Celebrate Diwali: The Indian Festival of Lights

beautiful diwali greeting card design with mandala art and diya

Following on from the Thadingyut celebrations last weekend comes the Indian Festival of Lights, also known as Deepwali or Diwali. Happening on Wednesday November 7th, here is the MYANMORE guide to some of the best places to indulge in traditional Indian sweets, known as mithai, during the upcoming festival.

Corriander Leaf Mithaas
Started by the Corriander Leaf Group, Mithaas means sweet in Hindi. With a sweets chef from Kolkata, you can expect a wide variety of sweets at Mithaas. Freshly made everyday, their sandesh, coconut barfi and ras malai are simply drool worthy! Inform them in advance if you have any special orders.

Address: No. 12, Ahlone Road, Ahlone Township (Yangon International Hotel Compound.
Phone: 09969684512, 09778842262, 09254446989, 09255920265
Price Range: From 200Ks

Vijay Indian Sweets & Snacks
Vijay Sweets is a small shop tucked away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. It is managed by the man behind the name, Mr Vijay. He prepares each of the mithai at home before they are brought over to the shop. Vijay sweets carries the largest laddus you’ve ever seen and one bite is enough to get you hooked. Rest assured, you will be trying some of the freshest sweets available in Yangon.

Address: No. 19, 29th Street, Pabedan Tsp, Yangon,
Phone: 01385701
Price Range: 400Ks – 1000Ks.

Liberty Indian Sweets & Snacks
A highly popular Indian sweet shop among the locals, if you are travelling along Anawrahta Street, you cannot miss the bright red signboard, calling out to you to come take a bite. Liberty Sweets also has another outlet located along 29th Street. If downtown is far for you, their sweets are even available at City Mart across Yangon.

Address: No.313 Corner of Anawrahta Street & Kon Zay Dan Street, Pabedan Township
Phone: 01386590
Price Range: 400KS – 1000Ks

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