Myanmar's food markets & vendors

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Toothpicker There have been 0 comments

bagan food market

Bagan

 

Food markets in Asia are always vibrant, colourful and stimulating. In Myanmar, we visited several village and town food markets, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experiences. Aside from food like fish, meat, vegetables, eggs, chilies and dried herbs, we also saw some unusual stuff like the addictive betel leaves and thanaka wood (its powder is used as a natural sunscreen).

I have no doubt that the produce being sold at these markets are fresh, but the stalls' hygiene was a concern for us and so we didn't make any purchase aside from the Burmese-style doughnuts recommended by our guide. The fried dough was filled with freshly shredded coconut, which was surprisingly light and delicious.

 

street food vendor

street food vendor

Yummy Burmese-style fried doughnut

 

Village food market

 

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Town food market

 

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burmese chillies

 

Inle Lake food market

 

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Mandalay & Yangon

 

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yangon street food vendor

 

If you planning to visit Myanmar, then don't forget to include a trip to the food market. Not only food markets reveal the country's food culture, they are also fantastic places for people-watching, and they act as stimuli that can enhance our senses. Enjoy!

 


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