The basic food in Myanmar is rice and curry. There are numerous
forms of fish paste with salad that are found here. Soup is
also another way that is taken together with the rice and
The food costs amount to about USD 6 per day. This amount
will increase to about USD 10 to 20 if you drink a few beers
and drinks. Cheap food that consist of curry or fried rice
is about MMK 70 to 100.
A good Burmese meal is about MMK 200 to 350, without drinks.
A bottle of Mandalay Beer is about MMK 240 to MMK 350 in restaurants.
The most popular Myanmar dishes are "Mohinga",
that is rice noodles with fish gravy that is served during
breakfast and "Ohn-No Khaukswe", that is noodles
served with coconut curry.
Desserts also include "Sanwin-Ma-Kin", that
is sweet cakes made with semolina, sugar, egg, butter and
coconut, banana cakes, also known as "Kyaukchaw"
that consist of sea weed jelly and jaggery.
Chinese food that are found here ranges from MMK 200 to 500
per dish. Indian food like Kababs and Briyani are also popular
with the visitors as well as the local people. European food
is only available at bigger hotels.
Htamin Le Thoke
Htamin Le Thoke consist of small dishes of leftovers such
as rice, onions, potatoes, noodles and small spinach. Tamarind
juice is poured over the top.
This juice comes from the pods of the tamarind tree, which
contains a reddish sweet and sour pulp.