12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Yangon Travel Blog

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Yangon Travel Blog

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s necessary components: turmeric rice and fish.

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

Oily and full-flavored, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and also 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 well known Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, normally as a dessert, however 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 mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a splash of garlic oil and also pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not just comfort food yet an experience in itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and 6 veggie side dishes (anticipate 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 spice levels may vary from location to area but this culinary 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 and also the meat is juicy.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is by far one of the most scrumptious fish ever before. So good that you can eat it plain or with white rice and absolutely nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty and also fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds as well as 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 really delicious. The noodles are actually soft and also doused in different sauces. I actually 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 is like 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 basic globs of rice flour batter contributed to a searing muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay night market at 31st street 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 have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional beverage contains black tea blended with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As simple as it appears, the preparation is actually an art as well as is quite enjoyable to watch!

The “tea master” gets a huge pot of boiling dark tea on the stove and pours the hot drink in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back right into the initial pot and repeats several times to ensure it is flawlessly combined. He after that fills a number of little cups and also begins once again with one more set as the initial cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you desire a lot more!

Tea stores are wonderful locations to take pleasure in cups of milky tea as well as likewise different cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The usually served recipes 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 a vital part of Burmese cuisine as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by many people. Normally eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is budget-friendly and conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall proprietors, this dish is definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variations so don’t be afraid to try one every 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 unique mix 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 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 basically grated coconut with coconut milk wrapped in rice paper.

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

 

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