About Sa Ba Street Food Tours


We love Yangon street food

We only work with trusted vendors who love seeing new visitors come appreciate their home-style food. These stops are our favourite places to eat – the same places we take our family and friends, serving delicious and authentic eats.


Into the Unknown

Believe us, we know what it's like to arrive in an exotic country, not knowing the food or language and getting cornered into “pointing and picking” at user-friendly eateries. We take the guess work out of eating like a local in Yangon. A good way to begin your visit to Myanmar, we hope to provide you with the necessary know how to eat your way around Myanmar with culinary confidence and maybe even a few phrases.

Collecting the sweet toddy palm nectar. A key ingredient to many drinks and dishes

Our tours have been thoughtfully planned  by Anglo-Burmese Marc Shortt a former chef who worked and travelled around the world for almost a decade. Growing up in the UK, family get-togethers really whet his appetite for Myanmar’s unique cuisine. After setting up home in Yangon in 2012, he's eaten and adventured his way around the city and country hunting down fascinating spots, family run joints and curious cuisines for you to try.

Why Choose us?

Keeping it Real 

Happy Yangon street food vendor selling vegetarian stuffed tofu salad.

As reflections of Myanmar cuisine have slowly spread around the world from bay to bay. Global fast food giants have recently begun their ventures into the Myanmar food scene.

By choosing us you will be joining with local guides, family run restaurants and independent vendors who work hard to serve us delicious food.

We play an active role in the downtown community and support local organisations who are making a big difference for the future of Myanmar. You can see them here.

Food Paints the Picture

When showing you around we're going to be passing through fascinating neighborhoods with colourful histories and eateries with stories to tell. We believe that food is culture, so on our tours we can't help but to explain the bigger picture: how do Yangon's dishes reflect the people and their history, how has history shaped the dishes.

Vegetarian & Vegan Friendly

We make sure vegetarians get a true taste of Yangon. Just let us know when booking or buying your ticket of your requirements.

Passionate local tour guide

Each tour is led by a food and fun loving local guide who knows downtown Yangon. Our goal is to make you feel like you've got local friends bringing you to their favourite eats and sharing their excitement about the city.

Best way to get to know Yangon

With our small and intimate group walks you get to really appreciate local areas. Our tour combines food, culture, and real stories. It’s an all in one!

See and eat it all in 3hrs

We know there's a bunch of other sights you want to see while in Yangon so we squeeze all the must try foods and markets into three hours.

Come Hungry

So you have space for all the great food awaiting you!