Food War: Pinoy vs. Myanmar

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Think about it. Myanmar’s neighbors are Thailand, India, Bangladesh and China so I was surprised that this country has a lot more in common with the Philippines than I initially thought.

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An overlay of Myanmar food on the table

Like Pinoy food, theirs is a showcase of regional influences probably because like the Philippines, they are made up of many ethnicities. And their food tastes a lot more Pinoy, only a little salty. Take a look at the food in Yangon.

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Like Pinoy food, theirs isn’t photogenic. And like Filipinos, there’s just so much oil in their food.

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Like Pinoys, Myanmars also love saucy food.

They sure love meat.

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And dried fish.

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The only difference is, they like their salad as appetizer. It’s unlimited, just ask the server if you want more.

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Does that dip remind you of bagoong or ginamos in Visayas and Mindanao?

Lots and lots of pre-packed salad!

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Don’t forget the rice!
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