Nyaung shwe

shan noodles in nyaung shwe

After a day in the back of a car, travelling along bumpy roads with hardly any loo-stops, we arrived at Nyaung Shwe, a town at the edge of Inle Lake…

chickpea wrap

burmese chickpea wraps

Today we decide on a picnic in the park as the weather has warmed up. As it is a last minute decision, there is not much I can cook as the fridge is…


mohingar in singapore

I find ‘Little Burma’ in the heart of Singapore and fill up on mohingar and stock up on pickled tea leaf (laphet)…

pickled tea leaves

tea time treats

Tea is not only drunk in Burma, it is also eaten. Laphet thote is one of my favourite snacks, a salad made with pickled tea leaves and an assortment of crispy nibbles…

shewdagon pagoda stupa

shwedagon pagoda

The dazzling golden glow of Shwedagon stupa rising up to illuminate the vast night sky of Rangoon is an unforgettable sight. To me it is a symbol of home…

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