12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Northern Myanmar Tour

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Northern Myanmar Tour

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– as well as maybe the tastiest and most common is nangyi thoke.

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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

Oily and 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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Probably one of the most renowned Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed by themselves, typically as a dessert, yet 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, chopped tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a dash of garlic oil and also pungent pieces of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not simply comfort food however an experience by itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup as well as six vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and spice levels might vary from area to location however this cooking experience stays the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is without a doubt among the most tasty fish ever before. So great that you can eat it plain or with white rice and also 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 version is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and also 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 really delicious. The noodles are actually soft as well as doused in different sauces. I truly liked the peanut flavour that this dish 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 anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are simple blobs of rice flour batter added to a crackling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to 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 places to rest if you require a break in a busy sightseeing day or if you just {want to|wish to rest and also have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea shops so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional beverage includes black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As basic as it sounds, the preparation is really an art and also is fairly entertaining to watch!

The “tea master” gets a big pot of steaming dark tea on the oven and also puts the hot drink in a smaller pot including condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he then moves the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back right into the very first pot and repeats a number of times to make certain it is completely blended. He after that fills a lot of tiny mugs and also begins again with an additional set as the very first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will certainly make you want a lot more!

Tea stores are excellent places to delight in mugs of milky tea and likewise various cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked desserts as well as meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The often served meals are deep-fried savory 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 also fish soup. It is an important part of Burmese food as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national dish by several people. Typically consumed in the early morning, Mohinga is inexpensive and also conveniently offered.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall owners, this dish is certainly slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variations so don’t hesitate to try one whenever you most likely to another Burmese city.

 

11. Burmese Paratha

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Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is an unique blend 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 as well as slapped down continuously up until it can not be extended 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 additionally include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it an extra filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t extremely sweet.

 

Thanks for reading my guide to Top 12 Foods to Try in Myanmar – Northern Myanmar Tour.

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