Heirloom beans and ham. I found these beans in Burmese country market plus a home-cured ham butt slowly boiled for 2 hours. True winter fare as Battambang is hitting 13C at night and under 20/70 by day. So a total of 3 days getting out the woollen wear. Christmas day it’s back to 30C/90F
Sandal factory in Pakokku, where they hand-craft 500 pair daily. Join us next Mar-April on our footloose gourmet tour of Burma/Myanmar. Upcoming details on our website next week…
Htam thee moke, sweet snack of rice flour steamed cake toasted coconut, local specialty of Yesagyo, about two hours north of Bagan.
Naan gyi, dry-fried flat bread with chickpeas white tea. Indian-influenced second brekkie this morning in Pakokku, a vibrant city about 40 minutes north of Bagan (in the other/West side of the Irrawaddy River.)
Paratha thoke, fried bread salad for breakfast. With chicken peas plus a Knorr soup side.
Sunny morning today in Pakokku: 45C/116F.
Having lunch w/ restaurateur Ye Htut Win Sharky’s Bagan.
Mandalay tea house
Mandalay’s famous white noodles for breakfast at Daw Shwu Bi. Not shown are the myriad garnishes, from lime to cilantro to fried gourd bean fritters.
Copywriter: there’s something wanting in the menu translation tonight.