Sides & Salads & Snacks (Typical Myanmar Foods)
Everyone like to snack. These are a selection of Burmese Cuisine to keep you topped up between meals.
Pualong snack: Dried fish with nuts and chili.
When drinking rice wine (think violent rice vodka really) this is a popular little snack to chew on the side – complete with mini fish heads and actually quite spicy!
A popular tasty dish that we discovered is available at most restaurants…..even if it’s not on the menu, just ask they will usually whip it up for you!
Mixed Nut and Tea Leaf
This snack is designed to be mixed all together in a separate bowl and then eaten, tasty but the tea leafs make it quite bitter.
Ame Chin – Pickled Beef and Rice
Raw beef and rice are mixed together and left to ferment. Eaten with bites of garlic and drank with strong rice wine to kill any nasties that could possibly upset your stomach. A Shan Dish
Tea Leaf Salad
Quite similar ingredients to all the other salads in Myanmar (so, oodles of oil and mixed with nuts) but featuring tea leaf. The closer to the tea plantations you get the better the tea tastes and loses the bitterness making this a tasty snack often eaten with garlic on the side.
Same as with the ginger salad, if you ask for this dish they will usually make it even if its not on the menu.
“Fish – Rice – Slop” – This is how the lady at Inle lake described it to us! (it doesn’t actually taste like fish at all)
Also called “Shan Traditional Snack”
We liked Myanmar so much we even wrote a book about it!!!
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