Myanmar Food & Recipes

Naturally, Myanmar food is highly influenced with the neighboring cultures, although there are some unique to Myanmar. Roughly speaking, most Myanmar dishes are somewhere between Thai salads, Indian curries, and Chinese soups.

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Mont Kalamel (မုန့်ကုလားမဲ)

We, Myanmar people, usually have numerous kinds of snacks and traditional foods region wise. Most of them are made, based on rice and glutinous rice. In Myanmar, there is a very greening and pleasant coastal region called Myeik at which the dough with the special taste is very famous regional dessert.

Myanmar Laphet (Tea)
Myanmar are fond of the pickled tea, laphet, which is a traditional delicacy. The pickled tea, mixed with fried garlic, sesame and groundnut, is served at merit sharing ceremonies and weddings.

Traditional Moun Bine Daunt (Rice & Bean Snacks)

1. Rice
2. Bean
3. Coconut
4. Salt
6.Lime solution
7. Sesame
- 2 tins
- 1/2 tin
- 1/2 No
- 1 table spoon
- 1 table spoon
- 1 table spoon
- 1 packet

Myanma Green Tea
The first and fore most origin of the tea is found in the source of Ayeyarwaddy and spreading the surrounding areas, such as Myanmar Assam border areas, Naga Land, Manipur and Lashi ranges in the eastern parts of Myanmar. In the western parts, China, Northern plateaus of Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Traditional Shan Snack (Shan Khaw Poat)
Khaw Poat is a kind of appetizing snack of the Shan national race, who lives in the Southern part of the Shan State. Khaw Poat is not only a popular snack for the Shan nationals, but also for all nationals. We can easily eat Khaw Poat by frying or roasting it.

Steamed Toddy Cake

1. Toddy palm
2. Sugar
3. Iodized salt
4. Lime

Mann Ma-yway

Mann Ma-yway, a snack made of glutinous rice and palm sugar, is mostly sold at rural markets and pagoda festivals in Myanmar. It is also called Ma-yway-gyi in some regions. Made of puffed glutinous rice and palm sugar, it is sweet, delicious and crispy and consumed by old and young, alike.

Pickled Tea Leaves (or) Laphet

Taking tea usually without milk and sugar is the custom in the Shan State,as it is through out the Union of Myanmar because everyone,young or elderly,male or female,lay or monk,drinks tea usually in the traditional way but rarely in a modern way mixing it with milk and sugar.

Halawah Snack
We are going to present about popular snack Halawash from Pathein, the capital of Ayeyarwady Division.

Myanmar Candy
Toddy palm plantation is a thriving commercial undertaking in Central Myanmar. Jaggery, a popular sweetmeat akin to candy, is the major product derived from toddy juice.

Mont Let Saung (မုန့်လက်ဆောင်း)


Wash the sago and absorb it water for 60 minutes. Subsequent to dousing, deplete the sago and put in an extensive pan. Include some water and bubble. Stew over medium warmth until the sago turn straightforward. Put aside and chill. In a little skillet, break up the palm sugar in 1 container water and warmth the blend delicately until the Sugar totally disintegrates and turns a syrup consistency. Cool the blend and strain. Put 4 tablespoons sago and 3 tablespoons syrup in a tall glass and blend well. Include 3-4 ice solid shapes and fill the glass with coconut drain. Mix and serve instantly. Serves 4.

Banana Pudding (Nget Pyaw Paung)

1. Banana - 5 bunches
2. Sugar - 20 ticals
3. Coconut - 1 No
4. Butter - 5 ticals
5. Oil - 10 ticals
6. Flour - 15 ticals
7. Salt - 2 tea spoons