Visitors to the recent Singapore Street Festival on Bogalay Zay Street in down-town Yangon were treated to art, entertainment and delicious food from the island nation. Alongside 10 Singapore food hawkers you might have noticed 10 Yangon vendors chosen by Sa Ba Street Food Tours to represent and serve the many tasty snacks of Yangon.
For the first time Yangon's humble street food superstars were able to flaunt their cooking skills under the spotlight alongside famous Singapore street food vendors like Hakwer Chan with his chicken rice (first street food vendor to win a prestigious Michelin Star). As part of the 500kyat Food Festival, visitors were able to snack their way along the length of Bogalay Zay street over the course of three days without breaking the bank.
Ma Htay Htay Win who was serving mont lin ma yar (husband and wife snack) next to Hawker Chan said: “it's a huge honour to be chosen to cook and sell our snacks alongside a world famous chef who started out with street food just like us”.
Marc Shortt from Sa Ba Street Food Tours says: “This event is a proud moment for Yangon's street food scene. Singapore street food is well known around the world and held in very high regard. We think the world should also know about Yangon's amazing offerings.
We're doing our bit to to help Yangon's scene achieve the same respect as Singapore. We work together with the vendors we visit on our tours to explain best hygiene practices, tourist’s expectations and together with YCDC we helped create rules for our vendors to follow.”
Sa Ba's hand-picked food vendors from the Singapore Festival are now available for ongoing street food catering, events and private dining. You can treat your guests to Yangon's finest street food and support the hard-working independent vendors. Bring the life, lights and ambiance of downtown to your events.
According to akyaw seller Ko Myo Lwin: “It is a great new opportunity for us to freshly prepare and serve our snacks at the homes of customers for their parties or events. We get a welcome break away from our usual selling locations and we have a lot of fun cooking for the customers and sharing our food!”.