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Burmese street cuisine in Yangon
The best way to try a town ( "literally") is to explore the food that is on sale on the street, where the shops specialize in 1-2 meals and try to make the most of it. Whilst it is often controversial whether street cuisine is a must among the natives these days - for example Malam in Singapore or the Bangkok nights market - one can be sure that street cuisine in Yangon is as well known.
The Burmese kitchen is really varied with influence from China, India, Thailand and Vietnam. In the wheelbarrow shops all over Yangon you will find a place for the everyday breakfasts, a fast lunch or something for the candy cats. From Maha Bandoola Park right next to the legendary Sule Pagoda we took a street-trip with some of the best 9 favorite locals on the roads of Yangon, Myanmar.
On the Merchant Road side of the garden is a shop with small wooden chairs where you can relax in the shade and siesta. Roasted homosas sliced into clean stripes, blended with roasted chick peas, kale and potatoes and covered with a hot, hearty stock to complete the meal.
When you are a big fans of savoury food, ask for chili flavour! Walking to the other side of the Sule Pagoda on the small street between Sule Pagoda Street and 33nd Street shows a number of street traders who obviously know their trade. The pancake stand was our favorite, one of the best in Yangon!
This street food is prepared with kale, chickpea and a special mixture of tasty and tasty gravies, cut into bite-sized cubes. It is a favourite meal consisting of two sides, which form a round, bite-sized sphere of quails' egg, chick peas and a shot of pep.
It can be found in the whole town in 10 seconds for K400-500, with varieties of coatings like tomato, chickpea or simple - all of which were just as good for snacking. Typical Burmese morning meal, a basin of myanmar wide Mahinga. It is a pasta cooked in a savoury stock of seafood, cooked with chopped chick peas and other regional herbs such as curcuma and citronella.
At first it seemed spicy, but the meal quickly became something we were looking forward to during our breaks on the journey through the countryside. A typical Burmese meal is the marinated tealeaves, which are usually eaten in tarts or as a lettuce. It' a fresh lunch or as an appetizer that whets the appetite for the net.
Same street where the pans and dosas were sold also had a tealeaf shop, but the famed is at the Shwe Shan Lay Restuarant in Latha Street (between 20 and 21). Now that you know that the Burmese really enjoy their chick peas and it's no wonder why.
It can be found in batter, in soup and even as a roasted knickknack. So we found this along Anawrahta Street between Anawrahta Street - Latha Street (where the tealeaf place is located) and sold a lot of other roasted treats like the famous gorg prisang (roasted banana), which I myself liked because of the handmade vanilla - just the right mix between filamentous and amy.
When you like pasta, but are not a big fans of Mohinga' s thick soup, you may want a pasta like the Shan pasta. A further paper clip in Myanmar, the pasta is thrown in chickens and tomatoes pastes with walnuts and a hint of curcuma.
This is the ideal meal to begin the whole meal in Myanmar. One of Myanmar's largest main courses, you can get Burmese curry typical in poultry or pig meat (sometimes aubergines like in the Mandalay - Lin Htet Restaurant) with 4-6 small side orders to a travel-dinner.
Unlike their South East Asiatic equivalents, these Curry are not quite as hot and great, even for those who are not a buff. The Daw Saw Ee Restuarant on Number 29 was strongly advised by the guidebook. When you enjoy genuine indigenous adventures, but are not sure where to go, it is sometimes best to be guided by a native tourist guides through the small corners of the road.
We' ve reserved our Street Takeaway through Klook - an uncomplicated on-line portal where you can choose your appointments, pay on-line and take charge of everything. If you would rather learn about new culture by attending an immersive Burmese cookery course, read our 2-week travelogue.