Street Food Tour


Posted on December 12th, by Juan in Activities, Food & Drink, On the Street. 3 comments

Street Snack Tour - Samosa Salad 3 - Myanmar Travel Essentials

The Street Snack tour is a great way to eat tasty Myanmar snacks. Your mind will be blown away by the simple but yet rich and delicious taste of ground sesame with salt on the unique “husband & wife” snack, also called, couple snack. It doesn’t start there, but it doesn’t stop there either. Your first delicacy will also capture you heart and make you want to live right there near the vendor. Beware of the chili bite you might get with the gangster snack!

In this Street Food tour organized by my friend Mary, Set Paing was our guide and he was amazing! This guy knows everything about street food and knows the best spots in Yangon. We met in Mahabandoola Park (downtown Yangon) and then started the tour after a few questions to get to know each other and a brief on the different snacks we were going to try. At this moment, I was mouth watering already!

Wander the streets of downtown Yangon with an expert like Set Paing is such an amazing experience. You will see the best of Myanmar street food with a local’s perspective eating from handpicked locations that are safe and tasty. You will try at least 10 different types of snacks! I hope you are hungry!

The Street Snack tour costs USD 25 per person and takes around 2 hours. The best time to book is from 4 pm to 6 pm.

The tour prioritize local people whom my friends have gotten to know over bowls of curries, soups and salads. They know who has the freshest cakes, breads, and sweets. Not a fan of spicy sauces? Do you prefer sugar free? No problem, you can trust that the food will taste fantastic and your stomach will thank you as well.

These are some of the snacks I had in my tour… loved them! I’ll just show you pictures and vendors of a few of them to tease you. For more, contact my friend and join a tour :)

  • Samosa salad (as good as a samosa but turned into a salad)
  • Pancake (poppy seed, brown boiled beans, spring onion, rice powder, soda, butter/oil – for yellow pancakes)
  • Couple snack (rice powder, brown boiled beans, sesame seeds, salt, sometimes quail eggs)
  • Gangster snack (rice powder, cabbage, bean sprouts, chilies, tomato)
  • Tea shops
  • Tea leaf salad (pickled tea leaf, fried beans – chick peas, yellow beans, lentil beans, peanuts, tomato, chilies, peanut oil)
  • Mohinga (chick pea powder, cat fish, fritter beans, lemongrass, banana stem)
  • Fried Snacks
  • Pennywort salad (peanuts, tomatoes, depends on the shop)
  • Shan noodles (tomatoes, rice noodles, pounded peanuts, chicken, )
  • Malar Hin
  • Fried Tofu
  • Ekyarkway (dough – deep fried)
  • Bamboo Sticky Rice

My friend Mary runs Yangon Food Tour and they are #2 in tripadvisor! She also offers a Cooking Class which is a lot of fun too! Get in touch with Mary and book your Snack Tour here:

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