Burmese Lentil Soup

This week could be the final freezing cold front before the spring swings in. So, I am doing some major slurping on a good old-fashioned Burmese lentil soup, a chunky protein-packed soup with a pleasant chew from the bean threads. This particular soup is always served on the side and rarely gets the limelight that... Continue Reading →

Burmese Thick Rice Noodle Salad

I am going to take you to the central dry region of Burma, which is the home to premium quality nuts, peas and beans, with this thick rice noodle salad called Nan Gyi Thoke. It features some top-notch produces like toasted chickpea powder and peanut oil, drawing the best flavors out of each other as... Continue Reading →

Burmese Shrimp and Avocado Salad

On the side of the world I grew up in, avocado is a fruit strictly for smoothies and ice cream, smothered in evaporated milk or condensed milk. Then a guacamole came into my life, enlightening me that avocados can be much more than a sweet-creamy fare. While I still love them in my desserts, I... Continue Reading →

Shrimp and Coconut Curry Pasta

If you are open enough to accept that pasta can still be delicious without EVOO, butter, cheese or tomatoes, you will love this recipe. East meets West in a silky, smooth way through this shrimp and coconut curry pasta which is made keeping in mind all those delightful flavors of Burmese coconut noodle soup, ohn-no-kao-swe.... Continue Reading →

Garlic Oil Noodles

  The name says it all that there is only two main components to this recipe, garlic oil and noodles.  However, there is this particular depth of flavor screaming it is not that simple! The secret lies in making garlic oil as the charm of the recipe comes from this assertive flavors of aromatic oil... Continue Reading →

Kneaded Fish Rice

Originated from the Inle Lake, which sits on the plateau amidst the Shan Hills in the Eastern part of the Country, this one-dish recipe is not to be missed when you are visiting Burma. This second largest lake in Burma lies nearly 3,000 feet above the sea level and it is home to world famous... Continue Reading →

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