12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel North Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel North Myanmar

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s necessary parts: 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 main Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric and squashed into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.

Oily as well as tasty, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a treat that runs the range from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetizer.

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

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, typically as a treat, but they’re additionally 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 tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a splash of garlic oil and pungent pieces of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not just comfort food but an experience in itself. It includes a slightly oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as six veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) as well as a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes as well as spice levels might vary from area to area however this cooking experience stays the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among the most tasty fish ever before. So great that you can eat it plain or with white rice and nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty and also fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds as well as fresh coconut slices.

 

7. Shan Noodles

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

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene also. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These small bites can be discovered anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are basic globs of rice flour batter included in a crackling muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea shop meal

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

What makes the tea stores so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional beverage contains black tea blended with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As simple as it seems, the prep work is really an art as well as is rather entertaining to see!

The “tea master” grabs a huge pot of boiling dark tea on the cooktop as well as puts the hot beverage in a smaller pot including condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, after that back into the initial pot and repeats a number of times to ensure it is completely combined. He after that fills up a lot of tiny mugs and starts once again with another set as the first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you desire extra!

Tea shops are terrific places to take pleasure in cups of milky tea as well as also numerous cuisines of Myanmar. They serve baked desserts as well as meat steamed buns and dim sum. The frequently served dishes 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 a crucial part of Burmese cuisine and also considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by numerous people. Usually consumed in the morning, Mohinga is budget friendly and also conveniently offered.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this dish is most definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variations so do not be afraid to try one every single time you most likely to another Burmese city.

 

11. Burmese Paratha

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Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is a distinct blend of Burmese and lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, yet closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as slapped down repeatedly till it can not 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 wrapped in rice paper.

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

 

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