12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Myanmar Solo

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Myanmar Solo

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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

Oily as well as savory, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and also deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin ends up being a treat 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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Perhaps the most renowned Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, typically 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, somewhat bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a splash of garlic oil as well as pungent slices of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just home cooking but an experience by itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and also six vegetable side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, and so on) and a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and also spice levels may differ from place to place but this culinary experience continues to be the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal grilled fish which only costs less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh and also the meat is succulent.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of the most tasty fish ever before. So excellent that you can consume it plain or with white rice and nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crunchy, 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 pieces.

 

7. Shan Noodles

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Shan noodle is Inle’s specialty|specialized}. You can have it wet or dry. Regardless, it is very delicious. The noodles are actually soft as well as doused in different sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this meal produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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

These “husband and wife snacks” are basic dollops of rice flour batter added to a sizzling muffin-like cast iron 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 mid-day snack, tea stores are the locations to sit if you require a break in a busy sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to sit as well as have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea stores so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage includes black tea combined with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As straightforward as it appears, the prep work is in fact an art and is rather amusing to enjoy!

The “tea master” gets hold of a big pot of steaming dark tea on the oven and also pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back into the first pot and repeats numerous times to ensure it is completely mixed. He after that fills up a lot of tiny cups and starts once again with one more set as the initial cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you desire extra!

Tea shops are fantastic locations to appreciate cups of milky tea and likewise various foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets along with meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The typically served recipes 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 and fish soup. It is an essential part of Burmese cuisine and also considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by numerous people. Normally eaten in the early morning, Mohinga is inexpensive and also easily available.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this dish is definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variations so don’t hesitate 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 a special 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 slapped down repetitively until it can’t be extended 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 likewise used in Thai food. You can additionally include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it a much more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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