Yangon food guide — 18 famous Yangon foods you should try

Yangon enchants visitors not just with its gorgeous temples, but also with its diverse and tempting cuisine. The days spent touring Yangon are when you will see the unceasing “culinary symphony” from the early hours till we call it a day. Explore the delectable Yangon cuisine with our Yangon food guide, which includes 18 popular Yangon delicacies, including Yangon street food, that you should taste.

Local street food in Yangon, Myanmar
Local street food in Yangon, Myanmar


Burmese street food


E Kya Kway Youtiao Myanmar yangon food guide yangon food blog
This fried foodstuff is the best companion with soups and congee

E Kya Kway Youtiao

This delicacy is quite similar to the rice-flour fried buns that are popular in Vietnam. In the morning, Burmese people frequently eat you tiao – Chinese fried breadstick – with coffee, milk, or congee.

Khao sueh thoke Myanmar yangon food guide yangon food blog
This incredible noodle-based dish has been enticed thousands of tourists already

Khao sueh thoke

Khao sueh thoke is a traditional Burmese meal that combines noodles with salads. “Thoke” means salad, however it does not simply refer to lettuce and tomatoes. Khao Sueh is made up of noodles, dried shrimp, cabbage and carrots, fish sauce, lemon, and fresh peanut oil.

Samosa thoke Myanmar
Another acclaimed salad dish from this land

Samosa thoke

Samosa thoke is a salad in which the samosa is crispy triangular fried bread. Samosas are cut and combined with onions, cabbage, chili powder, salt, lemon, curry, masala, and mint leaves. Samosa thoke can be eaten dry, that is, without the addition of masala soup.

Koh Pièh Myanmar yangon food guide yangon food blog
This eat is so popular in this country

Koh Pièh

Koh Pièh is a dish consisting of sticky rice dusted with sesame seeds and served with a garnish of shredded coconut and pepper. When you smell the fragrant rice, aromatic sesame, unique coconut taste, and spicy pepper, you will be taken aback.

Koh Può Myanmar
Dip this thing in Yangon chocolate – gorgeous

Koh Pu

Koh Pu is a rice-based dish that is cooked on charcoal. The syrup produced from palm sugar is the most fascinating aspect of this meal. The syrup is cooked until it acquires a caramel hue, which is tastier and stronger than white sugar and is hence referred to as Burmese chocolate.

Kauknyintok Myanmar yangon food guide yangon food blog
Incredible snack


Kauknyintok’s main ingredients are bananas, coconut milk and sugar, coated with sticky rice.

Bein Mont Myanmar yangon food guide yangon food blog
Almond is the highlight of this foodstuff. Image by: Yangon food guide blog.

Bein Mont

Glutinous rice, freshly cut coconut, and almonds are used to make this meal. They are all cooked till the eye-catching vivid hue shows. This is a pretty large bakery on Yangon’s streets that primarily sells in the afternoon.

Dosa Myanmar
From-pan-to-mouth crepe. Image by: Yangon food guide blog.


Dosa is a crepe cake originating from India. Dosa thin cake is made from rice flour and lentils left fermented overnight. The cake is and sprinkled with grated coconut.

Roti Myanmar yangon food guide yangon food blog
Thin breadstick originated from India. Image by: Yangon food guide blog.


This flatbread is made from ingredients such as butter, sugar, milk, eggs, and flour. This dish is native to India.

Nangyi thoke Myanmar
Another delicious noodle dish with egg topping. Image by: Yangon cuisine blog.

Nangyi thoke

This foodstuff is quite popular in Yangon. Fried noodles with thick pasta eaten with chicken, sliced fish, boiled eggs.

Mont Lone Yay Paw Myanmar
This white dessert stuff coated with coconut. Image by: Yangon cuisine blog.

Mont Lone Yay Paw:

This delicacy is typically available during the Thingyan Festival, and it is also the most popular traditional dessert in Yangon. The cake is created with sticky rice flour that has been wrapped in palm sugar and combined with shredded coconut.

Mohinga Fish Vermicelli
This dish deserves a top-notch position in Myanmar’s food map. Image by: Yangon cuisine blog.

Mohinga Fish Vermicelli

Mohinga is not just Yangon’s most renowned street dish, but it is also highly popular across Myanmar. This meal is widely accessible in Yangon owing to street sellers or food booths. Long finely cut spaghetti and fried fish after dipping in powder are drowned in the liquid.

Mont Lin Ma Yar Myanmar
“The light dessert for couples”. Image by: Yangon cuisine blog.

Mont Lin Ma Yar

Simply translated as “light couple’s snack,” the Mont Lin Ma Yar babycakes will satisfy your morning appetite to some extent. This appetizer is created with crispy fried rice in a big pot, then topped with quail eggs, onions, or roasted chicken peas.

Skewed pork Myanmar
Paradise of skewed meat. Image by: Yangon food guide blog.

Skewed pork

The 19th street in Yangon, between Anawrahta Road and Maha Bandoola Road, is a meat lover’s paradise. Skewers are prepared from a variety of meats, seafood, and vegetables. They are turned expertly on hot charcoal.

Tea and fried food Myanmar
Best couple in terms of edible stuff. Image by: Yangon food guide blog.

People congregate at tea shops in Yangon to exchange fascinating stories from the day. When a lot of condensed milk and sugar are added to the tea, it becomes extremely sweet. If you don’t like sweet tea, you can have the very strong black tea instead. You’ll be wide-eyed and bushy-tailed in no time.

Shan rice Myanmar
Amazing decor. Credit: Yangon food blog.

Shan rice

This is a specialty of the Shan people, a Myanmar ethnic group. Rice is cooked with turmeric to create a lovely texture and to enhance the flavor. Squeezed cooked rice is served on a dish with slices of freshwater fish, leeks, cloves, and fried crispy skin.

Tea Leaf Salad Mynamar
Aint it fun to try tea leaf as food? Image by: Yangon food guide blog.

Tea Leaf Salad

Myanmar cuisine is well-known for its one-of-a-kind delicacies, such as tea leaves salad. To make distinctive meals, the leaves are fermented with other vegetables such as cabbage, tomatoes, bean sprouts, a little chile, and spices. Tea leaves are frequently given as an appetizer at banquets or with white rice during Burmese dinners.

Shan Noodles Myanmar
A simple dish stirs up all of your senses. Photo by: Yangon food blog.

Shan Noodles

Shan noodles are another unique cuisine from the Shan ethnic group. The style is comparable to Vietnamese noodles, but it has a distinct flavor.

A bit chewy rice powder noodles mix perfectly with chicken or pork sesame toppings to amp up the virtual taste. Shan noodles’ broth is prepared from chicken, with Myanmar-style spices such as ginger added for taste.