A Taste of Yangon, Burma (Myanmar) – Video Documentary

By Mark Wiens 32 Comments

Welcome to Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)!

Get ready for an exciting visit to the golden Shwedagon Pagoda and then dive straight into the glorious supply of Burmese street food specialties in this Migrationology Video – Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)!

36 – Indian style dosa
1:26 – Shwedagon Pagoda
2:20 – Burmese Thali (ever eaten goat testicles?)
3:36 – Yangon style local transportation
4:26 – Thiri Mingalar Market
4:44 – Mohinga Noodle Soup for Breakfast
6:27 – Burmese Ginger Salad
6:58 – Burmese Tofu Salad
8:04 – Yangon Chinatown BBQ Feast!

Have you visited Yangon? Thanks for watching this video!

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  • sincere

    7 years ago

    the block of “tofu” is actually made from chickpea flour, common in burmese cuisine. it’s a much easier process to make it than actual tofu from soy beans.

  • Yamin

    7 years ago

    Hey Mark, what a tasty video you have there! I just clicked play and with the start of background music, it brought tears to my eyes.. It makes me miss my country more. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Burma.

  • selvakumar

    9 years ago

    There is a beautiful song playing in the backgroung. I want that song. Can anyone send me that song from youtube.

    • Selvakumar

      8 years ago

      There is a beautiful song burma playing in the backgroung. I want that song. Can anyone send me that song download link ?

  • Min Ayeik

    9 years ago

    Hi Mark Wiens, my name is Min Ayeik. It means “your shadow” in English.
    Thank you for visiting to my country (Myanmar).
    This video is so nice and let me share it on my blog.
    Hope you are satisfy in foods well around the world. 🙂
    Thank you!
    (I am poor in grammar, sorry about this.)

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      No problem Min and thanks for including my video. I had a wonderful time visiting Burma and would love to return again for a visit in the future. Hope you are doing well!

      • Min Ayeik

        9 years ago

        Thanks you very much.
        Hope you are doing well. 🙂

        • Mark Wiens

          9 years ago

          No problem, yes, doing great. Thanks for watching and hope you are well as well!

  • Chit Thway Ko

    9 years ago

    If u guys have any question about my country, Burma .. u can ask me freely and openly .. i am happy to answer about my country .. 🙂

  • Chit Thway Ko

    9 years ago

    Hi Mark, I m from Yangon, Burma but now i live in Portsmouth, England.. i really miss my foods a lots especially Mohinga. When i was in my country i always hung out with my friends to Streets ..and ate street foods ..nice video ..Mark. Anyway thanks for visiting my country ( Kyay Zuu Tin Par Tal ).. 😀

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thanks so much for the comment Chit! I had a great time while I was in Yangon and would love to go back and visit sometime again. Hope you are doing well in Portsmouth now!

  • Zinnia

    9 years ago

    Oh, just remember during my childhood day, we called that mutton/goat testicle as Fighting Ball in Burma also. Haha..

  • gloria quo

    10 years ago

    Great overview of yangon, thanks for sharing the video. I’ll be going to yangon in Aug/2011. Hope to try all that you recommend except the mutton testicles.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Hey Gloria, thanks for watching the video!
      Great that you have an opportunity to visit Yangon and hope you like all the food!

    • Chit Thway Ko

      9 years ago

      thanks for visiting my country , Welcome .. 🙂

  • Mikoy

    10 years ago

    hey mark, cool video! a filipino couchsurfer who was based in yangon for a while advised me against trying out the local street food coz the food preparation is a little hygenic. what can you say about this? and did you ever had problems? looks pretty good, where would you say would be the best place to sample their food. thanks!
    mikoy

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Hey Mikoy, thanks for asking. I didn’t have any problems eating all the street food I could in Myanmar – and I ate quite a bit. I think most of the food is quite clean, but I would recommend if you are worried to stick with food that is cooked on spot (opposed to food that is sitting around for a while). Overall, I think food is quite safe to eat on the streets in Yangon. Hope this helped, and let me know if you have any other questions!

  • selva

    10 years ago

    Hey Mark,

    Videos are great, I feel hungry on seeing it :-). I was there for 6 months and enjoyed these foods. Beatiful country with lot of greenery trees and plants, People are so kind. I was there at rainy season, U would enjoy much at rainy season than summer.

    Burmese Indian Thali Mixed Platter — did you take this food at DOE MEIK SWE restaurant ? A very gud restaurant for gud and cheap indian food.

    Have a nice time.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Cool, I bet you had some great times and experiences living in Burma for 6 months!

      I ate that Thali platter at just a street corner in Yangon, I don’t think it was even a restaurant with a name. Thanks though for the restaurant recommendation, if I return for another visit, I will remember it and go there for some good cheap Indian food!

    • Chit Thway Ko

      9 years ago

      Hi Silva , thanks for visiting and nice recommendation abt my country 🙂

  • Adam

    10 years ago

    Great video Mark! I really, really miss dosas. It was our favorite breakfast while in India, and I would kill for some right now!

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thanks for watching Adam. Yes, they are soo good!

  • Raymond

    10 years ago

    Mutton testicles? Awesome!! Hee hee…

    If you ever come to Calgary you’ll have to try “Prairie Oysters” — bull’s balls! They don’t seem as mushy as the ones you had…lol..

    Love the videos!

  • Grace

    10 years ago

    Oh my god the mutton testicle was too much for me. LOL. I like the video. I felt like I was there. I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t had the chance to read up on Burma but it seems like an interesting place to go to.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thanks Grace! If we meet in person, we are going to eat some crazy foods together!!!

  • Don

    10 years ago

    Hey Mark. Very nice video! And it’s a nice follow up to Photo Essay: A Glimpse of Life in Yangon, Burma. I also ate in Chinatown a couple of times and had some great food. I think we might have dined at the same Indian restaurant! I really enjoyed going to Mingalar Market. It’s a great place to take photos. And of course Shwedagon Pagoda is a must see.

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thanks Don! Glad you had a wonderful time in Yangon as well. That’s pretty cool that we were able to dine from the same chef! Thanks again for watching!

    • Chit Thway Ko

      9 years ago

      hay Don, thanks for visiting my country and sound good that u like Mingalar Market. 🙂

  • Joram

    10 years ago

    nice video mark, ati what soundtrack is that? u jamaa i need the hookup with the tanzania Tshirt!

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      You guy the tunes are from a local Burmese artist. I bought their cd on the streets on Yangon! Shoot, you guy we need to organize those vibes! Ati, I’m working on the Migrationology guide to Nairobi Sheng, would you be willing to hook up the interview?