Myanmar has always been a country that attracts tourists because of its natural scenery and unique culinary culture. The food here is famous for its variety and richness, which is very suitable for visitors to come here to experience. Let’s discover together what is special about the culinary culture in Myanmar.
Nga htamin is fish rice dish – a very popular dish of the Shan people, the main ethnic group of Myanmar. This dish is cooked from sticky rice grains with turmeric juice, so it has a characteristic yellow color and is always served with freshwater fish. It is worth mentioning that the accompanying fish is elaborately processed, seasoned with pepper, garlic, and chili, so it is very rich when eaten. Nga htamin has a characteristic spicy taste, often served with peanuts and a few vegetables.
Lahpet Thoke means tea leaf salad. This is a very typical dish of Myanmar with the main ingredient being fermented tea leaves according to a sophisticated process. After being fermented, the tea leaves have a sour, bitter, slightly acrid taste, very strange.
In addition to the main ingredients of tea leaves, Lahpet Thoken also has maple beans, chopped tomatoes, sesame, and garlic. Lahpet Thoke is usually played separately from each corner, when eating, the user will mix the ingredients together. This dish is very good for the digestive system, but should not eat much because it can cause insomnia.
Myanmar Curry ri
As a country strongly influenced by Buddhism, Myanmar’s cuisine also has many features reminiscent of the cuisine of countries where Buddhism thrives like India. One of them is curry.
Myanmar curry can be made from pork, beef, lamb… but usually not simmered like India, but still keep the pieces, so it keeps the flavor of the ingredients. In addition to meat curry, there are also many vegetarian curries to meet the needs of the people. The dish is usually served with rice and is very popular in this peaceful country.
Noodles Nan Gyi Thohk
Nan Gyi Thohk is a very famous traditional dry noodle dish of Myanmar. This dish is made from rice and processed into a thick, thick fiber similar to pho. These rice noodles will be served with boiled eggs, cilantro, onions… and then mixed with chicken curry. Nan Gyi Thohk noodles are always served with lemon for a more harmonious taste and can also be served with a bowl of broth to prevent dryness.