Fun fact: In Burmese culture the eldest are always served first, out of respect; and when they are not present, the first morsel of rice from the pot is scooped and set aside as an act of respect, a practice known as u cha.
The Burmese culture is not only rich in traditions and rituals, but also in its delectable cuisine. The culinary tradition is a mix of authentic Burmese culture and influences from its neighbouring lands - India, China, and Thailand.
The cuisine thus balances the use of rice and noodles in its diet with Burmese curries, Burmese salads and soup eaten with rice, and a variety of noodle soups and salads.
Meeshay, Htamin gyaw, Mont di, Mi swan, Khauk swè thoke, Pork sibyan are a few examples of the mouth-watering delicacies in this cuisine.
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