Alright, so I didn’t love Burmese food. At all. Most of it has fermented fish paste as a dominant ingredient. Even if used in small doses, fermented fish paste just can’t help being dominant. I mean, it’s something you’ve gotta smell to believe. But there were a few Burmese foods that I could not only stomach, but actually sincerely enjoyed, and Shan noodles was one such food.
You can get Shan noodles all over Yangon, but I would always get mine from the HomeK restaurant in the corridor between C Block and D Block of the Pearl Condo Complex. Shan noodles is basically rice noodles with a kind of chicken bolognese, topped with deep fried garlic, ground peanuts, sesame seeds, and a few other things that I can’t remember anymore. It comes with a side of chicken stock, which you are meant to pour over your noodles. Then, you mix it all up, and it is delicious!