While Burmese food can be somewhat oily, and lacks the diversity and firy spicing of cuisine in neighbouring Thailand, with a bit of advice and background knowledge we’re confident you’ll return from Myanmar having savoured some truly tasty and memorable meals.
Burmese Tea Leaf Salad or Lahpet Thoke
Lahpet, which means “green tea”, and thoke, which means “salad”, is aneclectic 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, dried shrimp and chopped tomato.In order to prepare lahpet, thebest young tea leaves are picked, quickly steamed, then packed into bamboovats or tubes and pressed with heavy weights for varying lengths of time. The leaves are washed then mixed with oil, chilies, garlic and salt and allowed toferment.The dish is versatile. It can be a snack, an appetizer or, coupled with a plate of rice, a meal. Indochina tours Myanmar
Shan- style noodle
Shan-style rice noodles, which are kneaded with turmeric oil, are thin, flat, sticky and delicious. They might be served with ground chicken or pork, onions, chili and crushed peanuts in a shallow broth or full soup.Chickpea flour gives this traditional soup from the Shan people of Myanmar a velvety thick texture that is a wonderful change of pace from other Asian soups.Compared with most Burmese noodle dishes, it’s relatively simple, verging on bland, but is reassuringly comforting and consistently delicious. Tours in Myanmar
Ngapi” means pressed fish. Fish paste and shrimp paste are the two kinds of Ngapi.It is usually dried in the sunlight after making from the fermentation of salted ground fish or shrimp.Like most dishes, there are regional variations of ngapi: it might be very salty or not salty at all, watery or thick, made with ocean fish or freshwater fish depending on the location.It is used in a versatile manner in that it is used in soup base, in salads, in main dishes and also in condiments.
Burmese food is worth tasting. Come and enjoy.