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Mandalay’s Tea shops and foodies tour by Trishaw

Ready, set, eat! This morning is a foodie’s adventure guaranteed to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites! In addition, you will also gain a better understanding of local culture and of the Mandalay residents’ daily life.

On the road to your Mandalay discovery tour

Depart the hotel and meet with your driver for the morning. However, this driver will not be waiting with a car or a bus. Instead, you will be cruising the streets of Mandalay in a pedal-powered trishaw. These bicycle-style vehicles were the most popular form of taxi in the past and are still, in our opinion, the best way to explore local neighborhoods and quiet side streets of the city.

Indulging in the best Myanmar morning treats

Once aboard, the driver will start pedaling. Over the next hour or so, several stops will be made at road-side stalls and family-run tea shops to sample Myanmar’s most popular breakfast snacks. You will quickly see how Mandalay’s cuisine is influenced by its geographical neighbors. On one street corner, you may see a vendor selling Indian-style samosas while a bicycle vendor passes by selling Chinese dumplings. On another you may see vegetables from the Shan state piled high next to seafood from the Rakhine State. Your guide will explain more about these influences while you dig in to a bowl of mohinga, Myanmar’s most popular breakfast soup.

Shop like a local at Mandalay’s market

Following this first culinary indulgence, hop back on the trishaws, and wind your way towards one of Mandalay’s daily markets. On the way, enjoy the sights and sounds of the city coming to life. Pass by kids in white and green uniforms on their way to school, hear the calls of vendors pedaling their wares, and much more.

  • Culture immersion 90%
  • Food 100%
  • Go off the beaten path 80%


  • Getting a true taste of Myanmar’s culture with this memorable Mandalay Food Tour
  • Traveling by local pedal-powered trishaws through vibrant neighborhoods
  • Feeding, along the way, your taste buds with traditional snacks and other mouth-watering delights



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