Asian Food Primer: Myanmar Food

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
by David Johnson

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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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