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How do you think of street food stalls in Myanmar?

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IngridIngyin

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Hey guys 

 

I would like to know how the locals and foreigners think of street food stalls in Myanmar?

I agree with that most of street food stalls are not hygienic.

So any suggestions to improve the quality of street foods and to attract tourists like in Thailand?

I really love street foods in BKK. Delicious meals, nice packing, cheap price and being hygienic are like inviting me to try them.

I hardly eat at street food stalls in Yangon except the one selling "pork-on-stick" at Sein Lan So Pyay garden.

 

 

 


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I agree with you.The food are not hygienic but I think delicious.I really love it.But I rarely eat street food since I moved to Yangon.Not because of I think it's not hygienic but because of I love cooking.So mostly,I make meals by myself.But I never get sick if I eat street food.Maybe my stomach is used to it or I'm real strong person.heehe... Yes,the street foods in BKK are delicious and also hygienic.But I prefer Vietnam one.I have never tried pork-on-stick at Sein Lan So Pyay before.Thanks sis.I like this food and will try there. From what I found in these food stalls is that they use the same water to wash dishes again and again.That's really disgusting when you look at the water bucket that they use to clean dishes.And they use the same hand to prepare meals and to accept money from buyers.I think they never wash hands.But there are also a few street vendors that sell hygienic food.

Good luck with street food,everyone ;)


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food stalls are the easy ways to enjoy local food not only for foreigner but also for local as well. I saw many foreigner who got food poisoning after trying some street food (except our admin). Even locals, they got sick after having street food esp in rainy season. I also think if they can prepare the food hygeincally, its better for everyone and many foreigner will have many chances to try our local food.

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In Thailand we say that more it looks dirty, better chance it will be delicious lol, not sure it's true.

But iI think that in general Thailand street food seems cleaner that Burmese one, maybe because they have running water in their shop so they can clean food and plate easier.

I've been in Cambodia and get sicked for 15 days after eating the street food.


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Hi,

 

I didn't have the chance to try while my trip to Myanmar, indeed I was not sure about the hygiene, but I would love to because trying local dishes it's a must to do when you visit a country, unfortunately I am afraid that my European stomach will not handle it. 


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This is not exactly true TS33, what we say in Thailand is if the shop looks dirty and if still there are many people then the shop should be delicious.



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To be honest, I was a bit doubtful about the hygiene (and still am I think) and was not sure if that would be safe to try.

But since I was staying in China before and ate in similar kind of street food stall, with poor hygiene and never got sick, I felt that my stomach should be strong enough to taste it. And so I tasted several kind of street food and liked it, and I felt absolutely no problem with my stomach, so maybe I am used to it.

But when I said that to my father, who is a retired doctor, he asked me if I was crazy and to be very careful with such food... but it's ok, I will try it again  :lol: !!!

As it was mentioned in a previous post, you should carefully look how they prepare the food and wash the cutlery, and follow the Thai saying, then I believe you would be ok, but I guess not all stalls match that criterion. That's probably why foreigner and Burmese alike are sick sometimes because of eating in these stalls.


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