Myeik, a town with amazing local cuisine and sea foods

Myeik, a town with amazing local cuisine and sea foods

Myeik, a town with amazing local cuisine and sea foods.

One unique thing about Myeik is their sea foods. Once you have tasted sea foods from Myeik I am sure you can’t appreciate sea foods from any other places. For real! They have very disciplined and serious fishery. Since sea foods are freshly right from the sea, sweetness is remarkable. As you know, the fresher the sea food, the tastier it is, undebatable that almost every food in Myeik is delicious. And another good thing is that you can find food places in every corner of the town.

Famous fried Noodle, Myeik Kat Kyee Kite

Almost every towns in Myanmar has their own local specialty; Shan noodle at Shan State, Mote Hin Kharr in Yangon and Mhee Shay at Mandaly. So Myeik itself has its own signature cuisine. The most famous of them all is Myeik Kat Kyee Kite. It is made of flat rice noodle, sea foods, bean sprout, chickpeas, sliced sausage and egg. Of course, that spicy noodle dish is definitely the best in its town, the replica in other town can’t compare to the one in Myeik, no matter how expensive it is or how much sea foods they added.

I wasn’t aware at first too. Then I asked around and I found out that there is special sauce called “Pa Own” juice in recipe of Kat Kyee Kite. It is a fermented toddy juice, usually used as an ingredient in places around Myeik. In other town when they replace the sauce with other ingredients it makes huge different in taste. The pan also speaks alot. They used special pan, which is 2-feet diameter in size and flat in shape, which creates different in taste and texture.

  • The most recommended Kat Kyee Kite shops in Myeik would be “Maung Win” at the corner of Myit Ngal Road, “Myat Phwal” at the corner of Kan Phyarr.

Traditional Best Snack Myeik Arpone

There is these best snacks in Myeik called “Arpone”, a kind of traditional food. Rice batter is cooked in a palm-sized pan, coconut milk is added fully covering all the batter. An egg is added and shredded coconut is the final topping. Arpone can also be found in other Tannithayi’s towns, such as Dawei and Kaw Thaung but Myeik definitely produces the best because it is full of rice batter rather than Dawei’s and Kaw Thaung’s and has real original taste of Arpone.

  • In the outskirts of Myeik, in Sandawut village bizarre, there is this Arpone shop which is the most famous one. Although it is 30 min drive from town, people always make an effort. It opens at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Small but famous shop is so good that people even have to buy Arpones from that shop as a souvenir when they go back to Yangon.

Coconut Milk’s Snack of Myeik

Probably because it is a place filled with coconut trees, most of the snacks contain generous amount of coconut milk. In Myeik, there is a famous snack shop called “Yatha Sone”, at the corner of B.E.H.S (1) School road. In that shop, there are so many coconut milk based snacks such as Tha Kway Yine (softly cooked black sticky rice, topped with coconut milk), Myeik’s Shwe Yin Aye (thin coconut milk, rice noodle, sago, sticky rice), Mone Lone Yay Paw (sticky rice balls floated in thin coconut milk), Mhawt Mont (jello stick and sweet potato slices in thin coconut milk).

Famous Myiek Juice “Lime Aye”

Like I said, Myeik has incomparable astonishing dishes. One of them is called “Lime Aye”. I was very intrigued about that and finally discovered that it is a drink based on black coffee. Black coffee with sugar and lime is shook well till it bubbles up and rested for a couple of days to make the coffee in more transparent state. Then, the transparent layer is filtered to another cup and the foams are put on top like ice cream. Such an exotic beverage, the bitterness of the coffee and the sourness of the lime never fail to freshen you up. The sweetness is also there too. The authentic Lime Aye, which you can enjoy only in Myeik.

 

Recommend Restaurant in Myeik

Myeik is the best place not only for snacks but for lunch and for dinner. Almost every restaurant in the towns has their special tastes of dishes. As you know, there are so many beaches in Myanmar and so a lot number of sea foods restaurants, too. But seafood dishes of Myeik have really unique and incomparable tastes rather than any other towns. The combination of their deliciousness and the freshness of their seafood always reminds me Myeik whenever I eat seafoods.

  • If you like to taste Burmese cuisines, there is a traditional Burmese restaurant, called “A Shae Ywar”, in Myeik. It has been opened over 20 years and a real authentic Burmese restaurant.

With their own exceptional cooking style, they cook and transform seafoods into Burmese style and that fact makes their dishes the best. What my most favorite is oyster stew with sweetness. They cook palm-sized oyster with onions. I have never tasted that brilliant taste of oyster stew in my life before I came in to the restaurant. The oysters are tender and sweet. Not like the artificial sweetness of MSG, they are all so sweet in the most natural taste. I also learned that the sweetness of seafoods are decreased after freezing. So the more fresh seafood is cooked, the true original sweetness is there. Another interesting thing is about pineapple salad. Generally, Myanmar people eat it in straight way. Not by cooking. But in Myeik, people makes pineapple spicy salad with onions, chilli pepper, fish paste and dried shrimp and eat it as popular side dish of combination taste of sweet and spicy.

