12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Myanmar Yangon

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Myanmar Yangon

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– and also perhaps the tastiest and also most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.

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

The ingredients are seasoned with a mix of roasted chickpea flour and turmeric extract and chili oil, tossed by hand and served with sides of pickled greens and also 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 nation’s primary Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric and also squashed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.

Oily and also savory, 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 gamut from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetizer.

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

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

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply home cooking however an experience in itself. It comes with a slightly oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and also six veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, and so on) and a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and also spice levels may differ from place to location however this cooking experience remains the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is by far one of one of the most delicious fish ever. So good that you can consume it plain or with white rice and absolutely nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty and 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. Either way, it is very delicious. The noodles are truly soft and doused in various sauces. I really liked the peanut flavour that this dish gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene also. It is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little 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 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 store meal

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From breakfast to afternoon snack, tea stores are the places to sit if you need a break in an active sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to sit and have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional beverage contains black tea blended with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As straightforward as it sounds, the prep work is in fact an art and is quite entertaining to view!

The “tea master” gets a big pot of boiling dark tea on the cooktop and also pours the hot drink in a smaller pot including condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, then back into the first pot and also repeats numerous times to see to it it is completely blended. He then fills a lot of little cups and also begins again with an additional batch as the very first mugs are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you desire much more!

Tea shops are terrific locations to appreciate mugs of milky tea as well as likewise various cuisines of Myanmar. They serve baked desserts as well as meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The frequently served recipes are deep-fried savory 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 an important part of Burmese cuisine and also considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by lots of people. Normally consumed in the morning, Mohinga is inexpensive and conveniently offered.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall proprietors, this dish is definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variations so do not be afraid to try one each 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 unique mix 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 repetitively till 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 covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is similarly made use of in Thai food. You can likewise 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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