Yangon street food guide — 10 best street foods in Yangon you must-try

Wandering about the city center of Yangon, Myanmar (Burmar), travelers will have the opportunity to sample exquisite Myanmar street foods such as Nangyi thoke, Kauknyintok, Koh PUO, and Mont Bein… These are the ten finest street dishes in Yangon that you must taste.

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

E Kya Kway

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This is a popular Myanmar morning meal made from fried rice flour that resembles roast in Vietnam. This meal is typically eaten with coffee or tea, although it can also be served with fish soup and Mohinga noodle dishes.

Roti

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As a country sandwiched between India and China, Myanmar has absorbed much of the culture, customs, and cuisine of both countries, with the roti dish being a prime example. Roti is an Indian flatbread prepared with fats such as butter, sugar, milk, eggs, and flour.

Nangyi Thoke

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This is a dried noodle with slightly thicker noodles that goes well with chicken, fish steaks, boiled eggs, and is reasonably priced. Visitors will see a plethora of stores selling this appealing meal on Yangon’s sidewalks.

Samosa Salad

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The primary meal in Myanmar’s culinary tradition is samosa salad, often known as “thoke.” The flavors and ingredients of each Samosa salad are unique to the vendor. However, this is still essentially chopped samosa (fried bread triangles with potato, turmeric, and bean), green beans, cabbage, shallots, and tomatoes. For a more flavorful meal, add a few fresh mint or coriander leaves and a few drops of lemon juice.

Koh Pieh

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This is a glutinous rice cake with a layer of sesame seeds on top, and when served, visitors will add more coconut along with a little salt and pepper.

Koh PUO

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Koh PUO cake is prepared with black or white glutinous rice and roasted over charcoal. This dish is accompanied with a jaggery syrup.

Mont Lone Yay Paw

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This is a popular traditional pudding in Yangon, and it is frequently served at the Thingyan festival. This cake resembles Tangyuan in China or Mochi in Japan. Basically, this cake is comprised of sticky rice flour, jaggery, coconut, and banana leaves.

Kanyin Tok

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Kanyin Tok is a meal that should not be overlooked if you choose to eat a banana. This food is created from banana, coconut, and sugar, and is encased in a plastic outer shell of aromatic sticky rice.

Bein Mont

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This is a popular street in Yangon for fried bread. In the afternoon, Bein Mont is auctioned. The primary components in this delectable cake are flour, sliced fresh coconut, and almonds.

Dosa

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Dosa is a South Indian crepe cake or pancake prepared from fermented rice flour. Save Dosa is mostly consumed for breakfast and is available in the majority of Yangon’s eateries. This dish is also popular in Malaysia and Sri Lanka, in addition to Myanmar.

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