Pakkoku Dawlaymay

Burmese in Mandalay

This basic, archetypal local restaurant is a garage-style room with whirring fans and light panels that indicate (in Burmese) which of some three dozen possible curries are available (printed list usually available in English on request). Curries come with a panful of rice and accompaniments, usually salad herbs, tomato-bean curry, peanut salad and a semi-sweet dal.