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Myanmar Foods and Drinks

   Myanmar is naturally endowed with fertile soil and water resources, it boasts an abundant supply of food in a great variety all year around.

   Main Meals

   The basic Myanmar food is mainly rice and curry. Rice is served with meat or fish, soup, salad and vegetables all cooked in different ways, and some relishes to complement the meal. The most common method of preparation is to cook meat or fish in oil, seasoned with pounded onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, chili and spices, and simmer. Many Myanmar curries are spicy and therefore soups mostly made of seasonal vegetables in water are taken together with rice and other curry dishes.

   Favourite desserts are sanwin-ma-kin (Myanmar sweet cakes made with semolina, sugar, egg, butter and coconut), Myanmar style banana cakes, Kyaukchaw (sea weed Jelly) and jiggery.

   Typical Breakfast

   "Mohinga", rice noodles with fish gravy is favourite for breakfast and "Ohn-No Khaukswe" (noodles with coconut chicken curry) is the most popular among Myanmar foods.

   Other non-Myanmar Foods

   Chinese foods both Cantonese and Fukienese are popular among Myanmars and there are Chinese Restaurants in almost every town. Indian food like Kebabs, birani are also popular with Myanmar palate. European food is available only at big hotels as most Myanmar prefer their own dishes even if offered free of charge.


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Ingredients: 250g dried yellow split peas, soaked overnight 1 medium onion, finely chopped handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped 1 red chilli, finely chopped ¼ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon salt peanut oil for deep frying

Method: First prepare the onion, chilli and coriander by chopping them finely, then leave on one side. Drain the peas and blitz half in a food processor to a coarse consistency, then tip into a bowl. Blitz the remaining half to a smooth paste, adding a little water (no more than 1 tablespoon) to help it along. Mix the two batches together. This will give the fritters a good texture and will stop them splitting during the frying process. Mix in the chopped onion, chilli, coriander, spices and salt. Make sure all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Heat enough oil in a saucepan to deep fry (never fill the pan more than halfway). Scoop a teaspoon of the mixture and work with another teaspoon to form a bite-sized oval shape. Gently drop the fritters one by one into the oil. Deep fry in batches of 6 to 8 fritters on moderate heat. After 2-4 minutes they will turn golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. They are best served warm with sour chilli or tamarind dip. makes: 30-35 fritters cooking time: 20-30 mins

Notes/ Tips:They can be made in advance and frozen until needed. When frying the fritters, remove from the oil when they are just beginning to turn golden. Let them cool completely before freezing. When needed, defrost and place under a hot grill for 2-4 minutes on each side to warm through and make them crisp again.
Source: hsa*ba: Burmese Cookbook


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Intro: The literal translation for avocado in Burmese is butter fruit. Avocados always remind me of a treat we used to eat in Burma and one that I particularly enjoy, an avocado shake. It was simply made with a ripe avocado, milk, a little condensed milk and sugar, resulting in a rich frothy drink. I have adapted this recipe into an ice cream which can be served as a dessert or a treat any time of day.

Ingredients: 1 large avocado, very ripe 25g caster sugar 1 tablespoon milk 120ml double cream

Method:Scoop the flesh of the avocado into a liquidiser, add the milk and sugar then blend until smooth. Stir the cream into the mixture then pour into an ice cream maker, churn and freeze. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, pour the cream into a mixing bowl and whip until it forms soft peaks. Fold the avocado mixture into the cream and pour into a shallow plastic container. Freeze for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.

Notes/ Tips: serves: 2, generously cooking time: 5 mins

Source:hsa*ba: Burmese Cookbook


Crab Curry Chicken Curry Fermented Bean paste with Pork Pork with Spring Onion
Tomato Salad Peanut Ba La Chaung Toasted Sesame Seeds Soft Tofu

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Interesting things for your visit ............ Food in Myanmar
Myanmar traditional_foods
CURRY      
Beaten Chicken Read Mya Zin
Easy Chicken & Bamboo Stew Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Chicken Curry Read Sanjiv Singh
Chicken with potatoes Read Moulmeinkitchen.blogspot.com Moulmein Thu
Tomato Fish Curry Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Slow-cooked Duck Potato Curry Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Banana Blossom & Prawn Curry Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Fried Prawn and Bean Sprouts Salad Read wesheme.blogspot.com
ditto Read (English Translation of above)  
Pork with Spring Onion Watch YouTube Moulmein Thu
Fermented Bamboo shoots with Pork
Wet Thar Hmyint Chin
Read Moulmein Thu
Fermented bean paste with pork Watch YouTube  
Tamarind Pork Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
A Special Thingyan Meal Read Kyi Kyi Hla
JAM & JELLY      
Coconut Agar Jelly Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Crispy Fritter Batter Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
NOODLES
Chicken-Coconut Soup Read Seriouseats.com  
Burmese noodles Read lovely recipes.com
PUDDING      
Golden Semolina Pudding Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
RICE DISHES      

Butter & Lentil Rice

Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
SALAD      
A Crunchy Cucumber Salad Read Hla Myo New
Chickpeas salad with potatoes. Read Moulmeinkitchen.blogspot.com Moulmein Thu
SOUP
Soup - Myanmar Style Read Kyi Kyi Hla
Pork Salad Read Mya Zin
String beans Salad Read Win Pe
Laphet (Pickled Tea Leaves Salad) Read En.wikipedia.org
How to marinate fermented tea leaves Read  
How to marinate fermented tea leaves Watch YouTube Moulmein Thu
Roasted Eggplant Salad Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Folded Pancake with Red Beans & Coconut Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Hand-mixed Noodle Salad Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Tofu & Eggplant Salad Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Lychee & Ginger Sorbet Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
SAUCE/ DIP/ JELLY
Guava Jelly Read Mya Zin
SNACKS      
New Year Rice Dumplings Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Sago Pearls in Coconut Milk Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Avocado Ice Cream Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Yellow Split Pea Fritters Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
Burmese Paratha Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw
SOUP      
Traditional Fish Noodle Soup Read hsa*ba: burmese cookbook Tin Cho Chaw

RECIPES in Burmese Text

Pork Curry Vegetarian Fried Kart Lan SeaFood with Coconut Beef Ball in Potatoes Hot & Sour Chicken Salad
Carp Stew Sour Prawn Ball Fried Spicy Eel Moh-hin-gha

RECIPES in English Text

Mont lin ma yar Fried Prawn and Bean Sprouts Salad Liver Pate Chicken Kaukswe Pennywort Salad (Min Kwa Yuet)
Burmese Chicken Curry Moh Let Saung Stir-Fried Chicken with Chili Stir Fried Potatoes with Pork
Burmese Dining in London Khowswey Burmese Dish Recipes

Cookery Websites with Myanmar Recipes

Asia recipe .com Aunty Sweet baps usa .org Cook Eat Share Cooked-Rice Pot
Delicious Globe .com hsa*ba, Please Eat Khowswey Burmese Dish Lulu Cooking i food .tv
Mya Ywet Wai Myanmar dotcom MRTV3 Main Dishes MRTV3 Snacks Recipes.wikia .com
Su buue ain World Recipe book .com Recipes 4u s .co.uk Shwe darling .com WeSheMe.blogspot.com

Other Asian Foods

Japanese Japanese Ramen Yakibuta Ramen ODEN Ramen Jiro & Garlic
Korean Making Kimchi Bibimap Korean Kimchi Soup

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