12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Tourism Jobs Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Tourism Jobs Myanmar

1. Nangyi thoke

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

The meal takes the form of thick, round 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 mix of roasted chickpea flour and turmeric and chili oil, tossed by hand as well as offered with sides of pickled greens and also a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s important parts: turmeric rice and also fish.

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

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

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, commonly as a dessert, but 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, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a splash of garlic oil and also pungent slices of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just comfort food but an experience in itself. It features a slightly oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and six vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and also a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and also spice levels might vary from location to location yet this culinary experience stays the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal smoked fish which just costs 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 scrumptious fish ever. So great that you can eat it on its own or with white rice and also absolutely nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty as well as fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered 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 extremely scrumptious. The noodles are really soft and doused in various sauces. I truly 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 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 basic blobs of rice flour batter contributed to a crackling muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay night market at 31st road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage consists of black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As straightforward as it appears, the prep work is actually an art and is rather amusing to view!

The “tea master” gets hold of a big pot of boiling dark tea on the oven and pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to another receptacle, after that back into the first pot and repeats numerous times to see to it it is perfectly mixed. He then fills a bunch of little cups and also starts once more with an additional set as the initial mugs are currently taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you want extra!

Tea stores are wonderful places to enjoy mugs of milky tea as well as also numerous foods of Myanmar. They serve baked desserts as well as meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The commonly served recipes are deep-fried tasty 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 cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Normally consumed in the morning, Mohinga is cost effective and also easily available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall proprietors, this meal is most definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variations so do not hesitate to try one each 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 a distinct mix of Burmese and lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue away from Indian paratha, however closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up and also slapped down consistently until it can’t be extended any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks somehow always include grated coconut. It is basically grated coconut with coconut milk wrapped in rice paper.

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

 

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