In case you don’t keep close track of my schedule (and why not?!), I visited Burma/Myanmar a few weeks ago with my buddies Sarah and Melanie. One of the reasons I was excited to visit Myanmar is that I just knew that Burmese food was delicious. All the Burmese food I’ve had in the States and in Thailand has been fantastic, so I was really excited to go to Myanmar and eat ALL the food.
Well, no thank you, Burma, I will pass on most of the Burmese food you presented.
Look, I’m sorry, but sometimes somebody has to speak the truth: Burmese food in Burma is not the most delicious stuff I’ve ever eaten. The Indian food was crazy good, though, so that’s positive!
Burmese food in Burma: No, thank you.
Burmese food outside of Burma: Yes, please!
Indian food in Burma: Yes, please!
Indian food outside of Burma: Yes, please!
Conclusion: Indian food is awesome.
And now some pictures!
My favorite meal of the trip:
See, it’s Indian! Fried bread cut up, samosas cut up, chickpeas, mint, tomatoes and potatoes, all covered in broth. It cost about 40 cents. I will dream about this for the rest of my life. Really.
This was supposed to be our last breakfast, except that a plane ran off the runway at the Yangon airport and we had one more night at a very nice hotel in Yangon. Air Asia actually came through; they took care of all the hotel stuff and then had a special extra flight the next day for all of us to get back to Bangkok.
That has nothing to do with food.
Eating ALL the Burmese Food: 0 Sarah, Melanie, Megan: 1
We tried and tried and tried. I say we win!