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. The only meal they seemed to like was lettuce, and I'm peanut allergy, so you're outside. After a Yangon Cooking Tour and a cooking course in Inle Lake with Bamboo Delight Cooking School we found some tasty currys, great barbecues and interesting dishes.
The first stop we made was Yangon. We explored the old cold roads and enjoyed the Southeast Asia activity, which reminds us of small towns in Vietnam, and set off for our food tour to Yangon. Yangon Food Tours' young leaders, Phone and Winnie, from Burma, came to meet us at a local center of town.
At first on our Yangon Food Tour was a road stand for something we had seen but not yet tried - samossa lettuce. Can' believe such a plain court didn't make it out of Myanmar. Myanmar has a great teaculture, probably because of its imperial past.
The next stop on our Yangon Food Tour was a local teashop where we were sitting on small metallic seats and experiencing the Myanmar tradition along with Myanmar pasta and two types of bread rolls. It is a handmade pasta from the southeast of Myanmar.
Bake the thick pasta with chickens or pig meat - in this case pig meat - in a tasty sauces. We' ve had this meal several time during our time in Myanmar because it was really good. As Winnie and Phone from Yangon Food Tours took us, the main thing was that they knew how and what to order.
These Burmese curry restaurant serve serving platters of bar meals from curry to various sauces. Dishes of what you select are then served to your dinner with a large dish of cooked and uncooked cooked vegetables, egapi ye, an anchovy pasta into which you immerse your own greens and mix them into your own cooked paddy and an acidic greengrocer.
Probably the origin of the rumor "Burmese foods are oily" comes from such curry. However, you should not take it, but take the meats, seafood or vegetables out of the gravy and place them on the dish. So we drove to another Yangon teach store for Fallooda, a little like a boxer game.
Though we could have something else to drink, Phone and Winnie wanted us to try another Myanmar desert that was available all over the street. Stopped by a man with a large metallic plate, he sliced small chunks of glutinous, little piece of rice and put them in a sack of grated chocolate.
Glutinous paddy was boiled with sweetness, which made it slightly sweet, with a similar flavour to yaggery. The Yangon Food Tours was a great opportunity to see the different food in Yangon and to get an impression of which meals we should order during the remainder of the itinerary.
We were more confident about exploring many restaurants and tasting more of Burma's cuisine. The Bamboo Delight Cooking Schule is located in Nguang Shwe, the small "town" where most students live when they visit Inle Lake. A' Shop' was still open, with the sign' Beef Shop' in English outside. By' Beef Shop' was intended a cake that had been sliced for sale.
In the wood store there are shelves with various cut-outs suspended from the ceilings. After we had finished our purchase we jumped on a saddle and a carriage to Bamboo Delight Cookingschule. Horses and carriages are still a widespread means of transportation in Myanmar. In the cookery college Leslie and his assistant assisted us in preparing our meals.
In contrast to the cooking course we did in Chiang Mai at the Galangal Cooking School, the Bamboo Delight Cooking School is outdoors, where you will be cooking on conventional wood-fire. On our meal list were six dishes: baked tiltapia fishing with Currysauce, chickens with lemon grass and coir milks, beefmasala, cress lettuce, toasted eggplant lettuce and stewed scallions and riceflour in vanilla-leaf.
The most interesting meal was the stewed scallion and riceflour. Cook for one thing. Myanmar's cooking course with Bamboo Delight was great and we learnt more about Myanmar's cooking and cuisine. Sue and Leslie have put part of their entire salary into their Schools.
Each year during the summer vacation they run an Anglophone language institute for native schoolchildren. Voluntary instructors of England run the lessons and have constructed a class room and reading room on their premises. As a teacher, you can work at the college if you have free to do so - it seems to be from February to April.
As an alternative, just by participating in your cooking course, you will support your charitable organization. We not only suggest Bamboo Delight Cooking School to find out more about Burma's cuisine, but also to find out more about the country's cultural life, meeting some great people and giving something to the people. We never had a lousy dinner after our two week in Myanmar.
That rumor about the poor workmanship of Burma's cuisine just wasn't t true.