12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Writing Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Travel Writing Myanmar

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle meals– essentially noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– and probably the tastiest as well as most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s necessary elements: turmeric rice and fish.

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

Oily as well as full-flavored, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin ends up being 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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Perhaps one of the most famous Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten by themselves, usually as a dessert, however 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 blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a splash of garlic oil as well as pungent slices of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just home cooking yet an experience by itself. It comes with a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and six veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and also a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and spice levels may differ from place to place however this culinary experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal smoked fish which just costs less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh as well as the meat is succulent.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is by far among one of the most scrumptious fish ever before. So excellent that you can eat it plain or with white rice as well as 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 topped 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. Either way, it is very scrumptious. The noodles are actually soft as well as doused in various sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this meal produced.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene too. It is like the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These small bites can be discovered throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are simple blobs of rice flour batter included in a sizzling 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 afternoon snack, tea stores are the places to rest if you need a break in a busy sightseeing and tour day or if you just {want to|wish to rest and also 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 combined with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As basic as it seems, the prep work is actually an art as well as is rather enjoyable to view!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of boiling dark tea on the range and also puts the hot drink in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to another receptacle, after that back into the very first pot as well as repeats numerous times to see to it it is perfectly blended. He after that fills a lot of tiny cups and also starts again with one more set as the very first cups are currently taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you desire a lot more!

Tea stores are fantastic locations to appreciate mugs of milky tea as well as additionally various foods of Myanmar. They serve baked desserts in addition to meat steamed buns and dim sum. The commonly served meals 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 vital part of Burmese food as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Usually consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is budget friendly and conveniently offered.

Sold by hawkers and street stall proprietors, this meal is certainly slurp worthy. Various 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 a special mix of Burmese and 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 up until it can not be stretched 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 utilized in Thai food. You can likewise 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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