In Burma, we are accustomed to waking up to the aroma of Moo Hin Nga, a fish noodle soup made of fish, ground chickpeas and onions. Another popular morning food is Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup made of boneless chicken, coconut milk and chickpea powder. It is a great way to start the morning, waking up to a bowl of warm and tasty noodle soup. It is very filling and really gets us started for the rest of the morning.
Around noon if we don't want to eat noodle soup again, we eat Nan Pya Dok, a mild curry coconut chicken over flat wheat noodles. For a lighter meal to keep us from wanting to nap in the afternoon, we eat a salad such as Rainbow Salad, a very colorful vegetable salad with a small amount of noodles. Instead of coffee, we enjoy a serving of Tea Leaf Salad made of fermented tea leaves, nuts, seeds, tomatoes and lettuce.
A good midday meal we have before dinner is Samusa Soup which is made of samusa, Burmese split pea falafel and potatoes in a spicy chickpea soup. It is a good precursor to a dinner of curry with coconut rice or Biriyani, a chicken casserole with Basmati rice which has cinnamon, cardamom, raisins and nuts.
Burmese people can now relieve their joy for street foods here in Burma Café!