Eat the cheapest way in Myanmar
Myanmar is, comparing to other SE Asia countries, not very cheap place. For westerners is still very cheap, though. If you are on tight budget, maybe this hint can help you eat and save some money for other fun.
There are plenty of possibilities to eat in Myanmar. But the most cheap and most filling the stomach is so called Myanmar food. Saying this I need to add that one portion will cost you 1200-1500 kyats, but it is kind of “all you can eat”. You get one main dish – rice and some meat – and several different small bowls with vegetables, beans, chilli, soup etc. You can eat it all and that is much more than what you get for a standard shan noodle soup for 1000 kyats.
We always eat two together, so we ordered two portions, but get only one portion of small bowls. However, if we finished any of the small bowls, they topped it if we wanted. We wondered if we could get twice more if we sit to different tables, but we never realized this experiment.
How to recognize Myanmar food?
You can recognize the stall with Myanmar food very easily – it will have many different metal pots on the main table – see the featured image.