We had our very first Myanmar meal at Aung Mingalar Shan Noodle Restaurant, as the name says it, it is a Shan noodle restaurant. It is said that Shan cuisine is very similar to the Yunan cuisine. So, we were told it’s the Burmese version of Chinese cuisine.
Initially, we wanted to grab a quick breakfast near our hotel but the taxi driver came back so fast! So, we requested him to bring us for some local delicacies. He drove around and thought of bringing us to this shop which sells Mohinga which is the local noodle dish with fish based soup. The descriptions reminded me of Penang Asam Laksa because the soup based sounds similar. Unfortunately, we arrived too late, even though it was only 11am, they already sold out on their Mohinga and we just settle in to a Shan restaurant which was opposite the Mohinga shop.
The restaurant has a nice local atmosphere with modern wooden table and chairs. Just outside the shop, there’s a fruit stall selling local and imported fruits.
Aung Mingalar serves authentic Shan with a wide variety of Shan noodles. It took us some 15 minutes to decide what we would like to have. The taxi driver wasn’t really helpful at all. We were hoping he would at least suggest a few signature dishes or what the locals normally would order, but no. *stares*
So, we just ordered what looks appealing on the menu and waited for our very first Burmese meal. Lucky for us, the menu was tourist friendly with pictures and best of all, the menu was in English.
Pickled vegetables, chili, Beef Noodle Soup, Beef Balls Soup, Shan fried noodle
Shan Cold Noodles and Shan Pork Noodles
Simple sticky noodles (kway teow) with many choices to choose from, dry, soup, spicy, cold, chicken, pork or beef. The noodles were served and eaten with pickled veggie at the side. We on the other hand, adds lots of chilli into our noodles for the extra kick! Our noodles range from Ks 1,500 or Ks2,000 (approx. USD 1.50 – 2.00). That’s about RM5-RM7 a bowl.
Passion fruit juice, Avocado juice, Iced Coffee
Fruit juices and coffee all priced at Ks 1,000 to 1,500 (USD1 – 1.50 | RM3.30-5) a glass. The fruit juices were all very concentrated. So fresh, so good!
Enjoyed my glass of avocado juice. So rich and creamy!
Apparently, this Shan restaurant is pretty well-known to tourists as I found a lot of search results on Google, a lot of positive reviews on tripadvisor, lonelyplanet, and many dining websites. Some even claimed that this is the best place for Shan noodles. O’really.
Now that we’re well fed and fully “charged”, let’s head out to the city for sightseeing!
Business hours: 6am to 11pm daily
Price: Ks 1,500 – 4,500 (approx. USD1.50-4.50) for a bowl of noodle and other dishes, fresh fruit juice from Ks 1,000 (approx. USD 1) onwards.
Aung Mingalar Shan Noodle Restaurant
No. 34 Boyarnyunt Street & Corner of Nawaday Street ,
Yawmingyi Quarter, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
(near to Grand Plaza Parkroyal and Thamada Hotels)
GPS Coordinates: 16.783565, 96.155643