Burmese Shallot A-chin (Condiment)

I want to teach you how to make a common Burmese condiment. It complements curries well and I think you'll enjoy the taste. It's immensely simple to make and takes about 5 minutes.


  • Shallots (or a small red onion)
  • ~3 tbsp. squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • ~1 green/red chili


  1. Slice the shallots thinly, and longitudinally. Place them in a condiment bowl.
  2. Add about 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. sugar, and 1-2 diced green/red chillies.
  3. Squeeze about 2-3 tbsp. lemon juice.
  4. Mix well.

Shallot A-chin is enunciated like how you think it sounds. Enjoy the a-chin with curries. It's superb with Danpout and complements the flavors of Beef Curry (Burmese Style). Let me know what you think. Email me.

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