Falooda, the most popular dessert in Myanmar?


Posted on October 9th, by Juan in Food & Drink, On the Street. 6 comments

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Falooda is a very popular summer drink because it’s cold and sweet. Originally it came from Persia, but it is popular from India to Southeast Asia. Each country has its own version.

Falooda - Indian Dessert Drink - Myanmar (Burma)

It’s a mixture of rose syrup, vermicelli or agar agar jelly, basil seeds, sago or tapioca pearls (white or coloured), ice-cream, milk or water and like in this bakery… pudding. Oh, and ice to make it refreshing in the Myanmar heat.

It's also a fun drink for kids because of the different colours and sweet.

In bakeries all over Yangon you always see locals having falooda after dinner. It’s also a very popular drink for kids because when they prepare it at home they get to add all the coloured ingredients.

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Posh version of Falooda in a nice bakery downtown Yangon.

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You can also drink falooda in the streets of Myanmar. This girl has her stall and a little table with chairs around where you just stop and chill out a few minutes away from the heat.

Falooda - Indian Dessert Drink - Street stall - Myanmar (Burma)

Street falooda is usually cheaper and less sophisticated. This one for example doesn’t include ice-cream.

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6 thoughts on “Falooda, the most popular dessert in Myanmar?

  1. You should also try a very unique desert of Moulmein. “Thingyan Htamin” – which is v. populuar during water festival. Cooked rice in ice water (sometimes with ice cubes) eaten with fried onion salad.

  2. yes this burmese faloooda is awasame cannot compare to any icecream any where ….it the best ….you just try in burma …you will feel that its something special …:)

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