|Smoothie/shake stand in Yangon|
Breakfast: Find yourself some tasty Mohinga (fish soup). Mohinga is like a SE Asian bouillabaisse with rice noodle, a fish Laksa, or basically "throw all your leftover food in here" soup, complete with fried dough pieces on top (what Chinese call youtiao).
Pair your Mohinga or street food with a really sweet coffee, and I mean sweet (coffee = instant coffee with added sweetened condensed milk). If you're early you may also have young monk boys come to you for alms (money in your case, rice in food stall owner's case). If you're a late riser you'll probably be scraping the bottom of the Mohinga pot, or miss it altogether!
|Coffeemix - an original, straight-forward name|
We noticed there are a lot of Indian elements in Myanmar cuisine - above some street food resembling Dosa; with hot green chillies inside.
Simply cannot miss out on Burmese tea leaf salad - we probably ordered it almost every meal. This one is separated (and presented in beautiful laquerware) but usually all the ingredients are tossed together. To the left are crispy salted beans (like lentils), peanuts, and fermented tea leaves that have a wonderfully hard to describe flavor. Still need to look up the fermentation process!
Markets in Yangon were bustling and full of people - almost couldn't walk down the street!
|Loved this lady - so chill with her morning coffee and cigarette - selling bamboo, tofu and bean sprouts|
|Enjoying local grub including chicken curry and lots of pickled and fragrant vegetables|
|Obligatory morning noodles (Shan noodles and rice noodles) with pickle and broth.|