Even though I love eating, I am sometimes such a coward when it comes to trying unfamiliar food. So this post should really be titled: All Sorts of Street Food in Rangoon that I Didn’t Eat, Served up in Round Containers. Does anyone know what these various food items are?
Unknown meat being cooked in an unknown broth, along with some hard-boiled eggs..
I’m not sure what they are cooking up in this monastery. I know that they have some sort of pickled tea salad in Burma that is quite popular. But this doesn’t really look like tea. What is it???
Now this looks good. Like some sort of fruit that you can eat fresh or cooked up in chile peppers. Fruit and chile peppers? I kind of regret not trying this.
Here’s a cold drink complete with a dead fly. I don’t regret not trying this; iced drinks can be iffy.
Some of these fruits and vegetables are familiar and some are not. I wish I knew what those green things floating in water on the lower left were.
Huge flatbread wraps being cut in half.
Some type of deep fried puff – it looks pretty good and judging from the line-up, seemed to be very popular.
Betel leaves, arrayed in a basket, for sale. This isn’t exactly food but now I wish I’d tried it at least once.The ancient tradition of chewing paan is still alive and well in Myanmar, but who knows for how much longer…
My mom always said that later in life the only things you really regret are the things you didn’t do, and this street food mostly qualifies…
Ailsa’s Travel Theme is ‘Round’ this week: http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/04/18/travel-theme-round/