Htamin jin

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Htamin jin
Inle dish.jpg
Htamin jin from an Inle Restaurant
Alternative names ထမင်းချဉ်‌
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Place of origin Myanmar
Region or state Inle Lake, Shan State
Main ingredients Fermented Rice, fish, tomato, potato, Garlic Chives, garlic oil, crispy garlic garnish
Cookbook: Htamin jin  Media: Htamin jin

Htamin Jin (Burmese: ထမင်းချဉ်‌, pronounced: [tʰəmɪ́ɴ dʑɪ̀ɴ]; also spelt Htamin Gyin) is a Burmese dish of fermented rice. It is the regional specialty and signature dish of the Intha people of Inle Lake in Shan State, Myanmar.

The dish consists of either fresh or fermented rice, kneaded with boiled fish (usually caught from the Inle Lake, such as nga gyin), fresh tomato paste, mashed boiled potatoes and garlic garnish. Highland Shan rice, similar to Japanese rice, is used alongside the creamier Shan potatoes, giving the dish a very rich texture.

Garlic chives roots, garlic oil and crispy garlic garnish are added as a final touch. Htamin Jin is usually served with roasted chili flakes in oil.

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