Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mohinga Myanmar (Burmese) Fish Soup




I was in Greensboro a couple of weeks ago and spotted a store -Myanmar grocery store (next to super G the Asian store), one of my sister in laws, the lovely Yu Yu is from Mynamar (Burma) so I had to go inside. After chatting with the owner and getting recipe tips and showing pictures of my dear sister in law. I came away with a packet of fish soup mix to make Mohinga a popular dish there, mostly eaten for breakfast. She even had the little fried bean fritters for sale frozen, (seen on left) just needed to be warmed up.

 I love learning about others cultures and cuisines and often the very act of making the effort to cook a dish from another persons country shows you love them so this post is for you Yu Yu. 


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 a packet of soup stock - its made from 
     fish sauce, fish paste, ginger, banana stem, lemongrass, onions, garlic, chickpea flour
  • 1/2 a packet of the rice flour
  • a little roasted garlic
  • one small packet of vermicilli noodles 
  • 1/2 an onion chopped
  • one boiled egg
  • 4 cups of water 
  • chili powder to taste
Method:

  1. add about 1/2 the packet of the stock to a pan with 4 cups of water with the onion 
  2. simmer for 15 minutes, then mix in the rice powder to thicken. This is first mixed with water to form a paste. 
  3. meanwhile boil the noodles for 5 minutes 
  4. serve the soup with the noodles, fritters and egg.
  5. garnish with roasted garlic and chili powder




 I got married first in Scotland where my parents live, then in India (the pictures were taken from my phone from pictures on my wall, sorry not the best quality).

So if you have a family member, friend or neighbor take a moment and cook a dish from their country with them, sit a while, enquire about their homeland, traditions, religion the learning will enrich you too. So Yu Yu until we meet in person, here's a virtual meal for you. It was tasty soup, I am sure fresh is much better but this is a good option for folks living overseas according to this nice write up.



61 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your photos as well as the soup recipe. I'm afraid I don't have the proper ingredients for it, but I will keep my eyes open when i visit my Asian market.

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    1. Stephen thanks for stopping by hope you find some

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  2. Rebecca, what a wonderful idea. Lovely pictures you have there.

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  3. You are so right- cooking a dish from another country can be a terrific learning adventure, love this fish soup Rebecca. Lovely photos too :)

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  4. Rebecca, agreed (but never thought of it before) cooking a dish from someone's culture shows love. I guess I worry I will not do it in an authentic manner.

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    1. that won't matter they will be touched you tried :-)

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  5. A wonderful post, Rebecca. It is wonderful to try recipes from other cultures, especially when you have a family member or friend from that place. Love the photos ;)

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  6. LOVE this Rebecca. Like you, I love learning about different foods from different parts of the world! And wow...what lovely photos. Hope you are having a good week.

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  7. Thanks for sharing and I love learning about different cuisines from other cultures. I find it fascinating to search soup with a hard boiled egg - but it sounds wonderful and I'm not sure why more people don't do this!

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  8. How FASCINATING!! There's a Burmese restaurant I've been meaning to visit for quite some time now. I would love to try this dish!

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  9. must be fun to have such a multicultural family, especially when you are foodie :).

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  10. Thanks for sharing this exotic recipe !
    BTW the link to your blog from your page isn't working. you may want to fix that. Good luck with the shorty award :-)

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  11. I never knew you have Indian in laws -- that is so cool :) I am so proud!!

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  12. I had this at a dish at a Burmese restaurant a while back. It is such a great dish and a great post :) Hope you are well Rebecca :)

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    1. thanks Suresh I am well super busy with two little ones :-)

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  13. Love the family photos, Rebecca. Was fun to read you had two weddings!

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    1. thanks I know was a neat experience crazy though all in the space of a week!

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  14. So sweet, love the pics..two wedding how cool!

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  15. it's my first time to see a recipe as such. thank you for sharing the wedding pics too. Im always amaze with how other cultures do their traditional weddings.
    enjoy motherhood reb,
    malou

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  16. you look like a doll in your wedding dress. You are so pretty Rebecca. Love photo of you sis in law's too :)
    I never heard of this soup before but that's what i love about blog hopping :)

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  17. Wow Rebecca love this soup look delicious!!!

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  18. Love this Rebecca-so fun to learn about foods from other cultures. You and your sister-in-law both look so beautiful in your wedding pictures (and the boys don't look too bad either :-)

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  19. This is a completely new dish to me. Would love to try it!
    Thank you for sharing those photos...you look gorgeous ;-)

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  20. Delicious recipe and thank you for sharing your wedding photos! You look beautiful!

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  21. Awesome.. and the wedding pics are superb..:)
    Reva

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  22. Love to come here to learn something new.What a great photo of your sister in law.
    Rita

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  23. how cool! love the recipe and the pics!

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  24. That is one version of love - you are so right! It shows a willingness to open yourself up, to learn from another and experience the flavours and textures that other people have grown up with! Nice photos!

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  25. What a delicious and simple recipe. Thanks for sharing, Rebecca. You have a great blog and I'm glad to have found it!

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    1. thanks for stopping by on my way over to yours :-_)

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  26. I love the presentation of this soup with all the little extras on the side. That's a great dish - simple, fresh, inexpensive and good for you - ticks all the boxes for me!

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  27. What an interesting breakfast dish. Your presentation is beautiful Rebecca.

    Thanks for sharing the wedding photos with us. So pretty.
    Sam

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  28. Rebecca you sound so much like me. I too love learning of different cultures and love making dishes from different ethnic cuisines. I always like to pick up ingredients that are different or new to me and discover how to use it. This soup sounds right up my ally. Just the other day I was in a restaurant with my sister and niece(when they were down visiting) this resaurant had Italian, American and Venezuelan cuisine and when he asked what we wanted I said Venezuelan and you should of seen his face light up when he was explaining all the Venezuelan dishes to us. We had such fun!! His mom even made a few things for us to try. Good food!

    Now I have to learn some Dutch recipes where my family is from. I love seeing your beautiful photos, what a lovely family! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Burma is one of those 'mysterious' places. I can imagine the cuisine must take influences from Indochina and South Asia and combine them in interesting ways. There's Burmese restaurant close to our home—now you've inspired me to try it!

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  30. Lyndsey i always adore that about you and love your fun with cultures on your blog
    Frank oh thats neat have fun eating there, and thanks for stopping by it means a lot to me

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