Mont lone yay baw
TypeDessert
Place of originMyanmar (Burma)
Region or stateSoutheast Asia
Associated national cuisineBurmese
Main ingredientsGlutinous rice flour; jaggery; shredded coconut
Similar dishesklepon, bua loi, tangyuan

Mont lone yay baw (Burmese: မုန့်လုံးရေပေါ်; pronounced [mo̰ʊɴlóʊɴjèbɔ̀]; also spelt mont lone yay paw) is a traditional Burmese dessert commonly associated with the Thingyan season.[1][2]

The dessert dish consists of round boiled rice balls made from glutinous rice flour, filled with pieces of jaggery or palm sugar, and garnished with fresh coconut shavings.[3]

Traditions

A group of individuals partake in making mont lone yay baw.
A group of individuals partake in making mont lone yay baw.

The communal group preparation of mont lone yay baw is a Thingyan tradition, and partakers often play pranks by stuffing some rice balls with chili peppers instead of jaggery.[3] Donors often dole out satuditha servings of mont lone yay baw to revelers during the Thingyan season.[4]

Similar dishes

Similar desserts in the region include Malaysian onde-onde, Indonesian klepon, Thai bua loi, and the Chinese tangyuan.

References

  1. ^ "Mouth-watering Thingyan food and delicacies". The Myanmar Times. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  2. ^ "new year rice dumplings | mon lone yae paw". hsa*ba: please eat. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  3. ^ a b Aye, MiMi (2019-06-13). Mandalay: Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781472959485.
  4. ^ "Thingyan Eats! Mont Lone Yay Paw at Sa Tu Di Thar". MYANMORE. 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2019-11-13.