Since Myanmar opened to the outside world, visitors was discovering a hidden cuisine of this country. The cuisine of Myanmar has an influence from China and India, but still has its specialities that can not found in any other cuisine.

As in most of Southeast Asia, Myanmar restaurants and stalls tend to specialize in a single dish or culinary style.

Here are some recommendations of food that visitors should try once as visiting to Myanmar.

1.Tea leaf salad

Differ from many kinds of normal salads, ingredient of this food is tea leaf. To make the dish, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crunchy deep-fried beans, nuts and peas, a splash of garlic oil and pungent slices of chili and garlic. It’s also considered a stimulant: the Burmese says that eating too much lephet thoke can prevent sleep.

Tea leaf salad
Tea leaf salad

2.Shan-style rice

Known as the fish rice of the ethnic Shan, is combined between rice that’s been cooked with turmeric and squashed into a disk with a topping of flakes of freshwater fish and garlic oil. The dish is enjoyed with chili sauce.

Shan-style rice
Shan-style rice

3.Burmese curry

There are many kinds of curries for your choices: pork, beef, shrimp, fish,… It is served with rice, salad, soup and other herbes.

Burmese curry
Burmese curry

4.Shan noodles

The sticky yellow stuff is served over thin rice noodles, chunks of marinated chicken or pork. It’s enjoyed with chili oil and includes sides of pickled veggies and broth. The dish doesn’t actually include tofu, but rather a thick porridge made from chickpea flour.

Shan noodles
Shan noodles

5.Nangyi thoke

The dish is attractive with fat sticky yellow stuff, broth which is made from vegetables, served with chicken, slices of fish, boiled egg and chili oil.

Nangyi thoke
Nangyi thoke

6.Mohinga

This is a traditional breakfast of Myanmar. The dish is presented everywhere on the street.

Mohinga - a traditional breakfast of Myanmar
Mohinga – a traditional breakfast of Myanmar

7.Sweet snacks and drinks

It seems like the cuisine of Thailand and Asian countries, there are many kinds of snacks in the Burmese cuisine, especially sweet snacks and drinks. You can easily look for them at most of local markets in Myanmar.

Sweet snacks attracts tourists
Sweet snacks attracts tourists

(Source: Internet)

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