Food in Myanmar

Pennywort Salad

In Myanmar word “Ah Thote” means similar to salad in English but not exactly the same. There are very various kinds of “Ah Thote” in Myanmar which are prepare from vegetable leave, fruits, meats, fish etc., Pennywort Salad is make from medicinal plant call Pennywort. This salad can served as appetizer or even as snack.


Pennywort - 80 g
Onion - 3 (large size)
Green chilli - a few
Fish sauce - 3 teaspoon
Lime - 1 fruit
Oil - 3 tablespoon
Sun dry shrimp powder - 3 tablespoon
Peanut powder - 2 tablespoon
Garlic fried - a few
The following is the instruction of how to cook step by step in English
  1. Rinse pennywort, onions and green chillies. Cut them into small pieces as shown in the picture above.
  2. Panfry onions using only small amount. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil and when it becomes hot, panfry onions until they turn brown colour and gives sort of aroma. Put them into a plate and let them cool down.
  3. After that, preparation for ingredients is done and they are ready for mixing. Put pennywort, peanut powder, sun dried shrimp powder, fish sauce, onions and green chillies into salad bowl.
  4. Add cooked oily onions and squeeze lemon juice into salad. Lastly, mix everything thoroughly.
  5. This salad is not only delicious but also noted as healthy food.
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Posted Date : 01-May-2014