Among the many places we tried, here is our must do:
Innlay Hut Indian Food House: a young and funky Indian spot
If you want to have a great time and eat some tasty Indian, this is the place!
Innlay Hut Indian Food House is a wooden hut, and basically a shrine to
The food is excellent, we just had to go back a few days later to get it again.
If you like Indian food, try it, if you want something different, try it, and if you want to have a great time, try it!
Food stalls at the Mingala Market: cheap and authentic
The market is big, but very well hidden in the middle of the town. We had spent three days walking in front of it without noticing it, and if it hadn’t been for a local who took us there, we would have missed it completely!
You will find everything on this market. The weather conditions in Inle Lake (warm, but not too hot and not too cold), the huge supply of water, and their agriculture techniques (floating farms and irrigation) basically allow them to grow any fruits and vegetables.
Some stands will be selling food, such as fried tofu. In Myanmar, tofu is actually made from chickpeas, not soya, and it’s absolutely delicious. We bought it as snacks and ate it on the spot with some sauces and herbs, so tasty! You will also find other stalls selling specialties such as the Shan tofu salad or the Shan noodle soup.
In the evenings, check out the small night market on the other side of the main street, just off Yone Gyi Road.
Lin Htett Restaurant: the best local specialities in a family run restaurant
Lin Htett is a small, local and familial restaurant on the main street of Nyaungshwe. You would barely notice it when you walk by, but this is where we had the best food on our whole trip in Myanmar.
The staff is lovely, the food is cheap but incredible. A great occasion to try different local specialities. Our must try: the tea leaf salad and the Shan noodle soup (we still dream about it!).
If you liked it, Myo Myo (she started the restaurant with her sister) can give you very good cooking classes. Check our article Things to do in Nyaungshwe, Inle Lake, Myanmar for more info.