12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Uni Leisure Travel Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Uni Leisure Travel Myanmar

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle meals– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth offered on the side– and also possibly the tastiest as well as most common is nangyi thoke.

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s crucial parts: turmeric rice and fish.

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

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

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, generally as a treat, however they’re additionally served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, a little bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a dash of garlic oil and pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not just home cooking but an experience by itself. It comes with a slightly oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and also 6 veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) as well as a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and spice levels might differ from location to location however this cooking experience remains the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal grilled 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 smell of fish stomach, this is by far among the most scrumptious fish ever. So good 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, crispy, light, nutty and 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. Either way, it is very tasty. The noodles are truly soft and also doused in different 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 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 contributed to a sizzling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From breakfast to afternoon snack, tea shops are the locations to sit if you require a break in a busy sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to rest and have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink contains black tea combined with condensed milk as well as evaporated milk. As easy as it sounds, the preparation is in fact an art as well as is quite enjoyable to enjoy!

The “tea master” grabs a big pot of steaming dark tea on the cooktop as well as puts the hot beverage in a smaller sized pot including condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, after that back into the first pot as well as repeats a number of times to make sure it is perfectly blended. He after that fills up a bunch of small cups and also begins again with another batch as the first mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you want more!

Tea shops are fantastic places to appreciate mugs of milky tea as well as additionally various cuisines of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The usually served recipes are deep-fried full-flavored 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 considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by several people. Typically consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is affordable as well as easily offered.

Sold by hawkers and street stall proprietors, this dish is most definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variations so do not be afraid to try one whenever 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 slapped down continuously up until it can’t be stretched any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks somehow always include grated coconut. It is essentially grated coconut with coconut milk wrapped in rice paper.

Coconut milk is similarly used in Thai cuisine. You could additionally include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it a more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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