Pon ye gyi

Pon ye gyi (Burmese: ပုန်းရည်ကြီး, Burmese pronunciation: [póʊɴjèd͡ʑí]; also spelt pone yay gyi and pone ye gyi) is a fermented bean paste commonly used as a condiment or marinade in Burmese cuisine, especially in pork and fish dishes.[1][2] Pon ye gyi is traditionally made from horse gram beans, alongside other beans. The towns of Bagan,[3] Nyaung U and Sale, and Myingyan in the country's central dry zone are major producers of this product.[4]

Pon ye gyi
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Pon ye gyi
Alternative namespone yay gyi, pone ye gyi
TypeFermented bean paste
Place of originMyanmar (Burma)
Associated national cuisineBurmese cuisine
Main ingredientsMacrotyloma uniflorum and other beans

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  1. ^ "Pork Curry with Pone-Yay-Gyi". Wutyee Food House. 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  2. ^ Phyo (23 June 2014). "Beans from Bagan". Myanmar Times.
  3. ^ Ng, Brady (4 May 2015). "This Bean Curd Paste Is the Black Gold of Burma". Munchies. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  4. ^ "အထက်အညာက ပုန်းရည်ကြီး". MyFood (in Burmese). 2016-07-09. Retrieved 2017-04-17.