At the forefront of Burmese cuisine is the famous dish of mohinga, a bowl of rice noodles covered in a fish based soup and sprinkled with deep fried fritters. Mohinga is a breakfast of champions!
2. Burmese Biryani
When I caught a glimpse of a restaurant called ‚Ambrosia Biryani,‚ there was absolutely no way I was going to get myself to walk past without sampling. Unfortunately the the biryani was a bit cold, having the appearance of yesterday‚s ambrosia, but it was still tasty!
3.‚ Rice and Burmese Curry
Rice and a few accompanying curries and vegetables is a common meal of Burmese cuisine. The curries are mildly flavored, but they are pleasing and go extremely well with a plate (or 5) of rice.
4. Beans, Onions, Pumpkin
Beans, onions, and tomatoes dressed in oil and salt (left), mild pumpkin curry (right)
5. Burmese Fish Curry
A greasy, but unbelievable curry medley of fish.
6. Garnish Salads
Vegetables with a fermented fish sauce (left) and chili flake sauce (right).
7. Form of Khaosay Thote
A form of noodles hand mixed with a flavorful chili sauce and eaten with cloves of garlic and chilies (left), Fresh Burmese spring rolls (right).
8. Deep Fried Stuffed Tofu
Deep fried and stuffed with some cabbage, chilies and a special sauce made this tofu roll a single bite wonder!
9.‚ Laphet Thohk ‚ Green Tea Salad
It‚s a famed dish, a salad made from pickled tea leaves. Apparently Burma‚ is one of only a few countries in the world that drinks and eats tea leaves. The texture of the salad was unique, a adoring combination of soft, crunchy, crispy, and saucy. I could eat this salad constantly for days.
10. Goat Testicles
Along with a Thali, there‚s an opportunity to order a number of accompanying curries and sides. We got a duo-pari of goat testicles, and though the flavor was quite appetizing, their mushiness was reminiscent of chunks of pure lard.