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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fermented tea leaves salad mixed with rice (lephet htamin)

Making of the fermented tea leaves (lephet)
First, the steamed leaves are heaped together in a pulp mass and put into baskets and left overnight. Then, these baskets are placed inside the pits in the ground. Use heavy weights to cover the top. Occassional inspection is carried out to see the process of fermentation as sometimes re-steaming is required.
There are two types of fermented tea leaves that can be purchased from Myanmar shops. One is ready-made packet which is already seasoned and ready to consume. For the other type, you can season it on your own according to your spice and sour levels.
Seasoning of the lephet, i will post it in my blog soon. For the time being, enjoy my lephet htamin :)
Ingredients
dried shrimps
tea leaf or lephet (ready-made packet from Myanmar shop)
mixed crispy fried garlic, crispy fried yellow beans, roasted peanuts and sesame seeds
(ready-made packet from Myanmar shop)
two plates of rice

Method
Add everything inside a big bowl and mixed well.
You can eat this with garlic, green chilli and cabbage.
For a drink, a cup of hot burmese tea goes well with this.

Serves : 2

2 comments:

ေမဇင္ August 28, 2009 at 12:50 PM  

ဟား....လဖက္ထမင္းပဲ....ၾကိဳက္တယ္.... အိမ္မွာတုန္းက ေနာင့္ ရဲ႕ အစ္မ အျမဲ လုပ္ေကြ်းေနၾကေလ..။ း)

Moulmein Thu September 14, 2009 at 7:13 AM  

စားေနာ္ ညီမ..။ အားမနာနဲ႔ :)

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