12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Explorer Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Explorer Tour

1. Nangyi thoke

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

The dish takes the form of thick, rounded 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 and turmeric extract and also chili oil, tossed by hand and also served with sides of pickled greens and also a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s necessary components: turmeric rice and also 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 also compressed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil.

Oily and also full-flavored, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and also 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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Perhaps one of the most well known Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

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

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply comfort food yet an experience in itself. It features a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and 6 vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, and so on) and a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and also spice levels might differ from location to area however this culinary experience stays the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among the most delicious fish ever. So excellent that you can consume it on its own 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 as well as fluffy. The sweet variation is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and 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 delicious. The noodles are truly soft and also doused in different sauces. I truly 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 tiny bites can be found throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are simple globs of rice flour batter added to a sizzling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay night 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 places to sit if you require a break in an active sightseeing and tour 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 delicious, traditional beverage consists of black tea blended with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As basic as it sounds, the preparation is in fact an art as well as is rather entertaining to see!

The “tea master” gets hold of a big pot of steaming dark tea on the oven and pours the hot drink in a smaller sized pot including condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to another receptacle, after that back into the initial pot and also repeats several times to make certain it is perfectly combined. He after that fills a bunch of little cups and begins once again with an additional set as the first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will make you desire much more!

Tea shops are terrific places to appreciate mugs of milky tea and additionally numerous cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets along with meat steamed buns and dim sum. The frequently served recipes are deep-fried mouthwatering 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 a vital part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by lots of people. Typically consumed in the morning, Mohinga is affordable and conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this meal is absolutely slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variants so do not be afraid to try one each 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 also 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 and slapped down consistently till it can not 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 likewise made use of in Thai cuisine. You can also 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 extremely sweet.

 

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