12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel In Myanmar Advice

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel In Myanmar Advice

1. Nangyi thoke

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

The recipe takes the form of thick, round rice noodles with chicken, slim 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 turmeric extract and also 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 components: turmeric rice and also 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 prepared with turmeric as well as compressed into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.

Oily and savory, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and also deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a snack that runs the gamut from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetizer.

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Perhaps one of the most renowned Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, normally as a dessert, yet they’re also served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, somewhat bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil and also pungent pieces of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking however an experience by itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup as well as 6 vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, etc.) as well as a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and spice levels may vary from location to place however this cooking experience continues to be the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of one of the most delicious fish ever before. So excellent that you can consume it plain or with white rice as well as nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crunchy, light, nutty and also fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and 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 either case, it is very tasty. The noodles are really soft as well as doused in different sauces. I really 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 too. It is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These tiny bites can be found throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

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

 

9. Tea store meal

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

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

The “tea master” gets hold of a large pot of steaming dark tea on the stove and pours the hot drink in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk as well as 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 see to it it is perfectly combined. He then fills a bunch of little cups as well as starts once more with one more set as the very first cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you desire much more!

Tea shops are terrific places to appreciate cups of milky tea and also numerous foods of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets along with meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The typically served meals are deep-fried savory 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 dish by many people. Typically eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is inexpensive and conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall proprietors, this meal is definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variants so do not hesitate to try one every single 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 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 slapped down consistently until it can not 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 cuisine. You could additionally include 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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