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Asian Food Primer: Myanmar Food

by David Johnson

Asian Foods Guide

Common ingredients and popular dishes of various cultures.

East Asia

Pacific Region

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar's cooking includes Indian curries and Chinese stir-fry. In this overwhelmingly Buddhist country, vegetarian cooking is widespread, although many people do eat fish. Ghee, clarified butter from India, is frequently used.

Common ingredients:


seafood, vegetables, coconuts, bananas, oranges, rice, spices

Popular dishes:

stir-fried green beans; buttered fruit rice

More Information:

Map of Burma, also known as Myanmar

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