What water festival is like in Myanmar?
Ohn no khao swè (Burmese: အုန်းနို့ခေါက်ဆွဲ; MLCTS: un: nui. hkauk hcwai: IPA: [ʔóʊɴ no̰ kʰaʊʔ sʰwɛ́];) is Burmese version of Laksa. “Ohn No” means “Coconut Milk” and “Khao swe” is “Noodle”. If Monthinga is considered #1 Myanmar traditional food, then this can be #2. Whenever there is donation ceremony, people consider Monthiga and Ohn no khao swe alternately.
Kyauk Kyau: /kjauʔ kjɔ́/ is a Myanmar traditional snack derived from Malaysia. It is made with Agar jelly powder and coconut milk. Kyaut Kyau: is a-must prepared dessert for donation ceremonies in Myanmar. Plus, it can be used as one of the ingredients for other complex desserts, too.
Burmese society operates on ana(အားနာမှု), a characteristic or feeling that has no English equivalent. It is characterized by a hesitation, reluctance or avoidance, to perform an action based on the fear that it will offend someone or cause someone to lose face, or become embarrassed.Also, there is the concept ofhpon(ဘုန်း; from Sanskritbhaga), which translates to “power”. It is used as an explanation for the varying degrees of ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender differences between people in a society.Hponrefers to the cumulative result of past deeds, an idea that power or social position comes from merit earned in previous lives.This idea is used to justify the prevalent view that women are less equal than men, who are considered to have morehpon.
There are small tea houses across the country in Myanmar. The mini tables and small stools are usually put on pavement. People enjoy sipping tea and chit-chatting with friends at the same time.
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2012 Yangon Water Festival aka Thingyan.
In Myanmar, water festival is celebrated throughout the country for 4 full days and for some leap years 5 days in April.
Some are anchoring on stages called “Man Dat” where people play water while others enjoy touring around city with cars without roofs to enjoy getting splashed in front of “Man Dat”.
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During Water Festival aka Thingyan in Myanmar, you can’t walk on streets throughout Myanmar without getting splashed!
A typical Myanmar lunch. This is taken at a Myanmar style restaurant in Bagan.
A Myanmar lunch includes one or a couple of main dish, two or three side dishes, a bowl of soup and Nga Pi (fish paste which is the most common and most traditional food in Myanmar).
Guess how much this all would cost. Believe it or not, you can eat all of those in buffet (yes, buffet. You can ask more until you can’t eat) for 2500 kyats which is equivalent to 3 USD!!!!!
Mont Lone Yay Paw : Boiled rice ball with jaggery which is super famous during Thingyan (Water Festival) in April.
Recipes and methods to cook some Myanmar traditional food broadcasted by SBS, Australia.