Burmese cuisine is lesser known as compared to Indian, Thai and Chinese food despite being bordered by these countries. Many Burmese dishes carry familiar hints of Thai or Indian flavors that could be easily discerned through its strong tastes and flavors.
Most ingredients used in Burmese dishes are fresh and organic. People find the most straightforward way to make food tasty, yet true to the original taste of the ingredients. Whether they consist of meat or vegetables, ingredients can be roasted, stewed, boiled, steamed and fried, or some combination of these, following no specific recipes. Some dishes are even served raw, such as tea leaf salad.