Food In Myanmar
For all tourists, Myanmar food is always one of the most wonderful things to
taste and experience. Myanmar is now an opening country to the outside world,
thus, tourists can possibly discover a cuisine that is largely hidden from the
world for the last 50 years.
About the taste mostly on rich salty/savory flavors in Myanmar food, it’s said to be influenced in
Southern and Southeast Asia countries. With a list of ingredients that are not
found in any other cuisine, there is much to discover.
Like most of Southeast Asia countries, restaurants and booths in Myanmar tend
to specialize in a dish or style of food.
1.Tea-Leaf Salad(Lephat Thoke) Lephat Thoke(Tea-Leaf Salad) is one of the Myanmar traditional food. Lahpet, which means “green tea,” and thoke,
which means “salad,” is an eclectic mix of flavors and textures that includes
soft, pickled tea leaves, crisp, roasted peanuts and other crunchy beans,
toasted sesame seeds, fried garlic and, if you like, you can add dried shrimp
and chopped tomato. 2.Mohinga Mohinga is a rice
noodle and fish soup from Myanmar and is an essential part of Burmese cuisine.
It is considered by many to be the national dish of Myanmar. It is readily
available in most parts of the country. Optional toppings include sliced
hard-boiled eggs and fried onions, gourd fritters, crisp bean crackers are
either broken in small pieces. The dish is seasoned to taste with lemon juice
3.Shwe Yin Aye
Most Myanmar snacks are made of rice
or glutinous rice, milk or grated shreds of coconut, and sugar or jaggery as
sweeteners. Myanmar people are very fond of snacks either breakfast items, as
fast food or as at tea-times. Shwe Yin Aye” – one of the popular Myanmar
(Burmese) traditional dessert, that is sweet and soft. This is sweet, creamy,
simple to prepare and easy to cook. This is a recipe a lot of people have been
looking for how to make “shwe yin aye”; I hope it’s what everyone wanted. In a
bowl, combine small boiled sago, agar jelly, bread, sugar, coconut cream,
sticky rice and ice cube. A simplest dessert recipe is also delicious and
cooling on a hot day. It’s also include in Thingyan (water festival ) food.
4.Nangyi Thoke Nan Gyi Thoke often called the spaghetti
of Myanmar is another popular breakfast food.One of the most delicious and
tastiest food in Myanmar is “dry” noodles dishes which combine broth and salad
served on the side with noodles and most popular is nangyi thoke.
This kind of Myanmar food takes the form of thick round rice noodles with
chicken, thin slices of fish cake, boiled bean sprouts and slices of
5.Shan Hto-Hpu Nwe (Warm Tofu) Hto-Hpu Nwe known as “Warm Tofu “ is
one of thepopular dishes of Shan Tribein North-Eastern Myanmar.One of the most
famous food in Myanmar is hto-hpu-nwe, it is also known as “warm tofu”.It is
one of the popular dishes of the Shan ethnic group in Myanmar. The dish does
not really include tofu, but rather a thick porridge made from chickpea flour.
The sticky yellow material is served in thin rice noodles, chunks of marinated
pork or chicken. It is covered with a layer of chili oil and includes parts of
pickled vegetables and broth.It’s a strange combination and visually stunning,
but if you are a fan of savory flavors, one that will grow on you.
6.Mote Lone Yay Paw Mote Lone Yay Paw is one of the Thingyan food. Three
of the signs that signify that Thingyan has begun are that people start
chucking water at each other indiscriminately in the spirit of mischievous fun,
the sunshine yellow padauk flowers are blossoming, and the sweet snack known as
Mont Lone Yay Paw (or mote lone yay paw) is dished up to
7.Bein Mont Bein Mont is the Myanmar Style
pancake. It is a kind of Burmese street snack. This can be found in every
bazaar in Myanmar. With golden brown colour.
People love to have it with an extra eggatop or sprinkled with nuts, or both.
8.Kaut Nyin Paung (SteamedSticky Rice) In Myanmar , Kaut Nyin Paungis mostly served for the breakfastor sometime at the tea time in the afternoon.
It isusually steamedwith special steamed cookiesin ShanState , while the Myanmar people seem to cook it just like the normal
9.Mont Pyar Tha Lat
Mote Pyar Tha Lat is a popular Myanmar Traditional street food which is loved
by many people.The recipe of this snack is so easy to prepare. Just pour the
white mixed paste into a hot crock and add boiled beans and parsley on top of
it and it is ready to serve.Nowadays, people don’t
really make snacks like this at home since snacks can be bought everywhere and