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CultureShock! Myanmar by Saw Myat Yin

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‘Burmese food is for eating mainly just before morning’s pleasantness is lost to the heat of noon, and again as the cool of evening falls, and eating together is buttress against dusk’s approach.’—Mi Mi Khaing, Cook and Entertain the Burmese Way

 

 

 

FEASTS (SOON-KYWAY)

The most common type of entertaining in Myanmar is feasting, the meals offered to monks and laymen for religious reasons. In addition to the food, gifts like dried provisions, robes, slippers and medicines as well as cash donations are offered. The objective is to gain merit in ...

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