In Yangon city, there are endless roadside food stalls selling fried snacks to sweet drinks, creating a literal buffet line from one end of the city to the other. Locals enjoy their tea, snacks and small bites throughout the day during a break, on the way to/from work, waiting for the bus, or just passing time.
With the significant Sino-Burmese population (who arrived as early as the 1900s), some of the foods may seem very familiar such as fried spring rolls (simply enormous) and steamed buns. There are also meat skewers, bowls of noodles, Burmese salads, etc. If you have stomach of iron, why not give it try?
Hard boiled quail eggs sold on the Yangon circle line. One of the many vendors on board. The commuter next to us bought some (about 10 in a small bag), and happily snacked on it aboard the train, releasing a distinct sulfur smell when the shells cracked open.
Mohinga. Popular rice noodle with savoury fish soup (thick & chowder-like). One of my favorite meals on the trip. Disclaimer : this version was from our hotel so it might be different from the actual ones you get on the streets. Still, it was good and I am going to try to find a similar one back home.
Yangon’s 19th Street in Chinatown comes alive at night with many grill carts to choose from. We tried the grilled red tilapia…very good! Really fresh, fleshy and tasty with all the secret herbs from this stall we were brought to by a local food guide. He (the guide) claims it is the best from all the stalls he has tried around the area (I have no doubt it is true!). It is so good that our guide had tried to persuade the boss to reveal his marination secrets… He has yet to succeed. LOL! Look for the stall with the blue color board near the entrance of the street.