There’s a host of local food to be found on the streets in the city centre and its well worth a couple of hours of exploration. Only there for the weekend though we weren’t sure if our tummies would have time to adapt so we stuck to the larger restaurants for sampling the local specialities. Our favourites were the Burmese soups. Mohinga, a rice noodle and fish soup must be tried, but out most loved was the chicken vegetable and glass noodle soup sold at Traders Cafe.
Street Food in Yangon
Burmese Soup – chicken, vegetables and glass noodles
When you’ve had your fill of local delights, there are some classy joints worth luxuriating in too.
Afternoon tea at The Strand is a tradition. I recommend ordering both an English afternoon tea set and a local one as well for a chance to savour Burmese delicacies without the fear of stomach upsets that street food might sometimes induce. Their scones and sweets are worth the calories.