Green tea leaves salad, curry rice or Myanmar Shan is good food “hard to forget” that any visitor not to be missed when visiting Myanmar.
Recently, the country is located in the northwestern peninsula of central India, Myanmar is known as the “rising star” of the Asian destination. Visitors come here not only because of friendly people, rich culture, and scenic beauties but also of its wonderful cuisine.
Although Myanmar cuisine is heavily influenced by Indian, Chinese, Thai food and the culinary culture of many ethnic minorities, but the food still have its own characteristics.
1. Green Tea Leaf Salad
One of the most special delicacies of Myanmar is Lephet, the fermented tea leaves. The tea leaves are used to prepare for the salad leaves and used as snack, appetizer or served together with rice.
The tea leaves are mixed with bitter and sour flavors, julienne cabbage, some slices of tomatoes, beans, garlic oil, and sliced garlic, hot peppers that make a salad special.
However, the Myanmar warned travelers that tea leaf salad is considered a stimulant, if eat too much, you cannot sleep like drinking too much green tea.
2. The Shan’s Rice
Known by other names are Ngar Hta Min – rice fish, rice Shan (an ethnic group in Myanmar) is becoming one of the perfect choice of travelers to Myanmar.
The grain aromatic rice cooked with turmeric water and this dish severed with a piece of fresh garlic-oil-spreads water fish. This dish goes along well with some spices like garlic, chili, pepper, Shan‘s rice style quiche dish for the spicy mashed.
3. Myanmar’s Curry
Visit the traditional restaurant in Myanmar, you not only eat for full, but there is always an interesting dining experience. Like so enjoy curry Myanmar. As the name of this dish, curry is the main material, but you can choose served with pork, beef, lamb or seafood.
At the curry restaurant for Muslims, Myanmar curry is served with salad, vegetables, beans…
It is interesting that when you enjoy a Burmese curry, you will also get a traditional dessert of Myanmar – the pickled tea leaves and seeds contained in a lacquer tray.
4. Tea – cake in Myanmar
The teahouse is a great place for visitors to learn and enjoy the traditional dishes of Myanmar people. Apart from traditional dishes, in any tea shop in Myanmar, you also can find many kids of cakes and hot tea. Sipping a cup of hot tea with cakes in the local environment is always a great experience for visitors. The teahouse of Indians or Muslims often serves salty snacks, fried cakes, bread served with potatoes, toast…
Meanwhile, the Chinese tea shop servers steamed buns, cakes, tea… Drinking tea and enjoy cakes is a unique food culture of the Burmese.
5. Myanmar Snacks
Not like the sweets in the West, sweets in Myanmar, also known as the “Muon”, should not be used as pudding but a snack with tea in the morning and afternoon of the Burmese.
“Muon” does not have too much sugar, instead, the sweetness taken from other materials such as coconut fiber, coconut, rice, fruits…
Server with the cake, the sweet snack becomes an accompanying snacks are not to be missed for those who love tea. This became so delicious taste of the visitors.
6. Burmese Fries
Myanmar has a special passion for food submerged in oil, therefore, the fried cakes diverse in size and shape is the most popular food on any street in Myanmar.
Spring rolls, fried bread, donuts yellow nursery, crispy with special flavor served with a sour sauce, sweet made from tamarind make an appeal cannot refuse by visitors.
Most of the cakes in Myanmar are made from glutinous rice flour, sometimes a mixture of the several types of flour. It is mixed with garlic powder, onion, and pureed ginger. The accompanying condiment brings a wonderful smell cakes in the pan when frying.
In addition, the powder was mixed with coconut flesh, sesame seeds, tomatoes, curry powder … to do so many different kinds of bread.
7. Shan Tofu & Noodles
This cuisine of the Shan, an ethnic group living in northern Myanmar is not attracted the Burmese but also a great dish visitors. Burmese tofu is not made from soy but from yellow bean and chickpeas.
The food stalls of the Shan stand out with big chunks of tofu. A special feature of this place is tofu made from yellow lentils and chickpeas instead of fermented soybeans as usual. The tofu slices often served with yellow noodles in soup or eating hot or cold food with salad.
8. Nan Gyi Thohk Noodle
Nan Gyi Thohk is a dish consisting of rice noodles mixed with a special type of curry chicken served with broth. Users can add lemon to squeeze for more sour taste. Nan Gyi Thohk is like Spaghetti but Burmese version.
9. Mohinga Fish Noodle
This dish server with noodles cooked in fish broth, considered by many to be the national dish of Myanmar. In large cities, the street vendors and small shops along the road sold hundreds Mohinga bowl every day for local residents and passers-by.
The main ingredients for this dish including chickpea flour, roasted rice, and catfish cooked in soups and lots of spices such as garlic, onion, ginger, lemongrass, fish sauce…
This dish is very popular in much of the country and sold all day in many towns and cities. If you have the opportunity to travel in Myanmar, do not forget to enjoy the delicious street food – Mohinga.
10. Shan Noodle
Shan noodle dish was delicious finally made the top 10 food you should try when visit Myanmar. This typical dish is from the ethnic group of Shan who live in the northern part of Myanmar. It is a perfect combination between the thin noodle and chicken, marinated pork, roasted sesame seeds and the taste of garlic, served with pickled vegetables and broth.
Taste the exotic, delicious, looks “stunning” is the reason of the Shan noodles becomes the first choice of many tourists to Myanmar.