Food

What’s on the menu?

Plenty of tasty food is available in Loikaw. It is easy to find good quality Myanmar curries, Chinese and Thai dishes. Several restaurants serve ethnic, Kayah specialities. The best known local dishes are Kayah sausage and ‘Hin Htoke’, a delicious snack made from steamed rice powder. Local people often enjoy this with a cup of millet wine, known as ‘Khaung Yay.’ Some western food is available.

Hygiene?

Hygiene standards in sit-down restaurants are generally fair to good. Tasty, freshly cooked food is also available from local street stalls and markets. However, in these cases, hygiene can be below restaurant standards. Therefore, some discretion is advised, especially for people who have a sensitive stomach.

Prices?

Prices for food in Loikaw are generally good value. You can find a simple bowl of noodles for as little as 800Ks per bowl. However, most dishes, eaten in restaurants, range from approximately 2500 Ks to 5000 Ks per dish.

Shwe Lat Yar

Shwe Lat Yar

Shwe Let Yar is another popular choice for good quality, traditional Myanmar curry. ...

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Thazin

Thazin

Thazin enjoys a nice location, with a very spacious, outside dining area on the banks of the Belu Chaung river. Thazin s...

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The Sunday Club

The Sunday Club

The Sunday Club is an excellent place to observe local life, meet local people, and try traditional Kayah specialities, ...

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Thiri Daw

Thiri Daw

Thiri Daw has two restaurants, with nice surroundings. One is by Naung Yah lake, and the other is set among rice fields....

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Mingalar Hin Htoke

Mingalar Hin Htoke

Two recommended places to try the local favourite, Hin Htoke are Mingalar Hin Htoke/ Sausage Producer (U Aung Thein Lin/...

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Recommended noodle shops

Recommended noodle shops

Loikaw has several good places to get noodle soup, including Mingalar Oo Noodles, in Baho Zay market, Ma Shan Noodles of...

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