Food in Myanmar comes with a lot of influences due to the many centuries it was colonised by one country or another. The food is freshly made and, in some cases, delicious, while in other cases an acquired taste. Let’s learn a bit more.
1. Specialities and Regional Dishes
Seafood is a speciality when it comes to Burmese dishes due to a large coastline, plenty of rivers as well as many ports. You’ll find that the food changes to mirror the landscape it comes from. So, Nay Pyi Taw hotels will serve less water-based dishes due to being mostly landlocked.
Considered an integral part of Burmese culture, you will find teahouses all over the country. You will also find the dishes served with the milky, hot and sweet tea in cafés within luxury hotels the likes of PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw.
3. Food Practicalities
To get the attention of the servers you put your lips together and make a loud “kissing” noise. Burmese don’t use knives so you either eat by hand or using chopsticks.
4. Vegetarian Food
There is an abundance of vegetarian dishes thanks to Myanmar being a completely Buddhist country, so you needn’t worry if you don’t eat meat. Just be sure that you know the phrase – “Teh Taa Loo” which is “Is this vegetarian.”