Burmese Tomato Salad

It’s about high time that I write another post about food, considering it’s so much a part of my travel experience. So, I’m picking up where I left off, but this time it’s not a noodle soup… It’s Burmese Tomato Salad! Not convinced?  Although tomato salad sounds like a drag, it ended up being one of my top go-to dishes while in Myanmar. It’s fresh and light and most importantly, it’s not rice or noodles. The flavors that dominate this dish are of course the tomatoes which can be red or green, peanuts, lime and fish sauce. This dish can easily be turned into a vegan recipe by simply using vegan fish sauce.

IMG_5121The tomato salad was my favorite, but Myanmar menus are full of other types of salads like the popular tea leaf salad, often served as a part of a snack ensemble along with dried fruits and nuts in a fancy lacquer trey, and a zesty lemon salad.

While looking online, I realized there are many variations on how to make Burmese Tomato Salad, but I think the simple one found at http://www.helladelicious.com/recipes/2007/05/myanmar-tomato-salad/
came closest to the flavors I most lovingly recall. Bon appetit!