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. Being a little different in culinary culture and style, the food is always shared with family and friends and tends to begin with rice followed by various curry dishes. Let’s relish the taste of Burmese foods.
Burma is one of those Asian countries, roughly the size of Texas, that is 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 regards to its national title but a struggle to define itself. Generations of British colonialism faded into brutal military rule and several uprisings.
This is the land of large pythons and precious stones. Some ninety percent 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 dishes 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, some recipes can be done without fish and seafood as well to suit the palates of foodies and connoisseurs from around the globe!
Simplicity and no-fuss cooking methods, relatively good to go with concepts, and the adaptable nature of the food here makes it a foodie’s perfect choice!
Here are a few easy to make Burmese Recipes without the use of seafood to start within your kitchen & Relish The Taste of Burma!
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.