12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Land Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Land Myanmar

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle recipes– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth offered on the side– and possibly the tastiest and also most common is nangyi thoke.

The meal takes the form of thick, rounded rice noodles with chicken, thin pieces of fish cake, par-boiled bean sprouts as well as slices of hard-boiled egg.

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s crucial 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 cooked with turmeric as well as squashed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

Oily and tasty, 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 appetiser.

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

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

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking however an experience by itself. It features a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and also six vegetable side dishes (anticipate 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 might differ from location to place but this culinary experience remains the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of the most delicious fish ever. So great 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, crunchy, light, nutty and fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds as well as fresh coconut pieces.

 

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 very delicious. The noodles are truly soft and doused in different sauces. I truly 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 too. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These small bites can be found throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are basic dollops of rice flour batter included in a sizzling muffin-like cast iron 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 morning meal to afternoon snack, tea shops are the places to rest if you require a break in a hectic sightseeing 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 tasty, traditional drink consists of black tea mixed with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As straightforward as it seems, the prep work is really an art and is quite enjoyable to view!

The “tea master” gets a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the oven as well as pours the hot drink in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, then back right into the initial pot and also repeats numerous times to make certain it is perfectly blended. He then fills up a bunch of tiny cups and starts again with one more batch as the first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you desire more!

Tea stores are great locations to enjoy cups of milky tea as well as likewise various foods of Myanmar. They serve baked desserts as well as meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The often served dishes 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 as well as fish soup. It is a vital part of Burmese cuisine as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Usually eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is economical as well as easily available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this dish is most definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variations 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 an one-of-a-kind mix of Burmese as well as 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 slapped down continuously till it can’t be stretched any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

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

Coconut milk is similarly made use of in Thai food. You might likewise include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it a more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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