The staple food in Myanmar is rice, just like in Japan. Eating rice with side dishes is the same as in Japan. The only difference is that Myanmar's side dishes are mainly stews and use more spices than Japanese food, and they are also greasy. In any case, rice is still at the center of the dining table.
As I wandered around the Myo Ma Market in Thanlyin, I came to a rice shop. There were several metal containers lined up in front of the store, and each container contained rice. Just as there are many kinds of rice grown in Japan, such as Koshihikari, Yumepirika, Tsuyahime, etc., there seem to be many kinds of rice in Myanmar.
I guess the name of the variety is written on the tag inside the container where the rice is piled up, but I don't know what it says because it is in Burmese. However, judging from the variety of prices, it seems that there are many different kinds of rice for sale, from expensive to cheap. The only thing I could see was that the rice sold was not the Japonica rice, which is common in Japan, but rather the longer Indica rice.
|May 2019 FOOD MYANMAR|
|CONTAINER MARKET RICE STOREFRONT THANLYIN|
May 9, 2019
August 15, 2023
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