12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Top Places To Visit In Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Top Places To Visit In Myanmar

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 also most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.

The recipe takes the form of thick, rounded rice noodles with chicken, thin slices 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 extract and chili oil, thrown by hand and also offered with sides of pickled greens and a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s essential parts: 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 major Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and also compressed into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.

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

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

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not simply comfort food however an experience in itself. It features a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and also 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and spice levels might vary from area to location however this cooking experience continues to be the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal grilled fish which just sets you back less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh and 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. So good that you can eat it on its own or with white rice and also 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 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. In any case, it is really delicious. The noodles are truly soft and doused in various sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this recipe produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene also. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These small bites can be discovered throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are simple globs of rice flour batter included in a searing muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From breakfast to afternoon snack, tea shops are the places to rest if you require a break in a busy sightseeing day or if you simply {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 contains black tea blended with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As simple as it seems, the prep work is actually an art and also is rather amusing to view!

The “tea master” gets hold of a big pot of boiling dark tea on the stove and puts the hot drink in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to another receptacle, then back into the first pot as well as repeats several times to ensure it is completely combined. He then fills up a bunch of little cups as well as starts once more with another set as the initial cups are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you desire a lot more!

Tea shops are wonderful places to delight in mugs of milky tea as well as additionally numerous foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The often 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 and also fish soup. It is an essential part of Burmese cuisine and also considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by several people. Typically consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is cost effective as well as readily offered.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this meal is most definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variations so do not hesitate 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 one-of-a-kind blend of Burmese and 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 repetitively up until 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 similarly utilized in Thai cuisine. You could additionally add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it an extra filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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