The basic Myanmar Food is mainly rice and curry. Mohinga, rice noodles with fish gravy; and Ohn-No-Khaukswe, noodles with coconut and chicken curry, are popular Myanmar dishes for breakfast and light meals.
There are a variety of desserts like San Nwin Makin (Myanmar sweet cake) and Kyauk-kyaw (Sea weed jelly); jaggery and laphet (Pickled tea leaves) are the most common ones.
Myanmar is also a country of seafood. Crabs, prawns, lobsters and other shellfish are among the popular dishes available at most Myanmar and Chinese restaurants in Yangon and in other parts of the country.
Typical Myanmar Restaurants & Shan Restaurants serve both meat and vegetable dishes. Most restaurants in Myanmar serve Chinese and Indian food. Other Asian foods include Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean and Singapore-style. European food is served mostly at the hotels and there are a couple of restaurants in Yangon serving Italian food.
Myanmar is a country of tea shops and there are several fast food centres and snack bars in Yangon and Mandalay.
SEASONAL FRUITS OF MYANMAR
Myanmar has a variety of vegetables and fruits, both tropical and citrus all year round or seasonally. The most common ones are avocado, banana, durian, jackfruit, grapefruit, grapes, mango, mangosteen, orange, mandarin, papaya, pomelo, pineapple and watermelon.
While duty-free shops, department stores, supermarkets and mini-markets in Yangon offer a wide choice of products, both foreign and local with fixed prices, the real magic of shopping is to be found mainly in the well-known BOGYOKE AUNG SAN MARKET (Scott Market) where shopping is fun and easy; and bargaining is acceptable. Situated in the heart of YANGON; housing 2000 shops with a wide selection of unique locally made goods, luxury buys such as precious jewellery of gold and gems, silverware, arts and crafts, lacquer ware, paintings, traditional wooden dolls, Mandalay silk, typical Shan and Kachin shoulder bags, foodstuffs, cosmetics and tailor made clothes are a few of the sought after items.
The shops at Bogyoke Aung San Market are open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm except on Mondays and gazette holidays.
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