Dishes and food of almost other restaurants also has their own good tastes. You can also find, not only Burmese-styled dishes, Thai and Chinese fusion cuisines. If you want to enjoy variety of seafoods,

  • “Shwe Hnin Si” restaurant in Kan Phyar Quarter and
  • “Lotus” restaurant at Myay Ni St. are especially recommended.
  • To enjoy Myeik evening with their fresh seafood barbeque, “Pin Lei May” in Aye Yeik Chaung Quarter,
  • “Shwe Yarsu” and Hongkong Kitchen both at Strand Road are highly recommended restaurents.

So now you get the names of the best and authentic restaurants of Myeik in your mind. But there are still large number of astonishing restaurants left in town. These restaurants I mentioned above now are essential places you shouldn’t miss for food when you visit to Myeik. So travel and enjoy Myeik. And enjoying around Myeik’s islands is a must. Don’t miss that chance. Enjoy the undeniably good Myeik cuisines and grab your chance to learn something new and exciting about Myanmar.

 

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345 thoughts on “Myeik, a town with amazing local cuisine and sea foods

    1. By reading this article, I would like to go there right now and try the delicious sea food. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Very nice post, Myeik Kat Kyee Kite is one of my favorite food, Thanks Admin. I’ll try to go to Myeik after Spring Revolution.

    *Dear C2D Admin, See you at there. heehee 😀

  2. ❤️❤️❤️ I’m definitely going there with you ❣️
    We both love Myeik Kat Kyee kite 😁

  3. ❤️❤️❤️ I’m definitely going there with you ❣️
    We both love Myeik Kat Kyee Kite and War Pa Lote 😁

  4. I like Myeik Kat Kyay Kite and Arr Pone. But I never heard about Lime Aye. Thank you writer. I’d like to try Lime Aye when I travel to Myeik.

  5. I like Myeik Kat Kyay Kite and Arr Pone. But I never heard about Lime Aye. I’d like to taste Lime Aye when I travel to Myeik. Thank you for your article writeer.

  6. Very interesting and amazing local dishes. I do not like seafood but I am interested in other foods especially Myiek Juice “Lime Aye. I will definitely visit Myeik and eat at these restaurants

  7. One of my favorite places to visit is Myeik Island and my pleasure to read details about this and love to read Myeik Favorite foods. Thank you for the post and appreciate all of your efforts!!!

  8. when I see dry Stingray picture, their birth periods come across in my mind.
    “Generally, female stingrays give birth Once A Year. They usually have Two to Six young at a time.”
    I think we should not eat too much to prevent those species from extinction. And others species as well. I do not wish Mergui Archipelago to become like Phuket and Bali. Always wanna be proud that clean, beautiful, green, colorful coral reef, plenty of beautiful fishes etc..

  9. Wow… this is another amazing content for my bucket list!
    This website is really helpful, and I love it! 💕

  10. I must add Myeik in my bucket list. The food mentioned here make me have no resistance.Thanks.

  11. Yummy! Kat Kyee Kite and Ar Pone is my favorite food. Seafood as well. You can never get the real Myeik taste in any other part of the country. You may have various Myeik Kat Kyee Kite in Yangon but not get real taste. Seafood are so fresh there. More than 100% recommended.

  12. I have never been visited this city yet but definitely in my bucket list.
    My favorite food is Kat Kyay Kite and I want to try out other recommend foods from this article.
    Can’t wait to visit there hopefully this crisis period will not take much time more.

  13. The largest city in the Tanintharyi Division, Myeik has a long and proud nautical history and one of the best kept collections of colonial era buildings in South-East Asia. The heart of the city is the bustling harbour front with traders, and a wide varietty of wooden fishing and commuter boats.

  14. Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  15. Wanna try to have delicious sea food, when I will arrive at Myeik. Thanks for sharing delicious restaurants.

  16. Myeik is a place where I always want to visit. After reading this article my desire for visiting Myeik is stronger than before.

  17. Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

    Wanna to go there every year and enjoy foods there

  18. Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

    Wanna to go there and enjoy foods

  19. Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

    Wanna to go there and enjoy foods. Thanks for sharing information

  20. Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  21. Date 15/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  22. Date 16/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  23. Date 17/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  24. Date 18/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  25. Date 19/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  26. Travel and enjoy Myeik. And enjoying around Myeik’s islands is a must. Don’t miss that chance. Enjoy the undeniably good Myeik cuisines and grab your chance to learn something new and exciting about Myanmar.

  27. Whenever I open this web page, this article makes me hungry. Missing Myanmar and Myeik food. Myeik will be the first destination to visit when I come back to Myanmar. Now eating bread and saving as I can to support for revolution. We are going to win

  28. Date 20/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  29. Date 21/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  30. Date 23/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  31. Date 24/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  32. Date 25/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  33. Date 26/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  34. Date 27/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  35. Date 28/01/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  36. My girlfriend, named Aderline Blake used to live there in 1965.I used to think of family life with her in this beautiful town, Myeik. But she suddenly disappeared. I found her for years. But never found her back. Wishing her to be good and happy.
    Your bf in 65, Ford Harrison, LA

  37. Date 05/02/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  38. Date 06/02/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

  39. Date 08/02/2022

    Amazing town,Myeik has a great restaurant scene. To eat like a local in Myeik you must try its seafood, BBQs, Kat Gyi Kai.

    The number of restaurants, small and big, make you wonder how they all survive! Obviously, eating is a popular pastime in Myeik.

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