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That’s right ladies and gentlemen, they serve nasi briyani at Yangon, Myanmar. With a little ASEAN geographical knowledge you’d know that it is just natural. Myanmar borders with India and Bangladesh to it’s west.

Nasi Briyani in Yangon, Myanmar
It actually tastes alot better than it looks

This particular nasi briyani place (they spell it nasi biryani) is located down the next turning from Traders hotel in Yangon. While there are quite a few nasi briyani restaurants there, you can’t miss the place, it is always the one with the most customers.

The rice is served with a single piece of 1/4 chicken. Since this is Myanmar, a highly unindustrilized country, we get real tender kampung type of chicken. It was awesome. A small bowl of soup and some fresh lettuce accompanied the meal. We ordered some extra gravy too. Except for the soup tasting a little too salty, the meal was very good. Easily better than most all of the nasi briyani served by mamaks here in Malaysia.

Drinks is a little bit tricky, the drinking water came in a bottle that looks like those we use for car battery, so that was a bit odd, to the tune that my friend brought two bottles back to Malaysia. The local Star “coke” was pretty bad, do not feel too compell to try it.

pancake with poppy seeds
Poppy Seed Pancake, Yum

First off, no, I don’t know where you can find this in Malaysia. I had this pancake in Yangon, Myanmar while on a business trip. I don’t even know if it’s legal here.

The composition of the pancake is pretty much the same as ordinary pancakes we get around here, with one addition – lotsa poppi seeds laced on top. Initially I was a bit wary of consuming it, but after some reassurance from my colleage who is also a medical doctor from Myanmar, I gave it a go.

The stuff tastes like any pancake, but just amazingly better. It was good, you could feel the texture of the seeds in your mouth, crushed between your teeth. A different aroma mixed up with your saliva and it all goes down smoothly in a somewhat sweetie taste. Did I tell you it was good?

That plate was supposed to be shared by 6 people, but I ate about half of it. hee-hee

Give me some more!

p/s: there are rumours that certain famous nasi kandar house cook their curry with poppi seeds to add to the taste.