Food says a lot about the history and culture of a certain place which is why it’s not surprising to know that many travelers try local dishes whenever they are in a new country or city. In Mandalay, not only are there lots of local food to try, but its wide variety of street food is also something you must not dare miss if you’re embarking on a Myanmar holiday vacation! Get ready for a gastronomical journey to the city’s local food scene as we feature must-try street food in today’s Mandalay travel blog.
With Myanmar’s location being in the border of Laos, Thailand, India, Bangladesh and China, you can just imagine how much these countries have inspired the local food scene of Myanmar. That being said, expect that some of their well-known dishes are derived from either of the neighboring countries’ own famous cuisines.
Tut P Pork Stick
Pork stick is one of the famous street food in Mandalay. Both locals and tourists who have come to try this can’t get enough of the deep-fried pork which comes with a delectable serving of spicy morning glory soup.
Kyay oh, also known as pork noodles is a delicious serving of minced meatballs that are tender and tasty. Plus, the noodle soup brings a comforting taste after you’ve spend the whole day exploring different Mandalay attractions.
Shan noodle is available at all times in a day and you can easily find a stall selling this when you go around the streets of Mandalay. Inspired by the Thai noodle dish, the shan noodle in Myanmar is a mouthwatering combination of sweet, sour, salty. With ingredients like onions, peanuts, fresh cilantro and some preserved vegetables, it gives you just the right amount of satisfaction but will leave you wanting more.
Our next featured street food for today’s Mandalay travel blog is Mee Shay, a famous Burmese rice noodles with a variety of toppings and flavorful meat sauce. It originated from the Chinese Mixian and became the specialty of the Shan people in Eastern Myanmar.
Although popular for being a breakfast food, Mohinga, one of the street foods in Mandalay is also often enjoyed throughout the day. The local delicacy considered to be a national dish is a bowl of noodles and fish broth, tastefully cooked for you to enjoy.
While you’re exploring the places to visit in Mandalay, look out for food stalls that sell steamed buns. These famous steamed buns are made fresh daily, fluffy and soft, packed with a generous scoop of juicy pork. It’s a great snack if you want a quick break from going around the city and getting to know the rest of Mandalay.
Last but not the least for today’s Mandalay travel blog is shan tofu. It’s a gluten-free, delicious meal which can be enjoyed especially by vegans. It’s made from chickpea flour tofu with bold flavors that are great for salads or wraps. Adding some garlic, onions and ginger dressing and it’s the perfect choice whenever you feel like you need a healthy but tasty food.
Fly to Mandalay and start your delicious journey to discover the city’s famous street food! Visit Bangkok Airways website to check for flight booking offers and direct flights to Myanmar. Meanwhile, you can also find other holiday destinations when you check out the Bangkok Airways blog!