Myanmar – Culinary Travel Overview
Travel to this mystical land is like stepping back in time. Once known as the Jewel of Asia, it is lush, colorful, and steeped in history. Virtually untouched by the Western world, a decades-old travel ban is lifted and now is the time to come, explore and taste. Intrepid travelers including the culinary curious are eager to do just that.
Sitting at a regional crossroads in South East Asia (bordered by Thailand, China, Laos and India) Burmese cuisine is a reflection of the country’s rich diversity of over a 100 ethnic groups. A culinary-focused itinerary can include crop growing rituals, shopping in exotic markets with a chef, cooking lessons, lunching in traditional tea shops and dining with local families. Sampling barbecue in colorful Chinatown and savoring local delicacies including the national dish a fish noodle soup called Mohinga, fragrant with fresh herbs are all edible experiences that await.
Forks on the Road is pleased to partner with a Myanmar-based travel company to create a bespoke, once-in-a-lifetime culinary journey to Myanmar that will provide an in-depth introduction to this rich, savory cuisine that has been hidden away for half a century.
Myanmar's mythical landscape treats visitors to a visual feast of rugged mountains and diverse architecture that encompasses remnants of the British Colonial era with ancient, golden temples. A visit to the iconic, misty Inle Lake provides a unique opportunity to meander among pagodas, haunting ruins, and floating gardens. Here, local fishermen practice the ancient style of leg-rowing.
A culinary journey to Myanmar can be crafted with stays in 4 and 5 star hotels enabling sophisticated travelers to experience all this country has to offer in comfort and style.
See our sample itinerary that can be customized in length and activities for individuals and groups.
" I worked with Forks on the Road and Connie Walsh on our recent group trip to Myanmar. Connie worked with me to create a wonderful two-week itinerary that had a good mix of culinary and cultural components that the group really enjoyed.
The culinary aspect gave us a different perspective and an additional way to interact with the lovely people we met. Connie provided excellent service to the group members with assistance with flights, visas and pre and post tour travel that were varied. The hotels and the local tour operators she chose were excellent. Everything worked smoothly.
I would recommend Forks on the Road and Connie Walsh for working with complex tours, especially culinary themed tours that she specializes in."
- Wei-Wei Chang, Boston MA