by Unknown on 17-Sep-2019
Traditional 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.
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 and lemongrass.
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.
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 hard-boiled eggs.
5.Shan Hto-Hpu Nwe (Warm Tofu)
Hto-Hpu Nwe known as “Warm Tofu “ is one of the popular dishes of Shan Tribe in 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 everyone.
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 egg atop or sprinkled with nuts, or both.
8.Kaut Nyin Paung (Steamed Sticky Rice)
In Myanmar , Kaut Nyin Paung is mostly served for the breakfast or sometime at the tea time in the afternoon. It is usually steamed with special steamed cookies in Shan State , while the Myanmar people seem to cook it just like the normal rice.
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 it’s cheap.