The Main Market at Nyaung Shwe on Inle Lake

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.
Rice Cakes For Sale at the Market at Inle Lake, MyanmarBeans and peanuts were popular in lots of stalls.
Nuts for sale at the market in Inle Lake, MyanmarTumeric for spicing.
Tumeric for sale in the market at Inle LakeMore 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 Variety of Produce for Sale at the Inle Lake Market (Myanmar)A woman selling a variety of chiles and legumes near the front of the market.
A Variety of Produce for Sale at the Inle Lake Market (Myanmar)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.
Man Selling Green Onion Roots at the Inle Lake Market (Myanmar)Some kind of melon or squash and ‘cherry’ tomatoes.
A Variety of Produce for Sale at the Inle Lake Market (Myanmar)Chiles and ginger.
A Variety of Produce for Sale at the Inle Lake Market (Myanmar)I think these are bundles of tobacco.
Tobacco Leaves for Sale at the Inle Lake Market (Myanmar)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.
A Variety of Produce for Sale at the Inle Lake Market (Myanmar)Green bananas and coconuts.
Bananas for Sale at the Inle Lake Market (Myanmar)Red soap.
Red Soap for Sale at the Inle Lake Market (Myanmar)Short rice, I think….
Containers of Rice for Sale at the Inle Lake Market (Myanmar)More on our 2013 trip to Myanmar.

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5 responses to “The Main Market at Nyaung Shwe on Inle Lake

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