I made my way to Myanmar for its endless temples and friendly smiles. Finding out that Burmese dishes are delicious was a complete surprise. With my foodie journey across Asia, it really shouldn’t have been but there you go. Spicy salads and hearty curries quickly became some of my favorite meals while in Asia. Simple. Fresh. Tasty.
With that here are 4 Burmese dishes not be missed if you are lucky enough to find yourself in Myanmar. If not, don’t fret. I have included recipe links for you to try these awesome Burmese eats at home.
So basic but oh-so-tasty. Do not leave Myanmar without trying the most popular of all Burmese dishes.
It may sound potent but the use of picked ginger, chilis, and fresh tomatoes makes for a refreshing mix.
With its close proximity, finding recipes with Indian influence is not surprising. The taste, however, is. Milder and less creamy than typical Indian dishes, Burmese Indian food is unique…and not to be missed.
Tea Leaf Salad
Burma is one of the only countries to drink and eat tea. After tasting one of these amazing dishes it was easy to see why.
On the Side
Of course, these tasty dishes are only made better by and accompanied beverage or after dinner sweet. Personal favorites included Myanmar Mules and Mandalay beer.
There you have it. My favorite Burmese dishes from a surprisingly tasty Myanmar. I hope to recreat some of these salads and curries once home and will share how they turn out. Till then I will resort to scratch-and-sniffing my screen.