12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tour Thomas Cook

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Myanmar Tour Thomas Cook

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle dishes– essentially noodle-based “salads” with broth offered on the side– as well as maybe 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 and slices of hard-boiled egg.

The ingredients are seasoned with a mix of roasted chickpea flour as well as turmeric as well as chili oil, thrown by hand as well as offered 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 nation’s main Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and compressed into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish as well as garlic oil.

Oily and mouthwatering, 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 range from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetiser.

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Probably the most renowned Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten on their own, normally as a treat, however they’re also served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, a little bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil and also pungent pieces of chili and garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal

The local set-meal is not just home cooking but an experience in itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (pick from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as 6 vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, etc.) and also a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and also spice levels might differ from place to area but this cooking experience remains the exact 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 also the meat is juicy.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is by far one of one of the most scrumptious fish ever before. So excellent that you can consume it plain or with white rice and also nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crunchy, light, nutty and fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake covered with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and fresh coconut slices.

 

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 very scrumptious. The noodles are really soft and also doused in different sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this meal gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene also. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be found anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “couple snacks” are simple blobs 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 road is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From morning meal to mid-day snack, tea stores are the locations to sit if you require a break in a hectic sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to rest and also have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea stores so special is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink consists of black tea mixed with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As simple as it seems, the preparation is in fact an art and is quite entertaining to see!

The “tea master” grabs a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the stove as well as pours the hot drink in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, then back right into the very first pot as well as repeats several times to make sure it is completely blended. He after that fills up a number of little cups and begins once more with an additional batch as the first mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will make you want a lot more!

Tea stores are great places to delight in mugs of milky tea as well as likewise different cuisines of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets in addition to meat steamed buns and dim sum. The often served meals are deep-fried full-flavored 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 important part of Burmese cuisine as well as considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by lots of people. Usually eaten in the morning, Mohinga is budget friendly and also readily available.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this dish is certainly slurp worthy. Different cities have their very 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 an one-of-a-kind blend of Burmese and 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 also slapped down repeatedly up until it can’t be stretched any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks somehow always include grated coconut. It is basically grated coconut with coconut milk covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is likewise made use of in Thai food. You could also 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 overly sweet.

 

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

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