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eat and drink in Myanmar (Burma)
Burma has a broad and varied choice of food reflecting the many different nations within the EU. In Myanmar, food is usually prepared with the freshest foods, often with mixed veggies and almonds. Like in most parts of the world, Burmese htamine is used as the basis for most foods such as meats, seafood, vegetables as well as curry and sauces.
You will find instructions on how to eat vegetables at the bottom of this page. All over the countryside - on the streets and in the city - there are reasonably priced food stands where you can find everything from handmade handkerchiefs or roasted chapatti to a large selection of newly prepared home-stuff.
Burma has large watercourses, an expansive coast and a number of ports, making it a favourite place for sea food and fishing. In seaside locations such as Mawlamyine, Ngapali and Ngwe Saung, a large selection of tasty sea food and sea food, catched on the same days by native fishers, is offered in every budget.
Also in the Inle Lake towns there are specialities such as Htamin Jin - cooked raw materials from the region, cooked seafood, tomatoes and potatoes - with the freshest produce. Indoors and in the north of Myanmar, chickens, muttons and seafood are the staples, although other meat is sometimes used.
It is one of the most well-known local meals and can be found almost everywhere, but is best known as the food of the Taunggyi city. Probably the most favourite meal in Myanmar is mohinga (rice pasta in seafood soup), which is most often eaten for breakfasts but is available throughout the year.
In Myanmar, tearooms are a big part of life: they are not only a place to drink and eat, but also a place where people, relatives and partners come together to put the whole wide globe in order. As a rule, Myanmar teas are usually drunk warm, lactic and sugary, with extra - and sometimes endless - traditional Mandarin teas.
Tea houses usually offer basic meals during the course of the night and are a great place to eat a quick bite, get together with the local people and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, especially for breakfasts. Meals depend on the teahouse: In Myanmar there are mostly pasta, in Muslims there are clean steamsas and in tea houses in China there are a number of fleshy rices.
Sometimes there are no British meals in a restaurant, food stand or tea house, especially in more isolated areas. It doesn't have to be a challenge if you are comfortable with the name of some of Burma's most favourite foods; otherwise you can point to what you like! Myanmar's food is often eaten with more olive oils and salts than any foreigner is used to for conservation purposes.
When you find that certain foods are too savoury, a courteous plea to decrease the amount of added spoon sal. knifes are seldom used by local people at the dining tables and are usually only available in more costly or more westerly dining rooms; they are more seldom used. Native people often feast with their palms, and sometimes a chopstick is used for pasta cuisine.
Please note that food prepared outside the traditional top and top quality restaurant does not always meet West European standard - it is recommended to take Dioralyte for re-hydration and Loperamide for diarrhea. Dining places close relatively early in the evenings. Outside the big towns, it is unlikely that anything will be open after 9 p.m. - although foreigner-oriented eateries and hotel rooms will remain open for a long time.
You can only find West food in Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and the most important touristic places, although you can also find such pizza elsewhere. West dishes are usually much more costly than native and not always of the highest standard, although some of Yangon's international restaurants, pubs and hotel establishments offer exquisite West dishes.
Because of the richness of fruit and vegetable in Myanmar's food - and cultural Buddhism features - vegans are generally well supplied; being a veggie in Myanmar is much simpler than in neighboring Thailand, for example. Though Burmese are generally not vegetable (except on occasion on their birthdays), they generally have the same level of regard for those who are.
In Myanmar, the term for vegetarians is the taboo. you can ask for vegeterian food. You got any vegeterian food? - Tai ta ioo shi la? Is that a vegetable? Noodles ( "Shan Noodles" is available in every Shan Resort throughout Myanmar). Dote Samosa (street food, composed of samosa and falafel in a coffee with beans, very tasty).
Slice of bean covered paddy bean - Htamine lake san. Vegeterian birdie. Spicy ketchup broth, usually with pasta - ketchup. You will also find many fine dining places offering a large selection of vegetable curry. Whilst most of the places still serve meats, it is not common to find a place where you can't make something veggie for yourself.
When you get really bogged down, you can count on roasted paddy and vegetable (htamin tyaw ta loo) with an eggs on top (jek oo) as a last option. Do not forget to make sure that your meal is actually vegetable! For more information about eating in different places in Myanmar, go to the travel sites.
Go to your local price list for general food and drinks.