Myanmar food is always one of the most wonderful things to taste and experience. It is said to be influenced in Southern and Southeast Asia countries. With a list of ingredients that are not found in any other cuisine, there are endless things to discover.
Here is our list of the top 10 Myanmar famous for visitors and travelers to try on their complete trip.
Tea Salad – Lephet thoke – The most popular food in Myanmar
- 1 Tea Salad – Lephet thoke – The most popular food in Myanmar
- 2 Myanmar traditional food and featured foods of the Shan people
- 3 Popular street foods and snacks in Myanmar
- 4 Noodles – Delicious & Authentic Myanmar Delights
Tart leaves are kinds of Myanmar food that eaten by their own way, usually as dessert, but they also served as Lephet Thoke – a salad of pickled tea leaves.
To make a perfect dish, slightly bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded – small cabbage, cherry tomatoes, fried beans, nuts and peas, oil and garlic, sliced filets, spicy pepper, and garlic.
It can be a snack, an appetizer or paired with a plate of rice, a meal. However, this famous dish in Myanmar is also known as a stimulant, because it can cause sleepiness. Therefore, you should not eat too much lephet thoke during Myanmar vacation.
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Myanmar traditional food and featured foods of the Shan people
Shan rice – Nga Htamin or rice with fish
Shan rice, one of the popular food in Myanmar, is made with rice cooked with saffron and served with crispy fried fish, roasted peanuts and some seasonal vegetables.
This kind of Myanmar food is quite oily and very tasty when served with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and fried pork rinds, it becomes an excellent snack that covers the entire range of hot to spicy.
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Burmese curry – Ngapi
As you can see its name – curry is the most important elements in Burmese cuisine, but once you’ve chosen one – usually a meaty curry, a little oil on pork, fish, shrimp, beef or lamb, it is clear that endless extra dishes will follow.
This food in Myanmar includes rice, bread salad, some fried vegetables, a bowl of soup and a big plate of fresh vegetables and cooked to be eaten with sauce and various herbs. Ngapi’s dipping sauce is a liquid sauce and a mixture of dried chili pepper, garlic and dried shrimps fried all in oil.
Popular street foods and snacks in Myanmar
Burmese tea shop meal
Myanmar Tea Shops serve as a quick-cooking course in learning different cuisines Myanmar:
- Tea shop run by ethnic Myanmar people is good places to dive into the world of noodles or rice as a traditional Myanmar food: htamin thoke, a type of rice salad.
- Indian or Muslim tea shops tend to serve fried-salty snacks of Southeast Asia influenced as Samosas or Pani Puri (fried bread served with potato curry) or those Nanbya bread (Naan).
- Chinese tea shops often offer candy and baked buns and meat products sum so dark.
Burmese sweet snacks – “Muon”
Generally known as “muon”, sweet West Burma dish is not eaten as a dessert but as appetizers, it is one of the tasty food in Myanmar supposed to be taken with tea in the morning or afternoon.
Muon is a kind of unique Myanmar food which is not usually full of sugar, instead of getting its sweet ingredients like coconut, coconut milk, rice flour taste cooked glutinous rice, tapioca, and fruit.
Myanmar food offers many choices with fried food in oil such as samosas, spring rolls, pretzels, candy, bread – fried, and many noodle dishes are topped Akyaw, crispy fried ingredients. One popular snack is fried Buthi Kyaw, battered and fried pieces of pumpkin.
Noodles – Delicious & Authentic Myanmar Delights
Shan-style ‘tofu’ noodles
One of the top 10 Myanmar famous food is hto-hpu-nwe, it is also known as “warm tofu”, a 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. If you are a fan of savory flavors, one that will grow on you.
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 hard-boiled eggs.
The ingredients are seasoned with a mixture of roasted chickpeas flour and turmeric and chili oil, thrown by hand and served with sides of garnish and a bowl of broth.
Mohinga is an unofficial national Myanmar food. It is fine rice noodles served in herbal fishing and hearty shallot-based broth, often supplemented by a crunchy pitch of banana.
It is loved as a breakfast dish but sold by street vendors, it is a popular snack at any time of day or night. Optional toppings include sliced hard-boiled egg and akyaw, crispy fried vegetables and or hard-paste lenses. The dish is seasoned to taste with lemon juice and or dried chili flakes.
The dish is a combination of thin rice noodles in a clear peppery broth with marinated chicken or pork, garnished with toasted sesame and garlic oil. It is served with a side of pickled vegetables. It has a simple recipe, but fascinating flavors. A “dry” version with the broth served on the side, is also common.