Htamin jin (Burmese: ထမင်းချဉ်‌, pronounced [tʰəmɪ́ɰ̃ dʑɪ̀ɰ̃]; also spelt htamin gyin; lit.'sour rice') is a Burmese dish of fermented rice.[1] It is the regional specialty and signature dish of the Intha people of Inle Lake in Shan State, Myanmar.

Htamin jin
Htamin jin from an Inle Restaurant
Alternative namesထမင်းချဉ်‌
CourseBreakfast, Lunch
Place of originMyanmar
Region or stateInle Lake, Shan State
Main ingredientsFermented Rice, fish, tomato, potato, Garlic Chives, garlic oil, crispy garlic garnish

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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  1. ^ "Food that tastes so nice, you say it twice: Burma Burma". The Indian Express. 14 June 2017.