12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourist Information

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tourist Information

1. Nangyi thoke

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

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

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

2. Shan-style rice

 

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

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (among the nation’s major Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric and also squashed right into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and 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 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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Probably one of the most well known Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten by themselves, typically as a dessert, however they’re additionally 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, chopped tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil as well as pungent pieces of chili as well as garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just comfort food but an experience in itself. It comes with a somewhat oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and also six veggie side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, and so on) and also a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and also spice levels might vary from location to location however this cooking experience remains the very same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is without a doubt one of one of the most delicious fish ever. So excellent that you can consume it on its own 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 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 scrumptious. The noodles are truly 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 little bites can be discovered throughout Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are simple globs of rice flour batter added to a sizzling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay night 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 an active sightseeing and tour day or if you just {want to|wish to sit and also have a relaxing mid-day.

What makes the tea shops so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This tasty, traditional beverage includes black tea blended with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As straightforward as it sounds, the prep work is really an art and is fairly entertaining to enjoy!

The “tea master” gets a huge pot of boiling dark tea on the stove as well as pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot adding condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he then transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, then back right into the very first pot and repeats several times to make certain it is flawlessly combined. He then fills up a bunch of small cups as well as starts again with another batch as the initial mugs are currently taken away by the waiters. The outcome is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will make you desire a lot more!

Tea stores are fantastic locations to take pleasure in mugs of milky tea and also different foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The commonly served meals are deep-fried mouthwatering 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 essential part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by many people. Typically eaten in the morning, Mohinga is budget-friendly and easily offered.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall owners, this dish is most definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variants so don’t be afraid to try one every single time you most likely 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 repetitively till 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 wrapped in rice paper.

Coconut milk is likewise utilized in Thai cuisine. 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 overly sweet.

 

Thanks for reading my guide to Top 12 Foods to Try in Myanmar – Myanmar Tourist Information.

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