perhaps the tastiest and most common is nangyi thoke.

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s important components: turmeric rice as well as fish.

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

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

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

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just home cooking yet an experience by itself. It features a somewhat oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and six veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, and so on) and also a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and also spice levels may vary from place to location however this cooking experience stays the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal barbequed fish which just costs 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 without a doubt one of the most scrumptious fish ever before. So excellent that you can consume it on its own or with white rice and absolutely 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 topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and 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 extremely delicious. The noodles are really soft and doused in different sauces. I really liked the peanut flavour that this meal 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 little bites can be discovered anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are simple dollops of rice flour batter added to a searing 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 store meal

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From breakfast to mid-day snack, tea shops are the places to sit if you require a break in a hectic sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to rest as well as have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink consists of black tea mixed with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As easy as it appears, the preparation is actually an art and also is fairly enjoyable to watch!

The “tea master” gets a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the range and puts the hot beverage in a smaller pot adding condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then transfers the mix to another receptacle, then back into the initial pot and also repeats several times to make certain it is perfectly mixed. He then fills up a number of little cups as well as begins once more with an additional batch as the very first mugs 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 terrific locations to appreciate cups of milky tea and likewise numerous cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The usually served meals are deep-fried full-flavored snacks, deep-fried bread served 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 cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by many people. Typically eaten in the morning, Mohinga is budget friendly and also easily available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall proprietors, this meal is definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variants so do not be afraid to try one every single time you most likely 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 and lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, however closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as slapped down consistently till it can not 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 wrapped in rice paper.

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

 

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