12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Doctor Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Doctor Myanmar

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (among the nation’s main Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric and also compressed 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 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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Probably one of the most well known Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, commonly as a treat, yet they’re also served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil and pungent slices of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just comfort food yet an experience by itself. It features a slightly oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup as well as 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, and so on) and also a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and spice levels may vary from place to area yet this culinary experience continues to be the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal smoked fish which only sets you back much less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh and also the meat is succulent.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of the most tasty fish ever before. So excellent that you can eat 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, 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 very tasty. The noodles are really soft as well as doused in different sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this dish gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene as well. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These tiny bites can be discovered anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are basic 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 afternoon snack, tea stores 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 rest and have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea shops so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage includes black tea combined with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As simple as it sounds, the preparation is really an art and is quite entertaining to enjoy!

The “tea master” grabs a huge pot of boiling dark tea on the oven and also pours the hot drink in a smaller pot adding condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to another receptacle, after that back right into the first pot as well as repeats a number of times to ensure it is perfectly mixed. He then fills a number of small mugs as well as starts once again with another batch as the very first mugs are currently taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you want much more!

Tea shops are terrific locations to appreciate mugs of milky tea as well as additionally numerous cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts along with meat steamed buns and 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 also fish soup. It is a vital part of Burmese cuisine and also considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by several people. Usually consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is budget-friendly as well as conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this meal is most definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variations so don’t be afraid to try one every time you go to another Burmese city.

 

11. Burmese Paratha

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Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is an unique 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 and also slapped down consistently until it can’t be stretched any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks in some way always include grated coconut. It is essentially grated coconut with coconut milk wrapped in rice paper.

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

 

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