A woman was making Mont Pyar Thalet on an iron plate put out on the side of the road

Woman cooking Mont Pyar Thalet at a food stall
Woman cooking Mont Pyar Thalet at a food stall
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After leaving the night market, I returned to downtown Yangon. It was completely dark, but there were still many people walking the streets. Downtown was bustling with people even after dark, and stalls were set up in the busiest areas. I had heard that the city authorities had forced the stalls that had been operating in the city to move to the night market, but this was not the case. There were still many stalls doing business downtown.

Many of the stalls were selling food, and a variety of dishes were on sale. Myanmar cuisine has a lot of variety. The woman in the photo is making what is called Mont Pyar Thalet in Myanmar. It looks like a kind of dosa. This country is sandwiched between Bangladesh and Thailand. Therefore, both Thai and Indian cuisines have an influence on Myanmar cuisine.

Looking at it from that perspective, Mont Pyar Thalet is a crepe-like dish influenced by the dosa that originated in India. This area must have been a crossroads of civilizations for a long time. If you look closely, you can see that the woman making the Mont Pyar Thalet also has an Indian look.

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Oct 2018 MYANMAR PEOPLE

PHOTO DATA

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10772

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

October 23, 2018

Modified On

January 29, 2024

Place

Yangon, Myanmar

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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