Burmese Tea Cakes (Bamar Kate Mote) are a traditional snack from Myanmar. The small cakes are often enjoyed with tea and served, when people gather to chat and enjoy each other’s company over tea and snacks. They can be found in local markets, tea shops, and street food stalls throughout Myanmar.
The Burmese Tea Cakes were one of the first items on the menu that I tried at Tea Garden in Mae Sot, and it has become one of the things I always order if I’m at Tea Garden in the afternoon and craving something sweet during the hours between lunch and dinner.
They are prepared in a steamer and get a nice, slightly moist, texture that I really like. They are best served warm, straight from the steamer, and they are delicious along with a glass of coffee or tea.
Recipe by Chef Nge-Nge, Tea Garden Restaurant at Borderline Collective in Mae Sot.