Asia nations such as Thailand, Vietnam and China are fanous for the rich cuisine for a long time. It is often thought that the food in Myanmar is a specialty because many people think that the Myanmar food is a blend of Indian, Chinese and Thai food, but then Myanmar people turn these dishes into their own cuisine. However, you cannot find these dishes in other countries. Therefore, when traveling in Myanmar, it is recommended to spend time enjoying the following must-try dishes in Myanmar.
Mohinga is often served for breakfast. But nowadays, this dish for is eaten at all times of the day. Some restaurants in Yangon open till late at night to serve diners after the main meal. On the street or in 5-star restaurants, the ingredients usually include fish soup, rice noodles, eggs and banana trunks. There are also other varieties including roasted bean, chive, fishball and chicken.
Shan noodle is not only found in Shan but also the favorite food of the whole country. The noodles are made from sticky rice and eaten with chicken or pork, tomato sauce, onion and some spices, then put fresh or pickled vegetables on the food. This dish can be found in every corner of the street. However, to enjoy the best Shan noodles, it is suggested to go to Lake Inle, Pindaya, or Taunggyi.
Tea leaf salad
Myanmar is the only country in the world that regularly consume tea leaves because tea is almost used as a beverage. Meanwhile, Myanmar people combine tea leaves with peanuts, peas, cabbage, tomatoes, sesame, chili and some other ingredients to make the dish. This salad has been the most special salad in Myanmar for many centuries and offered in tea parties. Because of the wide popularity in recent time, you can find it at any food stalls or tea shops.
Pork and curry pork is quite popular in Myanmar. The curry in Myanmar is cooked with various spices and ginger. The process of cooking is not similar to Indian or Chinese curry. This special curry is only available in Myanmar. In many tea houses or restaurants, you will be offered rice with curry accompanied by a plate of raw vegetables dipped into the sauce. This delicious meal will cost about between two and four dollars.
Noodles salad or rice salad
Quite a few Myanmar dishes are simple and cheap. Dried shrimp and cabbage mixed with peanut oil, fish sauce and lemon will bring you a simple dish but truly delicious. You will see this dish in roadside restaurants.
Curry chicken, buckwheat noodles and coconut milk soup are the raw materials of coconut noodles. The dish has some similarities to Laksa in Malaysia and Khao Soi in Chiang Mai. A delicious bowl of coconut noodles are created by the tasty curry soup and spices, sometimes added with onions and other vegetables.
Certainly, mangosteens are found in many parts of Asia. But mangosteens in Myanmar are the biggest and freshest. This fruit is sweet and fat with thick peels. Some other fruits you should also try are mango, banana, jackfruit, lychee, grapefruit, custard apple, and rambutan.