Eat Your Way Through Mandalay, A Food Tour

May 20, 2017 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Culinary, Culture, Myanmar


Seen enough temples and pagodas to last a lifetime? Indeed, temples are everywhere in this devoutly Buddhist country. However, Khiri Travel Myanmar offers a refreshing alternative: the Mandalay Markets & Fine Food Tour. This fun food tour is a unique way to experience this former royal city — and may be just what your inner foodie needs. Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, is known for its homegrown cuisine as well as unique markets showcasing eats from all around the country.

This full day food tour begins at 7:00 am with a local breakfast of nan gyithoke, a thick round rice noodle with chicken curry, and a visit to the vegetable market. We will then guide your clients to a lively neighborhood where they will learn how Mandalay sweets, local cakes and noodles are made. There will be samples of course to taste for sweetness and pleasing textures.

We continue to a countryside location outside the city with a stop at a local farm to walk around and renew our appetite. The midday meal will be a typical homemade Mandalay lunch at a quiet monastery. In the afternoon, you travelers have the chance to help plant a few mango trees or sein ta lone in the Burmese language. Mangoes are a very popular and tasty fruit in Southeast Asia. There is a famous Burmese saying that goes: “the best time to plant a mango tree is ten years ago, the second best time is today!”

The food tour will return your travelers to the hotel around 3:00 pm. However, if they haven’t had their fill of fine foods, we can continue to the local fish market to explore more edible experiences.

For more information about this markets and food tour or other great locally guided cultural tours in Myanmar, please leave your contact information in the form below.

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Melissa Tan, General Manager
Khiri Travel Myanmar
Phone: +95 9 421474559