12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Myanmar July

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Myanmar July

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– essentially noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– as well as perhaps the tastiest and most ubiquitous 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 mix of roasted chickpea flour and also turmeric extract and also chili oil, thrown by hand and also offered with sides of pickled greens and also a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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

Oily and tasty, when offered 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 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 consumed on their own, commonly as a treat, however they’re also 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, sliced up tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a dash of garlic oil and pungent pieces of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply comfort food yet an experience by itself. It includes a slightly oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and also 6 veggie side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, and so on) as well as a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and also spice levels might differ from area to place however this cooking experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal barbequed fish which just sets you back much less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh and the meat is juicy.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is by far among the most scrumptious fish ever before. So great that you can consume it plain or with white rice as well as 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 covered with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and also fresh coconut slices.

 

7. Shan Noodles

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Shan noodle is Inle’s specialty|specialized}. You can have it wet or dry. Regardless, 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 too. It is like 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 “couple snacks” are simple dollops of rice flour batter included in a searing muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea shop meal

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

What makes the tea shops so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage consists of black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As basic as it sounds, the prep work is actually an art and is rather enjoyable to enjoy!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of steaming dark tea on the cooktop as well as puts the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, then back into the initial pot and repeats a number of times to see to it it is completely blended. He after that fills a number of tiny cups and begins once more with an additional batch as the first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you want extra!

Tea shops are terrific locations to take pleasure in mugs of milky tea and likewise different cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns as well as 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 meal by many people. Generally consumed in the morning, Mohinga is inexpensive and also conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall proprietors, this meal is absolutely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variants so do not be afraid to try one whenever 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 away from Indian paratha, yet closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up and slapped down continuously till it can’t be extended any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

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

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

 

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