When the first thing I saw on our stroll around Nyaung Shwe was the food market, I was in there like a shot.
We never located the food market in our three days in Mandalay, so this was a chance to see the kind of foods that were popular in Myanmar.
These ‘cakes’ made out of white or purple rice were intriguing.
Beans and peanuts were popular in lots of stalls.
Tumeric for spicing.
More peanuts plus masses of dried chiles. At this point we hadn’t had anything really spicy hot so we were curious about whether the South East Asian penchant for spicy food carried on into Myanmar.
A woman selling a variety of chiles and legumes near the front of the market.
A man selling onions. These onions look like green onions but they have masses of roots and that almost seems to be what he’s selling.
Some kind of melon or squash and ‘cherry’ tomatoes.
Chiles and ginger.
I think these are bundles of tobacco.
More legumes and chile flakes along with garlic and what I think might be tea. Note the old battery used as a weight. The man selling onion roots was also using an old battery as a weight.
Green bananas and coconuts.
Short rice, I think….
More on our 2013 trip to Myanmar.