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Mandalay Myee Shay

One of the delicious traditional dishes of Myanmar, Mandalay Myee Shay is good to try in your Myanmar tour.


  • Rice noodles (spaghetti type) chicken or pork
  • bean sprouts
  • onion sprouts
  • Chinese coriander leaves
  • dried red chilli
  • garlic
  • ginger starch
  • salted soy bean with syrup
  • dark soy sauce
  • salted pickled tofu
  • pickled mustard leaves
  • carrot
  • mixed vegetables

How to cook

First marinate meat with salt. Boil till tender. Strain meat and let it cool. Debone flesh and shred into thing pieces. Place in bowl. Put rice noodles in strainer. Dip in boiling water to soften and drain. Place them in a bowl.

Put bean sprouts in strainer. Dip in boiling water and drain. Place in bowl. Deep fry dried red chilli till the colour turns old gold. Strain. let it cool and pound. Then mix in fried oil and place in bowl. Pound garlic. Scoop in small sauce bowl and mix with vinegar.

Cut onion sprouts into small pieces. Also cut coriander leaves. Put in plate. Mix starch with warm water and stir till it turns into thick paste. Put in bowl. Mix salted pickled tofu with warm water and stir till paste. Put in bowl. Optional : cut loin of pork into thin strips. Dip in tampura and deep-fry till golden brown. Put them in a plate.

Prepare soup with chicken bones or pork rib adding a dash of ginger. You see there's a sumptuous tableful of ingredients galore, the largest ever among all snacks, the special home-made recipe we enjoy often.

How to prepare and enjoy a bowlful of Myee-shay (Dressing)

First scoop one helping of rice noodles into a dinner bowl. Put a liberal amount of shredded meat. Add red chilli oil for colour and aroma. Put starch paste. soybean pickle. salted tofu paste. and a teaspoon of dark soy sauce. Then top it with bean sprouts. (onion sprouts if you like it.) Add pounded red chilli if you like the hot burning taste. Add pickled vegetables if you prefer the sour taste. Then cut fried pork strip into sizeable pieces and top it. Take a teaspoon of garlic vinegar.

To make an accompanying delicious soup, take a bowl of hot stock. Sprinkle pepper, cut onion sprouts & coriander leaves. Enjoy with Myee Shay.