The buckets were filled with a traditional fermented food called Ngapi

Traditional fermented food called Ngapi
Containers full of gapi
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There was a market along the Bago River. Although I did not intend to buy anything, I walked into the market. When I visit foreign countries, I like to go to markets, especially local markets that are not tourist markets. It is a good place to experience the local atmosphere.

There were many stores lined up in the dimly lit market. The goods on sale were not much different from those at the markets I have visited in Yangon and other towns. Some stores sell fresh food, some sell daily necessities. As I wandered around the market, I eventually found something I didn't recognize.

In large buckets placed in front of the stores, there was a sludgy substance. Upon closer inspection, I could see fish in the sludge. Apparently, this is a traditional Myanmar fermented food called gapi. Gapi, which is fish fermented like pickles in a bucket, seems to be a common food in this country. It was probably sold in Yangon as well, but it never caught my eye. Because it is a fermented food, it must taste delicious and unique at the same time. However, the sludgey substance, which I had never tasted in my entire life, did not look appetizing to me.

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Aug 2019 FOOD MYANMAR

PHOTO DATA

No

11147

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

August 16, 2019

Modified On

November 11, 2023

Place

Bago, Myanmar

Genre

Food Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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