Influenced by its neighbours and the countries closest to it, Burmese food draws techniques and ingredients from Thailand, India and China but uses flavours of its own to make something subtle, delicious and unique.
The food of Burma is little known, but MiMi seeks to change that within these pages, revealing its secrets and providing context to each recipe with stories from her time in Burma and her family’s heritage.
Beginning with a look at the ingredients that makes Burmese food unique – as well as suitable alternatives – MiMi goes on to discuss the special techniques and equipment needed before delving into chapters such as fritters, rice and noodles, salads, meat and fish and sweet snacks. Within these pages you’ll find 100 incredible recipes, enabling you to create a taste of Burma in your own kitchen.
MiMi Aye is a Burmese food writer better known as meemalee, the founder of supper club and online community Burmese Food and Beyond, and the author of MANDALAY: Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen (Bloomsbury Absolute) and NOODLE! (Absolute Press).
Although born at the English seaside, MiMi has spent her whole life soaking up Burmese food, language and culture through countless trips to see family and friends in Burma.
Having read Law at Cambridge, MiMi qualified as a solicitor before going into legal and tax publishing. MiMi has appeared on Woman’s Hour and the Food Programme (both BBC R4) and her recipes have appeared in numerous publications including The Daily Telegraph, the Evening Standard, Woman & Home and Red magazines. She lives in Kent with her husband and two children.