12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar
1. Nangyi thoke


The Burmese love "dry" noodle recipes-- basically noodle-based "salads" with broth served on the side-- and also possibly the tastiest and most common is nangyi thoke.

The dish takes the form of thick, round rice noodles with chicken, thin pieces of fish cake, par-boiled bean sprouts and pieces of hard-boiled egg.

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




2. Shan-style rice



Nga htamin's vital elements: turmeric rice and fish.





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

Oily as well as mouthwatering, when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin becomes a snack that runs the range from pungent to spicy.




3. Tea leaf salad
Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetiser.





Probably one of the most well known Burmese food is lephet-- fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are consumed on their own, usually as a treat, 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 blended by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a dash of garlic oil and also pungent pieces of chili and garlic.



4. Myanmar Curry-Rice meal


The local set-meal is not just comfort food but an experience in itself. It features a somewhat oily curry (choose from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup as well as six veggie side dishes (anticipate to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy vegetables, tomato salad, etc.) as well as a garlic chili dip. The selection of side dishes and spice levels might vary from location to area however this culinary experience continues to be the very same.




5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown


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

Packed with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is by far among the most scrumptious fish ever. So great that you can consume it plain or with white rice and absolutely nothing else.




6. Burmese Pancakes





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 and fresh coconut pieces.




7. Shan Noodles



Shan noodle is Inle's specialty|specialized}. You can have it wet or dry. In either case, it is very scrumptious. The noodles are actually soft and doused in various sauces. I really liked the peanut flavour that this recipe gave off.




8. Mont Lin Ma Yar
Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene as well. It resembles 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" here are basic globs of rice flour batter added to a searing muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay evening market at 31st road is a must-go.




9. Tea shop meal







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

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional drink includes black tea combined with condensed milk and also evaporated milk. As simple as it seems, the preparation is in fact an art and is fairly entertaining to view!

The "tea master" gets a huge pot of steaming dark tea on the cooktop and also puts the hot drink in a smaller sized pot adding condensed milk and also evaporated milk for the sweet taste. With dexterity, he then transfers the mix to another receptacle, then back right into the initial pot and also repeats numerous times to see to it it is flawlessly combined. He after that fills up a bunch of little cups as well as starts again with another set as the initial mugs are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored drink that will certainly make you desire much more!

Tea shops are wonderful places to delight in cups of milky tea as well as likewise numerous foods of Myanmar. They offer baked sweets as well as meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The usually served dishes are deep-fried savory snacks, deep-fried bread offered with a potato curry or baked breads.




10. Mohinga







Mohinga is a comforting rice noodle and fish soup. It is an important part of Burmese food and considered to be Myanmar's national meal by numerous people. Normally consumed in the morning, Mohinga is inexpensive as well as conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers as well as street stall proprietors, this dish is most definitely slurp worthy. Different cities have their very own variations so don't be afraid to try one every single time you go to another Burmese city.




11. Burmese Paratha
Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is a special mix 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 slapped down repetitively until 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 similarly used in Thai cuisine. You might additionally include strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or merely to make it a more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn't excessively sweet.



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

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