Eating at Burma
Breakfast is served around 7 a.m. In countryside breakfast consist of boiled vegetables with left over rice from last night dinner. Noodles are popular for breakfast in urban areas. They eat lunch between 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. And dinner around 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. generally their meal is consist of rice, a curry dish, and vegetable soup.
Burmese cuisine is characterized by extensive use of fish products like fish sauce and ngapi.
A traditional Burmese meal is eaten on a round table that is fairly low to the ground. Burmese people sit on the floor or on bamboo mats and eat together as a family. All the food is placed at the center of the table and each individual has their own bowl of rice.
Most people eat using the right hand, although utensils are more common in urban area. Elders, guests, and men are encouraged to eat first.
is a generic term for pungent pastes made of either fish or shrimp. Ngapi is usually made by fermenting fish or shrimp that is salted and ground then sun dried.
Traditional breakfast dish, and considered by many to be Burma's national dish. Mohinga is a rice noodle soup made with fish broth.
Holiday at Burma
Martyrs' Day reverences the day in 1947 that the Myanmar national leader and his colleagues were assassinated while striving for independence from British colonial rule.
Htamane, which is served during the rice harvest festival February, is made of glutinous rice mixed with sesame seeds, peanuts, shredded ginger, and coconut.