12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Sa Tour Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Sa Tour Myanmar

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (one of the country’s primary Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and also squashed right into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and also 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 ends up being 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 on their own, usually as a treat, however they’re likewise served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, a little bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a dash of garlic oil and also pungent pieces of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking yet an experience by itself. It comes with a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and 6 veggie side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and also spice levels might vary from place to area yet this culinary experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of one of the most delicious fish ever. So excellent 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 version is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered 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. In any case, it is extremely delicious. The noodles are truly soft as well as doused in different sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this dish 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 little bites can be discovered throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are simple globs of rice flour batter contributed to a crackling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay night market at 31st road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From breakfast to afternoon snack, tea shops are the places to sit if you need a break in a hectic sightseeing and tour day or if you just {want to|wish to sit and also have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink includes black tea combined with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As simple as it seems, the preparation is in fact an art and is quite entertaining to enjoy!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of boiling dark tea on the cooktop and also pours the hot beverage in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back right into the very first pot as well as repeats several times to make certain it is completely mixed. He after that fills up a bunch of little cups and also starts once more with an additional batch as the first cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you want a lot more!

Tea shops are wonderful locations to take pleasure in cups of milky tea and likewise various foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The often served meals are deep-fried savory 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 fish soup. It is an essential part of Burmese food and also considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Generally consumed in the morning, Mohinga is affordable as well as readily available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, 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 a distinct mix of Burmese and also lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, but closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as slapped down continuously until it can not 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 utilized in Thai food. You can additionally include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it an extra filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t extremely sweet.

 

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