After visiting Ywangan, I was back to Mandalay. Here I am alone to enjoy all by myself.
Mandalay is the second largest city in Myanmar with a population of a bit less than 1million.
It is an ancient city. There are a lot of historical architectures. Of course, mainly from Buddhism. It is said nearly 90% of the citizen are Buddhist.
I enjoy walking around especially for such historical places.
Shwenandaw Golden Palace, Mandalay, Myanmar
And, of course, coffee and Myanmar cuisine!
It is said as well that Mandalay is the famous city for gourmet food. Exciting!
I have enjoyed several nice food in a few days stay in Mandalay. Still remember some try of Myanmar dishes in Takadanobaba which is called as “Little Yangon” I feel just similar.
Frankly speaking, surprised at first. At the first coffee shop, it was served instant coffee in a bag with just hot water in a cup!. At the next coffee shop, coffee with lemon (just surprised, and no more). Then at the third one, looked muddy (again, just surprised, no more).
Where there is the place to serve such a nice coffee (for me) from the coffee firm in Ywangan ?
Or experienced at Myanmar Coffee Festival ? Surely I felt they were in one of the top level.
On the other hand, I understand TEA culture is quite strong and stable. In fact, Myanmar is the No.9 Tea producing country (in 2020) ( whereas Japan, No.13).
I have tried Lepet-so in Takadanobaba. Of course it is quite popular here.
Fermented or pickled tea. Tea leaf for eat !!
I think again of the comparison between STRONG, TRADITIONAL TEA CULTURE and YOUNG AND FREESH COFFEE CULTURE.
Suddenly I wanted to see somebody where I met at Coffee Festival in 2018.
It is dangerous to meet “VIRTUAL” and “REAL” in a different time. However, it should be OK when it is in the real time in 2022.
I try to warp again !