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Food Lover's Guide to Yangon

By Viator, May 2018

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The cuisine of Myanmar (formerly Burma) is as diverse as its people. Its close proximity to the coast, as well as to China, India, and Thailand, is evident in almost all of the nation’s regional dishes. Here are some can’t-miss Burmese dishes and activities for foodies in Yangon.

Must-Try Dishes
It might feel odd eating fish for breakfast, but mohinga—Myanmar’s unofficial national dish—is how locals start their day. This savory soup comes with a heaping serving of rice noodles topped with a hearty, herb-infused fish broth. Shan noodles, another popular breakfast dish, come in a simple broth with marinated chicken or pork and pickled vegetables.

For something fresh, try tea leaf salad, made with sour fermented tea leaves, shredded cabbage, tomatoes, onion, garlic oil, salt, lime, and roasted peanuts. Those looking for a snack between meals can satisfy their craving at one of Yangon’s many tea stalls, where sweet milk tea is served with sweet flatbread, fried pakora, or savory little rice-flour cakes known as mont lin ma yar. More substantial meal options include spicy Burmese curry, often made with seafood, pork, or mutton, or grilled skewers cooked to order right on the street.

Must-Do Experiences
  • Start your day by having a traditional Yangon breakfast with a local guide, sampling items like mohinga and fried tea snacks.
  • Discover the ethnic influences on Myanmar’s food during a walking tour of Chinatown, with dinner at a local barbecue stall.
  • Tour Yangon’s bustling markets at night while enjoying bites from some of the city’s best street-food stalls and family-owned eateries.
  • Try your hand at preparing traditional dishes from fresh, raw ingredients during a Burmese cooking class with an English-speaking chef at a local restaurant.

Tours & Tickets

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Yangon by Night: Burmese Market Tour, Yangon, null
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Yangon by Night: Burmese Market Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Experience downtown Yangon as the locals do on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the night markets. Shop, browse, eat and revel in the ambiance of this vibrant city ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $36.00
3-Day Yangon Tour Includes Airport Pickup, Yangon, Shopping Tours
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3-Day Yangon Tour Includes Airport Pickup

Yangon equals a sense of years in solitude, and leftovers from the British colonial era. Yet the city is so clearly of Asian heritage and very much its own. ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $228.53
Yangon Evening Street Food and Market Walking Tour, Yangon, Multi-day Tours
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Yangon Evening Street Food and Market Walking Tour

Winding our way through downtown's historic and diverse neighborhoods we'll drop by some of our favourite food stalls, family owned eateries and a fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.11
Yangon Street Food Tours, Yangon, Market Tours
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Yangon Street Food Tours

Experiencing food is one of the most enjoyable things to do for travelers in Asia and it is no exception for Myanmar. Street food in Myanmar is something that ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $22.00
Cooking class in the down town of Yangon, half day tour (07:30 AM - 12:30 PM), Yangon, Street Food ... 
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Cooking class in the down town of Yangon, half day tour (07:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Cooking when you’re travelling is going to be a great memory of the vacation in Myanmar. We creatively design for you to experience our insightful culture, ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.00
5-hour Private Yangon Heritage and Night Street Food Walking Tour, Yangon, Cooking Classes
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5-hour Private Yangon Heritage and Night Street Food Walking Tour

This private tour is the best way for those who want to understand about Yangon culture and history and taste local street food. Our experienced historian ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 4.5 to 5 hrs

From USD $36.00
Join a local for a Yangon Breakfast and Market Tour, Yangon, Street Food Tours
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Join a local for a Yangon Breakfast and Market Tour

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Breakfast is a fascinating time of day in Yangon and some of the best food is found street side in the morning hours. Get your day started the local way and ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.76
Private Yangon Full day Heritage and Market Walking Tour, Yangon, Market Tours
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Private Yangon Full day Heritage and Market Walking Tour

You will visit all corners of Yangon for this full day tour (6 hours). You will visit incredible architecture: golden temples, local houses, iconic sites and ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
3-Hour Yangon Chinatown Foodie Tour, Yangon, Market Tours
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3-Hour Yangon Chinatown Foodie Tour

Starting from Sule Pagoda, wander along the orderly streets of downtown Yangon to reach the BBQ mecca of 19th street, Chinatown. Let your knowledgeable guide ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Delicacies of Yangon Morning Tour, Yangon, Street Food Tours
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Delicacies of Yangon Morning Tour

Where: YANGON ‘Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist ...  Read more

Location: Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.44

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