April 18th, 2012 | Herbs and Spices, Our Food, anti-inflammatory, blood, blood purifier, Burmese, childbirth, D.I.Y., detox, honey, medicine, Myanmar, pepper, pills, probiotic, supplement, traditional, Turmeric
One of these days I have to write up a post about how amazing and nutritious traditional Burmese food is — until I have enough time to do so, I will satisfy myself with raving about some traditional Burmese medicine. In Myanmar they have several grades of turmeric, some are especially medicinal and used for various specific purposes. One of the things the Burmese use turmeric for is for purifying the blood especially after childbirth. Turmeric is often mixed with water into a paste and painted onto the face and body for about ten days after giving birth. It is also mixed with wild forest honey and made into capsules which are taken by the woman for at least two weeks after giving birth.
October 6th, 2011
I have been meaning to post this recipe for years now I feel terrible for not having posted it before--it is such a simple dish. Shan State in Myanmar (Burma) has a very unique tofu recipe which is made from channa dhal not soybeans. Channa dhal is a bean that is similar to chickpeas but smaller, mo ...
June 17th, 2011
I've finally put some time into sorting out most of my recipes on flickr, for any of you who haven't been to my flickr page please check it out. It is quite a project, but will help me get organized for the recipe book. As a result, I just realized I haven't posted this favorite, incredibly delic ...
March 31st, 2011
Now this is an incredibly delicious and surprising way to cook an egg. Great for vegetarians as well as people who just love food. serves 4 10 eggs
4 T or so of coconut oil or olive oil
1/2 t turmeric
dash of chili powder (more if you like it spicy)
2 medium onions
2 inches ginger
10 t ...
March 18th, 2010
You can get this salad at Bo Kyoke Market in Yangon, Myanmar. Crispy and delicious! Naomi Aung gives us the details and a translation of the recipe from this website. Pazon Khwat Gyaw Thoke is a crispy nest of bean sprouts with shrimps on top. Make the salad with noodles and a sweet & sour & ...
December 16th, 2009
I recently had a wonderful interaction with a Burmese food lover over a photo I had posted on facebook of the famous Burmese Mont Lin Ma Yar. These delicious street corner snacks are a real treat, I wish I could get them on the corner downtown Vancouver, BC! She kindly translated the recipe for me f ...
November 13th, 2009
I was very excited to get a message from a friend in London who was taking her man out for his birthday dinner to Mandalay, which is a very good Burmese restaurant in London, one of the few Burmese restaurants outside of Myanmar in the world. There is also a very good one in San Francisco and a coup ...
November 13th, 2009
One of my favorite places to get this cake in Yangon is at at little hole-in-the-wall fresh coffee shop on Sule Pagoda Road. In Burmese this cake is called San Win Ma Kin. 1/2 c semolina (substitute cream of wheat)
1/2 c sugar
1 c coconut cream
1 c warm water
3 eggs (beaten)
1/4 t salt
July 28th, 2009
These nutrient packed powerhouses are made even more exciting by the bright pink color the beets create. I used to make these all the time for my x-husband, who was Burmese and didn't feel like he had a proper meal if he didn't have some kind of fermented food added. Pickled bean sprouts were one of ...
June 18th, 2007
I was taught this recipe by Bo Htein, who was taught how to cook by his paralyzed mother when he was a kid growing up in Myanmar. serves 4 1/2 c yogurt
1/4 c honey
1 clove garlic, minced
4 chicken legs
salt and pepper Method:
Mix together the yogurt, honey, garlic and chicken. All ...