Myanmar Cuisine

Myanmar lies between two major cultures, so not only religion and culture but also cuisine of Myanmar is also affected. During the colonial period, the culture of China and India has a very large impact on the traditional cuisine of Myanmar that makes cuisine features very creative. In the era of globalization and trade liberalization, all the world's famous dishes are available in this country but most people in Myanmar still appreciate their own food. So far, the people of Myanmar still ensure uniqueness of the traditional cuisine.

Barbecue Street in Rangoon

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When mentioning barbecue, many people immediately think of meat. But barbecue in Rangoon is also suitable for vegetarian. Herbivores and carnivores alike will find an endless choice. Opt for food that looks fresh and select your desired atmosphere. The grilled okra, broccoli, mushrooms, and tofu all rocked, particularly when washed down with a clod draft beer.

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Burmese Thali

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Similar to the Indian Thali, this meal made up of multiple small dishes features uniquely Burmese flavors.

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Chapatis and Curry in Mandalay

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Chapati is an unleavened flatbread (also known as roti) from the Indian subcontinent. It is a common staple of cuisine in South Asia as well as among South Asian expatriates throughout the world.

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Kausuetho

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This dish of Burmese rice noodles with masala spices and lemon juice can be found in many city markets, and makes a great lunch.

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Hinto

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These steamed banana-leaf parcels of rice, onion, leek and cabbage are a favorite in Shan State, and can make a very welcome and nourishing snack after a trek.

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Mohinga

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Mohinga is the unofficial national dish of rice vermicelli in a fish-based broth of onions, garlic, ginger, and lemon grass - all topped with sliced banana blossom, boiled eggs and fritters. This dish is readily available in most parts of the country.

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Samosas

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You can enjoy all samosas, all the time, anywhere on the street, particularly in Rangoon. A samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, ground lamb, ground beer or ground chicken.

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The easy Street Snack

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Stuffed with cabbage and chili and then deep-fried, these tofu rolls are a popular street snack with locals and visitors alike, being easy to identify and eat - plus they're highly more-ish!

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Ngabaungthohk

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Another leaf parcel, this time wrapped in a double layer of banana and morinda leaves, and filled with a mixture of vegetables and prawns. This is another delicious ethnic specialty that will make a great addition to the culinary discoveries of your holidays in Burma.

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The salad: Laphet Thohk

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In addition to the tea-drinking culture that is a delight for many visitors to discover on their holidays in Burma, local cuisine has several dishes featuring tea leaves.

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