Myanmar street markets – Snacks from the pavement

Street markets all around the cities When you walk around the streets and downtown Yangon, you will definitely be attracted by the food smell from the street markets and stalls.… 

July 4, 2016 / 0 comment

My first sugar cane juice

It’s not a strange thing that a boy from the hilly region of Myanmar had never tried sugar cane juice before his high school life in another town. Even though… 

December 17, 2015 / 0 comment

A little more about Mohinga

  Myanmar has so much to offer in this dawn of tourism: local Burmese who live a simple way of life, endless ranges of evergreen forest, beautiful scenes of lush… 

October 27, 2015 / 0 comment

Laphet Thoke: Have you tried Burmese tea leaves salad?

Do you know that in Burmese culture, betel, tobacco and a dish of pickled tealeaves represent hospitality and a manner of welcoming a visitor? It used to be an essential… 

September 7, 2015 / 0 comment

Time to go to the tea shop!

In Myanmar, it’s a common scene that small teashops or stalls play out music gently with a set of colorful local-made stools dotting around a sidewalk. The shops open all… 

May 26, 2015 / 0 comment

Htamane: Are you sprinkling sesame seeds?

“Sprinkling sesame seeds” (ႏွမ္းျဖဴးျခင္း) is a Burmese idiom used to describe some fine works, but to belittle something done by someone, only after other people have already done all the… 

May 8, 2015 / 1 comment

My sweet mango tree

Do you want to know why I love mango tree so much?   When you feel a bit stressed or depressed, what would you usually do? For me, when I… 

April 30, 2015 / 0 comment

Traditional food of Thingyan

Thingyan water festival in Myanmar: snacks that will make you want to come back!     No one dares to refuse that Thingyan festival is the most joyful out of… 

April 13, 2015 / 0 comment

Deep-fried gourd crisps, memories of a student life in Mandalay

  If someone were to ask me if I wanted anything to eat right now (no one has, so far), I would answer him immediately ‘Bu-Thee-Kyaw’ (ဘူးသီးေၾကာ္) (fried gourd fritter).… 

January 20, 2015 / 2 comments

Have you ever tried Burmese fish sauce ; ngapi yay (ငါးပိရည္)?

Ngapi yay is made up of ngapi – a general term for pungent pastes made from varieties of fishes. Fishes chosen to make sauce are salted and then packed in… 

December 10, 2014 / 0 comment