Burmese chicken gourd curry (459 calories per serve)


Surprise! We’ve moved to Perth (from Melbourne). The weather here is fantastic and we are surrounded by my husband’s family. We went to visit his grandmother, who has a giant backyard full of vegetables and fruits. She often grows Asian vegetables that are hard to find in the supermarkets including gourds such as bottle gourds….

Burmese Thick Noodle Chicken Salad (Nan Gyi Thoke)


This is one of my favourite Burmese 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. So the…

Basic Burmese kyay oh (475 calories per serve)


‘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…

Burmese fish curry (225 calories per serve)


I’ve been craving rice lately so I decided to cook a dish that went really well with rice. In Burmese, they call this “htamin main” which means something so good that it makes you eat more rice (htamin). And this was it … a fish curry. My husband doesn’t like fish curry so I made…

Burmese Chicken Biryani (549 calories per serve)


One of my favourite dishes when I go and visit Burma is Burmese chicken biryani or “danbauk”. 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 it…