11 Top Foods To Eat In Myanmar

11 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar
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 possibly the tastiest as well as most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.
The dish takes the form of thick, round rice noodles with chicken, thin slices of fish cake, par-boiled bean sprouts and also pieces of hard-boiled egg.
The ingredients are seasoned with a blend of roasted chickpea flour and turmeric extract and also chili oil, thrown by hand and offered with sides of pickled greens and a bowl of broth.
2. Shan-style rice

Nga htamin's important parts: 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 squashed into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish and also garlic oil.
Oily and full-flavored, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic as well as deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin comes to be a snack 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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Perhaps one of the most renowned Burmese food is lephet-- fermented tea leaves.
The tea leaves are eaten by themselves, usually as a treat, yet they're likewise served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, a little bitter leaves are blended by hand with shredded cabbage, chopped tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts as well as peas, a splash of garlic oil as well as pungent pieces of chili and also garlic.

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish
The local set-meal is not simply home cooking however an experience by itself. It includes a somewhat oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and 6 vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, and so on) as well as a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes and also spice levels may vary from location to location yet this culinary experience remains the same.


5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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 succulent.
Packed with spices to excuse the pungent odor of fish stomach, this is by far among the most tasty fish ever. So good that you can consume it plain or with white rice and also 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 pieces.
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 tasty. The noodles are really soft and doused in various sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this recipe gave off.



8. Mont Lin Ma Yar
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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a respectable food scene as well. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These small bites can be found anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.
These "husband and wife snacks" are basic blobs of rice flour batter included in a sizzling muffin-like cast iron pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas included in them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st street is a must-go.

9. Tea shop 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 hectic sightseeing and tour day or if you just {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 consists of black tea blended with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As basic as it appears, the preparation is really an art and also is fairly enjoyable to enjoy!
The "tea master" gets hold of a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the stove as well as puts the hot beverage in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he after that transfers the mix to an additional receptacle, after that back right into the first pot as well as repeats a number of times to see to it it is flawlessly mixed. He then fills a bunch of small cups and starts once again with one more batch as the first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will make you want a lot more!
Tea stores are wonderful locations to delight in cups of milky tea and likewise different foods of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets along with meat steamed buns as well as dim sum. The often served meals are deep-fried full-flavored 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 cuisine as well as considered to be Myanmar's national meal by numerous people. Generally consumed in the morning, Mohinga is budget friendly and also conveniently offered.
Sold by hawkers as well as street stall owners, this dish is definitely slurp worthy. Various cities have their own variants so don't be afraid to try one every single time you go to another Burmese city.

11. Burmese Paratha
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Burmese Myanmar Food Store paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is an unique blend of Burmese and lndian influences.
Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, but closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up and also slapped down consistently up until it can't be extended 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 similarly utilized in Thai food. You could likewise include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it a much more filling treat. For a dessert, this isn't excessively sweet.

11 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar
1. Nangyi thoke

Credits: seriousbitesfood.blogspot.com
‚ÄčThe Burmese love "dry" noodle dishes -- essentially noodle-based "salads" with broth served on the side -- and perhaps the tastiest and most ubiquitous is nangyi thoke.
The dish takes the form of thick, round 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 mixture of roasted chickpea flour and turmeric and chili oil, tossed by hand and served with sides of pickled greens and a bowl of broth.
2. Shan-style rice

Nga htamin's essential components: turmeric rice and fish.
Courtesy zeyar wai phyo/Creative Commons/Flickr
Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (one of the country's main Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that's been cooked with turmeric and squashed 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 and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a snack that runs the gamut from pungent to spicy.
3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetizer.
Credits: asianrecipiesava.blogspot.com
Perhaps the most famed Burmese food is lephet -- fermented tea leaves.
The tart leaves are eaten on their own, typically as dessert, but they're also served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the dish, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a splash of garlic oil and pungent slices of chili and garlic.

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal
The local set-meal is not just comfort food but an experience in itself. It comes with a slightly oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, vegetable or pork), rice, a bowl of lentil soup and six vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) and a garlic chili dip. The variety of side dishes and spice levels may differ from place to place but this culinary experience remains the same.


5. Devour Grilled Fish at Chinatown

Fresh charcoal grilled fish which only costs less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish was so fresh and the meat was so juicy.
Packed with spices to excuse the pungent smell of fish stomach, this is by far one of the most delicious fish ever. So good that you can eat it plain or with white rice and nothing else.



6. Eat Burmese Pancakes


Credits: today-myanmar.com

Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty and fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and fresh coconut slices.
7. Slurp on Shan Noodles

Credits: sethlui.com
Shan noodle is Inle’s specialty. You can have it wet or dry. Either way, it is very delicious. The noodles are really soft and doused in different sauces. I really liked the peanut flavour that this dish gave off.



8. Munch on 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 anywhere in Myanmar but having tried them in different cities, I think Mandalay does it best.
These “husband and wife snacks” are simple dollops 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


Credits: sanctum-inle-resort.com

From breakfast to afternoon snack, tea shops are the place to sit if you need a break in a busy sightseeing day or if you just want to sit and 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 mixed with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As simple as it sounds, the preparation is actually an art and is quite entertaining to watch! The “tea master” grabs a big pot of boiling dark tea on the stove and pours the hot beverage in a smaller pot adding condensed milk and evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he then transfers the mix to another receptacle, then back into the first pot and repeats several times to make sure it is perfectly blended. He then fills a bunch of small cups and starts again with another batch as the first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will let you want more!
Tea shops are great places to enjoy cups of milky tea and also various cuisines of Myanmar. They serve baked sweets as well as meaty steamed buns and dim sum. The often served dishes are deep-fried savory snacks, deep-fried bread served with a potato curry or baked breads.



10. Have Mohinga for Breakfast


Credits: myanmartourism.info
Mohinga is a comforting rice noodle and fish soup. It is an essential part of Burmese cuisine and considered to be the Myanmar’s national dish by many. Usually eaten in the morning, Mohinga is affordable and readily available.
Sold by hawkers and street stall owners, this dish is definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their own variations so don’t be afraid to try one every time you go to another Burmese city.

11. Burmese Paratha

Credits: sethlui.com

Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is a unique blend of Burmease and lndian influences.
Palata is a furl of the tongue away from Indian paratha, but closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up and slapped down repeatedly until it can’t be stretched any thinner.

12. Burmese Sweet Snack


Burmese sweet snacks somehow always include grated coconut. It is essentially grated coconut with coconut milk wrapped in rice paper.
The presence of coconut milk is similarly used in Thai cuisine. You could also add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or simply to make it a more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t overly sweet.

 

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