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Burmese food is heavily influenced by the neighbouring cultures of India, China, and Thailand they use common spices and ingredients yet the way those spices and ingredients are mixed makes it unique. It is a little different in culinary culture and style and that is why the food is always shared with family, and friends and tends to begin with rice followed by various curry dishes.
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Burma is one of those Asian countries, roughly the size of Texas and wedged between Bangladesh to the west and Thailand and Laos to the east. It’s important to note that the nation also goes by the Myanmar name, depending on who you ask. Political turmoil over the last several decades has seen not only a tug-of-war with regard to its national title but a struggle to define itself. Generations of British colonialism faded into brutal military rule and several uprisings.
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This is the land of large pythons and precious stones. Some ninety per cent of the globe’s rubies come from Burma. Rice is Burma’s biggest export and the landscape is dramatic, with towering mountain ranges, verdant jungles, and incredible old towers from bygone civilizations. With tons of coastline thanks to the adjacent Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, Burma’s cuisine is, unsurprisingly, seafood-driven. This is the land of fish sauce and dried prawns. One of The national favorite dish is Mohinga, a popular breakfast dish made with rice noodles and fish soup. Inland, there’s more in the way of pork and beef and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. However, there are also recipes that can be done without fish and seafood to suit the palates of foodies and connoisseurs from around the globe!
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Simplicity and no-fuss cooking methods, relatively good to go with concepts and the adaptable nature of the food here make it a foodie’s perfect choice!
Here are a few easy-to-make Burmese Recipes without the use of seafood to start with in your kitchen and relish The Taste of Burma!
“THE COOKING OF BURMA IS NOT ONLY INTERESTING, COLORFUL & NUTRITIONALLY ENRICHED BUT ALSO HAS A LOT OF VARIETY AND FLAVOURS TO OFFER A FOOD CONNOISSEUR ON THE WHOLE FOR A GREAT CULINARY OFFERING”– DR. KAVIRAJ KHIALANI- CELEBRITY MASTER CHEF.
Here are a few recipes from Burmese Cuisine to try out and relish.
Recipe-1] BURMESE SAMOSAS
Recipe-2] BURMESE CHICKEN CURRY
Recipe-3] BURMESE KHAO-SUEY
Recipe-4] BURMESE COCONUT RICE WITH CREAMY TOFU
Recipe- 5] BURMA TOMATO TOSSED SALAD
Recipe-6] SWEET RICE CAKE SQUARES
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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.