If you've never had Burmese food before, it's a wonderful cuisine with flavors from Southeast Asia, China, India and even Africa. Perhaps the most well-known Burmese dish is the Lahpet--or Tea Leaf Salad. This dish is widely regarded as the country's national dish, and has great cultural significance. It is traditionally made with fermented tea leaves, which serves as both the flavor and texture base for the rest of the salad's ingredients (usually other vegetables, fried garlic chips, nuts, seeds and sesame). The ingredients are presented separately, then mixed together for the table.
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