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Live from Myanmar: Burmese food

Burmese food is strikingly different from its neighboring countries, and an adventurous eater can try many new delicacies.

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Even on the local commuter train that circumnavigates the town of Yangon (Rangoon), one can eat well in Myanmar.  This food vendor goes from traincar to car with her delicious sauteed tofu stuffed with fresh cabbage and carrots.   Her flat hat is used to balance the tray of food as she plies her wares.

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There are two kinds of paratha that are popular in Burmese cuisine, a round one served with sugar as a sweet treat, and the other a savory square covered in carmelized onions.   The best ones are delicately layered and a bargain at 100K per piece.   (There are currently 870K to the dollar.)

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You can get everything from watermelons and bananas to water and tea on the train.   All charmingly carried on the heads of the vendors.

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This freshly grilled corn with red onions was tasty and went well with the draft Myanmar Beer at a local pub.

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I didn't expect the 'Pork with lime juice' to be sweet and sour, but after I added some hot chili peppers in fish sauce and put it over rice, it hit the spot.  

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Sauteed mushrooms were a little bland at this restaurant, but we will try again.

Stay tuned for more on Myanmar and its culture on the Danger Dog Blog.

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Buddy the Golden Retriever by Nara, Megh Raj and Sagar.   Buddy's family chose the one by Sagar.   Which one would you choose?   This is what you can expect when you order a custom Beware of Dog sign from Nepal.

How to commission YOUR pet's portrait on metal:

Now is the time to order:   Be ahead of the Pack!   Orders now being accepted for the Spring 2013 trip.  

1. Please send me a photo of your pet.  I will give it to three different artists, giving you a choice of 3 paintings and three people will get work.   Each painting is about one square foot and is on metal with synthetic enamel paint.   These can be hung indoors or out.

2. Let me know what you would like it to say.

3. Let me know what style of portrait you would prefer:   naive, realistic, colorful, etc.

4. Tell me your pet's name and breed.   

5. Send your photo to me at:   ampage1@gmail.com 
That's it !

Satisfaction is guaranteed as I accept no money up front.   If you do not like one of the three, you pay nothing, and the 3 artists are paid in full in any case.   Let me know what you want it to say and that's it!

 

The cost is $250 plus shipping.   Shipping is around $18 per sign (to and from the US).   And 9.75% California sales tax for California residents.  
Pay after choosing your portrait. 
Multiple pets on one sign cost more ($325 for Double, $400 for Triple).

 

Let's keep these artists painting.

 

This hand-painted art form is fast disappearing in Kathmandu, as it already has in most parts of the world.   I pay fair trade wages, the artists get to paint again, pet lovers get a choice of three paintings for each commission, and I get to help Nepali artists make a living.   Everybody is happy.   Rescue dogs from America get to rescue artists from Nepal!

 

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