Burmese chicken gourd curry

Burmese chicken gourd curry by Yummy Calories

This Burmese chicken gourd curry is my favourite way to get buthee (bottle gourd / calabash). It's fairly rare to find it in Melbourne so how did we get our hands on this vegetable? Surprise! We've moved to Perth (from Melbourne). The weather here is fantastic and we are surrounded by my husband's family. We … Continue reading Burmese chicken gourd curry

Cheat’s Mohinga (Burmese Fish Noodle Soup)

Cheat's Mohinga Recipe by Yummy Calories

This Mohinga recipe is a cheat's version that uses canned fish to get the same outcome as the traditional way of cooking, deboning and flaking the fish manually. For those that don't know, mohinga is a Burmese fish noodle soup that is often eaten for breakfast - or anytime really. It's one of my favourite … Continue reading Cheat’s Mohinga (Burmese Fish Noodle Soup)

Burmese Thick Noodle Chicken Salad (Nan Gyi Thoke)

Burmese Noodle Salad by Yummy Calories. Thick Chicken Noodle Salad. Nan Gyi Thoke.

This is one of my favourite Burmese noodle salad dishes. It's supposed to be made with thick rice noodles but it's in intermittent supply at my local Asian grocery store so what is pictured is a medium sized noodle. The thick noodles are usually packaged fresh as opposed to dry and often have Vietnamese names. … Continue reading Burmese Thick Noodle Chicken Salad (Nan Gyi Thoke)

Basic Burmese kyay oh

Basic Burmese Kyay Oh by Yummy Calories

'Kyay oh' is one of my favourite comfort foods. I described it to my husband as the Burmese equivalent of the Vietnamese noodle soup, 'pho'. Whereas 'pho' is commonly made with beef, 'kyay oh' is made with pork and served with a variety of toppings such as pork liver, pork intestine and quail eggs. I … Continue reading Basic Burmese kyay oh

Burmese fish curry

Burmese fish curry recipe by Yummy Calories

Burmese fish curry goes very, very well with rice so it's difficult to eat when you're on a low-carb diet. Actually, most Burmese foods are made to be eaten with a lot of rice and there's even a word for it. In Burmese, they call this "htamin main" which means somethign so good that it … Continue reading Burmese fish curry

Burmese Biryani (Danbauk) with Chicken

Burmese biryani (danbauk) with chicken recipe by Yummy Calories

The Burmese biryani, known as "danbauk", is one of my favourite dishes when I go and visit Myanmar. It is different from other biryanis mainly because the chicken is cooked with the rice and it also features cashew nuts, raisins, and peas. It is a very fragrant dish and you can smell it long before … Continue reading Burmese Biryani (Danbauk) with Chicken