Traditional Burmese “Nangyi Thoke” Recipe

Burmese cuisine is known for being widely diverse due to influences from its neighboring regions, which help create fusion dishes all over the country. Nangyi Thoke serves as a popular breakfast staple among its people. A salad dish made with thick rice noodles mixed with specially prepared chicken curry, this specialty is also found in almost every restaurant in Myanmar. Here is how to prepare this delicacy at home (for 2 people).


For the salad:

Round rice noodle or Udon noodle (half a pack)

Boiled egg (1 large egg)

2 teaspoons of fish sauce

1 stalk of coriander

1/3 of a lime or lemon

2 teaspoons of roasted peanut powder

Half of a sliced onion (for garnishing) *optional


For the chicken curry sauce:

One chicken breast (around 120 grams)

3 tablespoons of oil

1 teaspoon of fish sauce

½ teaspoon of turmeric powder

1 teaspoon of salt

1-2 teaspoons of red chili powder (for color)

2 pieces of shallots

5-6 gloves of garlic

2 pieces of Tomatoes



Cooking the noodles

1. Boil the noodles and add a little salt.

2. Drain the noodles and put them under cold water. Then, sprinkle them with a little oil to prevent them from sticking.

Cooking the chicken

1. Dice the chicken breasts into small cubes.

2. Add cooking oil into a heated pan and put in the chopped shallots and garlic.

3. When there is a nice aroma, put the diced chicken seasoned with salt and fish sauce.

4. Add turmeric and red chili powder. Then, toss for a few times.

5. Add the chopped tomatoes (without seeds) to the pan, add a little bit of chicken stock, and cook it for 3 to 4 minutes.

Serving Instructions

1. Pour the chicken curry sauce over the noodles.

2. Then, add slices of hard-boiled eggs, roasted peanut powder, and some coriander leaves.

3. Finally, sprinkle lime and fish sauce on top.




Enjoy your meal!