Chicken Salad

Burmese salads are perfect for the free spirit because they allow you to pick what goes in your salad to the very detail. The sky is your limit and your tongue is the best judge. Even something as simple as chicken salad gives you the freedom to make choices from wonderful array of components. Start... Continue Reading →

Red Lentil Soup

I have had the longest summer in my life this year from March till now, 3 months back in Yangon and 5 months here in Houston. So, a big temperature drop last night got me pulling out comfy sweaters and homey soup recipes to finally savor the cool, crisp atmosphere of fall outside. I did... 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 →

Bachelor’s Chicken Curry

The origin of “Bachelor's Chicken Curry” Every time my grandma made this dish, I would nag her to repeatedly tell me the story behind it. I believe the same story is told in all households in Burma. This chicken curry is known to be originated from the recipes created by group of bachelors residing in... 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 →

Burmese Potato Chips

Looking for something to satisfy your salty cravings? And potato chips seem to be the best option? You have to try these homemade Burmese Potato Chips. This simple family recipe is a real crowd-pleaser and very easy to follow, requiring only five ingredients (Well… six, if you count the oil to fry). An aromatic and... Continue Reading →

Freshwater Shrimp Fritters

Today I am recreating a famous Burmese street food called Pazun Gwet Kyaw, which is a fritter made of succulent freshwater shrimps, onions and beansprouts. It is the best of both worlds when the shrimp fritters are golden and crisp on the outside and soft and sweet in the middle. Leaving the shrimps shell on,... Continue Reading →

Pickled Bean Sprout Salad

Beautifully and intricately constructed salads are a hallmark of Burmese cuisine. Burmese people’s love for their salads is evident in their everyday lives and every corner of the street. Burmese salads usually require an extensive list of ingredients, a bit of preparation and great patience. Making Burmese salads is a form of art where diverse... Continue Reading →

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