12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Visit Myanmar In July

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Visit Myanmar In July

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 as well as most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s essential components: 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 major Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric as well as squashed right into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.

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

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, generally as a dessert, yet they’re additionally served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, somewhat bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a dash of garlic oil and pungent slices of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not just home cooking but an experience by itself. It features a slightly oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and also 6 veggie side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafed vegetables, tomato salad, and so on) and also a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and also spice levels may vary from area to area however this cooking experience remains the exact same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of the most delicious fish ever before. So excellent that you can eat it on its own or with white rice and 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 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. In any case, it is really delicious. The noodles are actually soft and also doused in various sauces. I truly 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 small bites can be discovered throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

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

 

9. Tea shop meal

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From breakfast to mid-day snack, tea stores are the locations to rest if you need a break in an active sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to sit and have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage consists of black tea combined with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As basic as it seems, the prep work is in fact an art as well as is quite entertaining to see!

The “tea master” gets a big pot of boiling dark tea on the oven and puts the hot drink in a smaller pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, then back right into the very first pot and also repeats a number of times to see to it it is completely blended. He after that fills a lot of little mugs and also starts once again with another set as the very first mugs are currently taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will make you want a lot more!

Tea shops are wonderful places to appreciate cups of milky tea and also numerous foods of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns and dim sum. The usually 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 and also fish soup. It is a crucial part of Burmese cuisine and also considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by several people. Typically consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is economical as well as readily offered.

Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this meal is absolutely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variations 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 unique mix of Burmese as well as 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 consistently 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 made use of in Thai food. You can likewise add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it a more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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