Pickled Tea Leaves
Food and Life in Myanmar


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Why Pickled Tea Leaves?

I first visited Myanmar in 2013, and one of the first dishes I tried was called lahpet tho (click for image) or what speakers of English would call pickled tea leaf salad. I loved it, and ate plenty of it. There are a variety of ways in which lahpet tho is served, but it is almost always brought to the table at the end of a meal. It will come on a...

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Byau Pu Tho (Corn Salad)

This salad was my first invention upon settling into our new home in Yangon. It also symbolizes my initiation into shopping Myanmar style (that is to say, open air market). Before going out to shop, I sat down with my vegetable picture chart and my fluent husband and made a list of the things I’d need, sounding out the name of each ingredient, writing it down, and practicing it a...

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