Myanmar was established as a republic state from their military dictatorship rule as late as 2011. However, it’s geographical location, leading to influences from surrounding nations like China, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, and erstwhile Burma’s current socio economical stand, attracting business from all over the world, has given its gastronomical standpoint a very global purview. So couple of weeks back, in my visit to this very interesting new land, I decided to gorge in the amazing taste of this land. Rice is their staple food, and their understanding of vegetarian food is quite limited! I met some Indians who were adapting to this complete lack of the usual vegetables. I have showed my journey through pictures of my experiences.
Rice, with a spicy sauce made of garlic, chilli and soya, is one of the most common dishes there.
Their sauces are not vegetarian here necessarily, as well! Here’s the famous fish sauce.
One evening we went out to a restaurant called “Feel Myanmar”, which basically is a market place dining. Everything is on display, you pick and get charged. They had typical Burmese flavorsome curries, steamed pork, chicken, beef and sea food, and various kinds of rice, even Biriyani.
The noodles was not very appealing, but is definitely liked by the locals. On the contrary, I very much liked the Chinese Soup that a local man in the hotel helped me with.
Finally, food in Yangon isn’t expensive. In 5 dollars per person, you can get a pretty good meal. The good thing is that they serve per person, so huge amounts of food need not be consumed. A point to remember is most food places close by 8:30 – 9pm.