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Sugar Cane: Freshly Squeezed on the Streets of Myanmar

Posted on April 11th, by Juan in Food & Drink, On the Street. 2 comments

On the streets of Myanmar you can often hear the sound of bells coming from the sugar cane stalls. Vendors keep turning the wheel even if they are not squeezing sugar cane just to catch customer’s attention.

Vendor peeling a sugar cane. The cane comes with a dark husk as you can see on the right side of the picture. Vendors remove this outer rind and then place the remaining cane in a bucket of water.

First step to making the juice is to pass the cane through the rollers on the outer edge, which has blades to break the cane apart.

Second step involves passing the cane through the main part of the rollers several times to squeeze out the juice, which then drips into a bowl below.

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Quick Stop for a Glass of Cold Water on the Streets of Myanmar

Posted on March 29th, by Juan in Food & Drink, On the Street. No Comments

Water vendors use huge blocks of ice to cool the water, making them the perfect place to stop for refreshment, especially in the hot season (from February to May).

Water stall on the streets of Yangon. You just take a glass, put it under the net where the ice block is, and then with the mug take some water from the bucket and pour it on top of the ice block, collecting the cold water in the glass below.

Man with his water stall waiting for some customers, he offers an on-the-spot glass of water or a bottle to take away. These stalls can be found all over Myanmar. Vendors tap the metal cups together to catch people’s attention.






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