If you’re a foodie or culture hound in search of bold new flavors and unexpected pairings, you’ve come to the right place. A Myanmar culinary holiday will treat you to some of the most exciting flavors in Southeast Asia as you discover a cuisine that’s heavily influenced by the different players in Myanmar’s long and storied history. With teashops hawking British-influenced sweet tea and noodle shops serving delicacies from Shan state, Myanmar is a fascinating melting pot for the senses—especially your taste buds!
Starting in Yangon, you’ll go on an unforgettable food tour of this lively city’s most popular teashops, where you’ll try iconic Burmese dishes and rub shoulders with locals. Then, you’ll be whisked to Bagan’s enigmatic landscape of ancient stupas, where you’ll explore temple ruins and local cuisine. In Mandalay, observe skilled artisans at work, and at Inle Lake, relax on a leisurely lake cruise that will take you deep into the stilted, floating and watery world of the Inthar people.
Your Myanmar culinary holiday will also leave you with a few practical skills: a local chef will show you the ropes on how to make traditional regional dishes. And of course, no culinary tour of Myanmar is complete without a wine tasting high over Inle Lake. After tasting some of Myanmar’s finest fare and quirkiest snacks, you’ll return to Yangon with a deeper appreciation for the myriad flavors and cultures that make up this intriguing country.