12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Myanmar To Thailand

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Myanmar To Thailand

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– essentially noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– and probably the tastiest and also 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 slices of hard-boiled egg.

The ingredients are seasoned with a mix of roasted chickpea flour and also turmeric and chili oil, thrown by hand and served with sides of pickled greens as well as 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 nation’s primary Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and 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 as well as deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a treat 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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Possibly the most famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

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

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not just comfort food but an experience in itself. It comes with a slightly oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and 6 veggie side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) as well as a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and also spice levels might vary from location to area but this culinary experience stays the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal grilled fish which only costs much less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh as well as the meat is juicy.

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is by far among one of the most tasty fish ever. So excellent that you can eat it on its own or with white rice as well as absolutely nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crunchy, light, nutty and also fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and fresh coconut pieces.

 

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 extremely tasty. The noodles are actually soft and doused in different sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this recipe gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene also. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be found anywhere in 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 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 need a break in an active sightseeing and tour day or if you simply {want to|wish to rest as well as 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 blended with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As straightforward as it seems, the preparation is in fact an art as well as is rather amusing to enjoy!

The “tea master” gets a big pot of steaming dark tea on the oven as well as puts the hot drink in a smaller pot adding condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, after that back into the very first pot as well as repeats a number of times to make certain it is flawlessly combined. He then fills a lot of little mugs and also starts again with another batch as the very first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will make you want more!

Tea stores are excellent places to take pleasure in cups of milky tea and likewise numerous cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts along with meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The commonly served meals 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 an essential part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by numerous people. Generally eaten in the morning, Mohinga is budget friendly as well as readily offered.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall owners, this dish is absolutely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variants 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 one-of-a-kind blend of Burmese and also 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 also slapped down consistently until it can not be extended 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 likewise used in Thai cuisine. You can also include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it a much more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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