12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Tourism Degree Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Tourism Degree Myanmar

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s essential components: turmeric rice and fish.

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

Oily and savory, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as 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 appetiser.

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

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, typically as a dessert, but they’re likewise served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, a little bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced up tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a dash of garlic oil and pungent slices of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just comfort food however an experience in itself. It comes with a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and also 6 vegetable side dishes (anticipate 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 may vary from place to area however this culinary experience continues to be the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is by far one of the most scrumptious fish ever. So great that you can consume it on its own or with white rice as well as absolutely 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 slices.

 

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 actually soft and also doused in different 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 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 added to a sizzling 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 morning meal to afternoon snack, tea shops are the locations to sit if you require a break in a hectic sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to sit as well as have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea shops so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional drink contains black tea combined with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As basic as it sounds, the prep work is in fact an art and also is rather entertaining to watch!

The “tea master” gets a large pot of steaming dark tea on the oven and also pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot adding condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, then back right into the first pot as well as repeats a number of times to ensure it is perfectly combined. He after that fills a number of little cups and starts again with another set as the first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you want more!

Tea shops are great places to delight in mugs of milky tea as well as additionally numerous foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns and dim sum. The typically served meals are deep-fried tasty snacks, deep-fried bread served with a potato curry or baked breads.

 

10. Mohinga

 

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Mohinga is a comforting rice noodle and fish soup. It is an important part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by several people. Generally consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is budget-friendly and also readily available.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this meal is certainly slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variations so don’t hesitate 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 distinct mix of Burmese and lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, however closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as slapped down repeatedly up until it can’t 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 covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is similarly used in Thai food. You can additionally include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it a much more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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