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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Egg Curry

Myanmar egg curry is a very common quickie dish.

Myanmar Street Food

Here is a brief Myanmar street food, presented by Ivana Seada.

Mont Let Saung (မုန့်လက်ဆောင်း)


Wax-Flavored Thingyan Rice

Yes. That's right. You read it correctly. Wax is not supposed to be eaten. Wax in rice sounds really weired. Isn't it? It is quite common that wax is applied to preserve fruits, such as lemon, apples, and so on.

Mawlamyine Mohinga

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Mon-style Mawlamyine mohinga is  a litle different from the Bamar typical mohinga. It's the southern style, typically with different ingredients.

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)

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Myanmar are fond of the pickled tea, laphet, which is a traditional delicacy.

Mohinga (မုန့်ဟင်းခါး)

Myanmar famous mohinga is 1 of the most common typical Myanmar noodle dish in fish soup. Pundits say that the world is at the dawn of a New Golden Age of travel. Growing affluence and leisure of the middle class not only in Europe but also in Asia, combined to spur the travel itch, thus opening further new frontiers for travel.

Mann Ma-yway

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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.

Ahnyar Mohinga

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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.

Hinthada Mohinga

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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.

Rainbow Salad - Ah Thoke Sone (အသုပ်စုံ)

Myanmar Rainbow Salad - A Thoke Sone (အသုပ်စုံ) receipe is presented here for you.

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 

Ngapi Yay Kyo (ငပိရည်ကြို)

Ngapi Yay Kyo, simple means, boiled fish-paste.

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

Steamed Toddy Cake

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

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.

Myanmar Food by Antony Boudain, CNN

This video is presented by Antony Boudain, CNN Chef Traveller

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

Myanmar Food by Master Chef Oliver Soe Thet

Presented by Oliver Soe Thet, Myanmar Food by Myanmar Chef Association.

Rakhine nationals on the Bay of Bengal coast have a special way of making mohinga,the national dish.It is cooked different,served different,tastes different and is consumed different.

Noodle in Coconut Chicken Soup (အုန်းနို့ခေါက်ဆွဲ)

After Mohinga, wheat noodle in coconut chicken broth could be the second most popular noodle dish in Myanmar. Here is the recipe.

Floating Rice Balls (မုန့်လုံးရေပေါ်)

Mont-lone-yay-paw literally means 'snack balls, floating in water'. Sounds interesting? Yes, this is also another seasonal food, often served during the Myanmar new year water festival. Here you go.. with a recipe and video clip too.

Nangyi Thoke (နန်းကြီးသုပ်)

One of the most popular spaghetti-like noodle dish is called Nangyi Thoke. Here is the recipe.

Traditional Shwedaung Noodle

Noodle 1600 grams
Chicken 650 grams
Oil 300 grams
Bean sprout 650 grams

Rakhine Seafood

Rakhine people cook most famous dishes, originally from the west coast of Myanmar.

The Delicious Mango Jam
A Myanmar saying years, “mango is the best fruits, pork in meat, and tea in leaves”. This proverb indicates that, the mango is the most delicious of all fruits.