[Travel Diary] A Burmese Cooking Class

As I already mentioned in my previous posts, there are so many things to do around Nyaung Shwe/Inle Lake: Shopping, eating, biking and even wine tasting, just to name a few. One of the girls I met at my cooking class in Sri Lanka was raving about the cooking class she took in Myanmar, so I knew just had to check this one out as well.

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And I was not disappointed. Our host at Bamboo Delight, Leslie, was the most welcoming person and the setup of the outdoor kitchen was super cute. Everything was very well organised and still, Leslie took the time to answer whatever question we had.

We learned how to cook Burmese curries, how to season the easiest yet yummiest grilled fish and how to fix the super delicious tomato salad (I had it as a side whenever it was available). Feel free to head over to their Facebook page to check out some recipes. But of course, the best part is not the cooking, but indulging on your homemade treats right afterwards hihi.

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Unfortunately, I started feeling unwell halfway into the class and couldn’t enjoy the cooking half as much as I would have loved to, thanks to a massive headache (probably some after effects of my massive hangover from the day before). But I still loved the class, the food we prepared and the people I met there.

I have mentioned my love for Nyaung Shwe and the entire area of Inle Lake already numerous times in my previous posts, and the cooking class just added to my fondness. Burmese food is not even remotely as delicious as Thai or Sri Lankan cuisine, but Leslie showed us how to fix some delicious dishes anyways. Food is such an important factor when getting to know foreign cultures and countries, and I can think of few better ways to meet fellow travelers than over sharing food you all prepared together.

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