Women were working among the baskets piled up in the storefront. Every basket was filled with quail eggs. The women seemed to be sorting the eggs. One after another, they picked up a small egg and checked its condition. With so many eggs, it must take a long time to sort them all. The women were working silently, not even noticing that I had stopped in front of them.
When traveling in Myanmar, I often see people selling quail eggs. People in Myanmar like to eat quail eggs. People buy the boiled eggs and pick them up on the side of the road or on the bus when they are hungry. Here, quail eggs are treated like a snack.
In Japan, quail eggs are often only found in Chinese rice bowls and hapoh chai, but here, young and old alike are eating them as if they were snacks. I don't know why quail eggs are so popular in Myanmar. Perhaps quails are easier to raise than chickens, and quail eggs are considerably cheaper.
|Aug 2019 MYANMAR PEOPLE|
|BAGO BASKET EGG THANAKA WOMAN|
August 11, 2019
November 12, 2023
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